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Apex Legends: Creative Pathfinder grapples make for easy escapes

Published: 20/Sep/2019 1:32 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 1:47

by Alan Bernal

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Pathfinder has some satisfying grapple locations in Apex Legends to traverse the terrain with ease, but they can also be used for incredibly effective escapes.

Apex Legends fans immediately noticed that the mobility in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale felt slow and clunky, but that’s because the game has a ton of move sets for players to master.

While there’s everything from sliding, wall jumping, directional slides and the like, Pathfinder’s grapple is still the most dynamic way for a player to get across Kings Canyon. Though there are some locations on the map that make for easier transitions into slides and hops than others.

Mokeysniper YouTubePathfinder can get huge air for quick escapes, you just need to know where to hook.

Apex Legends YouTuber ‘Mokeysniper’ took a couple of days to figure out the best locations to use the Grappling Hook, and their effort paid off since the spots they found are some of the smoothest maneuvers in the game.

But what’s even more striking is the distance they cover that can be used for ridiculous escapes in a tricky situation.

Starting near the Cage by hooking the rock going east, Pathfinder can leap over the entire mound while having an entire downhill slope to transition into a huge slide.

From there, using the terrain, players can grapple to go from the middle of nowhere all the way into The Farm going north.

Similarly, Mokeysniper showed how clipping a tree before going into the Canyons could actually get players on the other side with a few strategic bunny hops to keep the momentum going. If done correctly, they can avoid a whole side of the mountain and leave an enemy team in the dust.

Just north of Bunker’s river-side entrance, Pathfinder can hope over the entire compound proceeding the Military Bay 02 doors. It’s crazy to see how with one leap, the Forward Scout can go from desert terrain to the lush river in a flash.

Probably the most fun escape in the video is just before heading into the Destroyed Cascades from the canyons. By hooking the mountainside, players can slide all the way down the giant hill to the bottom, easily escaping enemies’ line of sight.

Mokeysniper is definitely perfecting the craft of satisfying Pathfinder hooks, but players can also see how useful they can be to avoid foes.

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Apex Legends dev confirms Pathfinder grapple change coming in Season 7

Published: 23/Oct/2020 10:09

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends dev has confirmed that Pathfinder’s grapple cooldown is set to undergo a change once the Season 7 patch drops. 

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, Respawn Entertainment have made changes to each character – be it to make them a more viable option to use, or to bring them back down to earth because they’re too powerful.

These changes typically come at the start of a new season, but when something seems out of place – like Pathfinder’s long grapple cooldown that has caused the pick rate of the typically extremely popular character to dip quite a bit. 

With Season 6 drawing to a close, a change for the cooldown on Pathfinder’s grapple has been the biggest talking point after it was changed from the typical 15 seconds to around 40 seconds.

Pathfinder using the grapple in Apex Legends
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Pathfinder mains have been begging for a change to his grapple cooldown.

Players have begged Respawn for changes for some time, but with Season 6 drawing to a close, they’ll have to wait until the new season for a change. 

Responding to fan questions on Reddit, Apex Legends dev Daniel Klein confirmed that Pathfinder’s cooldown is in the works. “This patch!” Klein said, responding to a question about changes to the cooldown. “To be clear, that’s the Season 7 patch, coming soon.”

While Klein has given lengthy answers in the past about changes coming to Apex, he didn’t add anything else to his Pathfinder answers, instead, moving to answer questions about other changes as well as detailing why wall-running wouldn’t work in Apex.

Screenshot of Reddit comments
Screenshot via Reddit
Klein confirmed the changes on Reddit.

On top of the change to Pathfinder, Klein also confirmed that Octane is set for a “tiny buff” with the start of Season 7. Though, he did not hint at what the change to the adrenaline junkie would be. 

However, there isn’t all that long left in terms of a wait to see what Respawn has in store with Season 7. Unless there is a last-minute delay or change, the new patch is set to drop on November 4.