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Apex Legends passive ability idea makes Pathfinder a true Forward Scout

Published: 24/Sep/2020 23:22

by Theo Salaun

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Months after Apex Legends’ Pathfinder was significantly nerfed, fans are brainstorming possible adjustments, including one passive ability rework that would help him live up to his “Forward Scout” legend designation.

Back in May, Pathfinder’s Grappling Hook tactical ability was nerfed significantly, as its cooldown went from being a modest 15 seconds to a hefty 35. This pared the character’s impact down a good deal, something that Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek explained was necessary to make the robot more balanced.

But, while Pathfinder may have been overpowered before the nerfs, balancing his tactical ability has left his passive feeling particularly uninspired. In the past, that ability felt even less impactful because it gave teams a peek at the next circle on their maps, but didn’t grant Pathfinder much personal utility. 

At the moment, he has the capacity to reveal “Insider Knowledge,” which too was adjusted in the past to let him reduce his ultimate “Zipline Gun’s” cooldown. Instead, a fan on Reddit has come up with an ability that perfectly fits the Forward Scout: a built-in Digital Threat for unarmed reconnaissance.

Pathfinder’s New Passive: A Built-in Digital Threat While Unarmed from apexlegends

 

As explained by Reddit’s ‘rickgotmytongue,’ Pathfinder is a robot who is listed under the Apex Legends recon class, that means his mechanical eye should probably be tailored toward scouting. At present, it is not and it is, instead, heroes like Bloodhound who are gifted with abilities to perform visual scouting on behalf of their team.

But that can change, and rickgotmytongue’s idea for how is pretty intriguing. Digital Sniper Threats enable players to visibly see enemies at great distances in the Respawn Entertainment battle royale, as they boldly highlight foes in a bright red like Bloodhound’s ultimate ability, “Beast of the Hunt.” One can easily imagine that the technology needed for a scope of such magnitude is not impossible to wire for a robot literally built for scouting out enemies.

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In order to prevent this ability from feeling completely overpowered, as it would essentially turn the metal Spider-Man into a grappling Bloodhound, rickgotmytongue has explained that this would only come into effect when unarmed. This makes it closer to Call of Duty: Warzone’s Spotter Scope, which enables you to locate enemies off in the distance while sacrificing gun usage.

It also coincides with recent statements from developers, in which they expressed that buffs were on the way for the beloved mobility maestro. This passive ability rework might not be exactly what they had in mind, but it’d be a great way to improve Pathfinder’s utility and serve his true calling.

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Apex Legends leaker claims Heirloom weapon skins are coming

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary

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An Apex Legends leaker has claimed that Respawn are planning to add a new tier of weapons skins for guns, at the same rarity as Heirlooms.

There is plenty of choice for players when it comes to customizing their favorite Apex Legends characters or weapons, and Respawn are always releasing new cosmetic items to keep the game fresh.

The cosmetics for characters and weapons are divided into classes, based on how rare they can be to find, and new leaks are suggesting that some more ultra-rare items could be coming.

Mirage's Heirloom pack in Apex Legends
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Gun weapon skins could be the next Heirlooms added to Apex Legends.

Heirloom weapon skins?

The Heirloom melee weapons for certain characters are the rarest items that can be unlocked in Apex Legends and, typically, there is only one of them released for a single Legend, each season.

However, while melee weapons are the only type of Heirloom cosmetics currently available, Apex leaker “SomeoneWhoLeaks” has revealed that ranged Heirloom skins for the different guns in-game might be next.

The leaker revealed that the rumor apparently stemmed from an investor inside EA before reminding Apex Legends fans that it has still yet to be confirmed by Respawn.

“Rumor has it that heirloom weapon skins are coming,” they explained, “this comes from some investors in EA, so take it with a grain of salt.”

The Apex leaker added that these would simply be released as ranged weapon skins but was unsure if they would be released through Heirloom Shards, similarly to the melee weapons that have already been released.

They also revealed that the timeline for when these potential Heirloom skins are coming is still unclear, which makes it unlikely that we will see them for the start of Season 7 on November 4.

While little has been revealed about these ultra-rare weapon skins, it is worth noting that nothing is set in stone and we won’t know for sure until Respawn officially release the rumored cosmetics.

SomeoneWhoLeaks has previously leaked Bangalore’s weapon heirloom, although we’re still to see this arrive in-game.