I can relate to this. Took a long time for me to feel comfortable with the game! I mean I suspect it’s because we’re playing against kids who’ve played fortnite their entire conscious lives but also I find when I do well in Apex it doesn’t have much to do with my shooting ability.
BRs, and Apex specifically, is way more about movement and awareness and tactics and caution than it is about shooting. In BRs you win by only engaging in fights where you have the advantage, and avoiding or fleeing or regrouping in fights when you’re disadvantaged.
This is extremely hard to do when you start, because the mechanics that are front and center are all about equipment and guns and aiming and shooting but it’s ultimately a game about movement and reading situations. It’s about providing covering fire while your teammate heals. It’s about looping around the back when they spot you out front. It’s about sneaking up on the enemy even when you spot them far away because your team has shotguns and SMGs.
The pacing and the flow of a match was completely foreign to me for a very long time. The only multiplayer shooters I’ve played extensively are like Quake and Halo and the risk assessment and decision making in games with quick respawns is almost completely different.
That said, the best advice I can give for Apex shooting is to slow down and take your time. Apex has a long time to kill and reloads make it take even longer. The extra time you spend aiming to make sure you hit is nothing compared to the time it takes to reload. It’s very likely the person you’re fighting is freaking out and just spraying bullets, so stay calm and make your shots count.
Sorry for the effort post cause I think I’ve undermined the “I feel you” sentiment I originally meant to send!