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Apex Legends players want major change made to Pathfinder’s Tactical Ability

Published: 8/Apr/2019 18:48

by Albert Petrosyan


The Pathfinder is one of the more versatile Legends that players can use in Apex Legends, but many are asking for its Tactical Ability to be further improved.

The Pathfinder, a robot with highly advanced artificial intelligence, is the only non-humanoid playable character in Apex Legends. 

Most Apex Legends players would agree that the Pathfinder is one of the better Legends to play with in the game, especially those who are good with in-game movement.

What is the Pathfinder’s Tactical Ability?

Of its three abilities, all of which are based around mobility, the Pathfinder’s Grappling Hook Tactical Ability is what a lot of players like the Legend for. 

It provides the Legend with a grappling hook that can be shot at pretty much anything within its range, allowing it to rapidly move towards the target and get there much faster than if had just ran over there. 

The Pathfinder is considered to be one of the strongest Legends because its abilities center around mobility.

Idea for improvement to Pathfinder’s Tactical Ability

On April 8, a player posted an idea on Reddit that proposed some changes to the Pathfinder’s Tactical Ability that would, theoretically, improve it considerably.

The post suggested that the Pathfinder should be able to use its Grappling Hook to pull downed teammates and Death Boxes towards itself.

This would be an improvement because the Pathfinder would now be able to pull downed teammates closer to revive them, and would also be able to loot Death Boxes without having to go out into an exposed or predictable area to do so.

In the post, the player explained that this buff would make sense since the Legend is designated as a Support Legend, and that restricting the improvement to just downed teammates would take out the possibility of teammates trolling each other. 

Dear Respawn, Can we make it so that Pathfinders grappling hook pulls downed teammates and possibly deathboxes? from r/apexlegends

Counterarguments to this idea

Not everyone on Reddit was in agreement with this concept, some giving their case that the Pathfinder was already strong and doesn’t need additional buffs.

Another argument was that players would simply abuse this mechanic to steal the best loot from Death Boxes or troll teammates and toss the boxes over the side of a cliff so they can’t get to the loot.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

Wraith in World's Edge Apex Legends
Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.