The first time someone plays Apex Legends, they will be presented with a lengthy yet informative tutorial on the game's fundamental basics. After that, players should become comfortable with the control scheme, particularly the basic features such as changing weapons. However, there may be some people out there who are playing the game on someone else's account or who have previously had their account played on. On each platform Apex Legends has been released on, below is a breakdown of the controls for changing weapons.
How to Change Weapons in Apex Legends on PC
In terms of control techniques, PC gaming has a lot of leeway. For any game, PC gamers may use whichever peripheral they choose. Steam's input abilities make it easy for PC gamers to connect their controllers and peripherals to any game on the platform. Keeping this in mind, the keyboard control system in Apex Legends on PC may be simply adjusted as needed. If you're one of the rare individuals that plays this game on a PC with a controller, you can easily alter the controls in-game or with the help of Steam Input.
The default controls to change weapons in Apex Legends on PC are as follows:
|Pick weapon (long press to replace currently equipped weapon to the one you are facing)||E|
|Cycle Weapon||Mouse Wheel Scroll|
|Equip Weapon 1||1|
|Equip Weapon 2||2|
How to Change Weapons in Apex Legends on Xbox
If you use the Xbox Elite controller and its famed paddles, Apex Legends will have a fantastic control scheme. Otherwise, the Xbox Core and Xbox One controllers will function similarly to the controllers on previous consoles. The control schemes for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, are listed below:
|Cycle Weapon (holding this will holster the weapons)||Y|
|Pickup (holding this will swap the equipped weapon with the weapon the player is facing)||A|
How to Change Weapons in Apex Legends on PlayStation
In terms of the position of the buttons required for weapon shifting, the PlayStation and Xbox controls are nearly identical. Because of the controllers' distinct design languages, the terminology is varied. The PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers also include innovative technology, but they haven't been changed to distinguish themselves from the PlayStation 4 DualShock controllers.
|Cycle Weapon (holding this will holster the weapons)||Triangle|
|Pickup (holding this will swap the equipped weapon with the weapon the player is facing)||Square|
How to Change Weapons in Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch
It is not suggested that you utilise the Joy-Cons as your Apex Legends controller. To begin with, using them as a controller for any FPS game is often awkward. Second, gripping the screen while playing Apex Legends adds an added element of difficulty. Finally, additional buttons that are not present on the Joy-Cons are required to play the game properly. There are a couple more controller alternatives for the Switch. The official Nintendo Switch Pro controller is one of them. A third-party controller, the 8bitDo controller, is another alternative. The default buttons for changing weapons will be the same on any of the aforementioned controllers, as seen below.
|Cycle Weapon (holding this will holster the weapons)||X|
|Pickup (holding this will swap the equipped weapon with the weapon the player is facing)||B|