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Apex Legends rollout lets players instantly switch between buildings

Published: 24/Sep/2020 23:50

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends players are constantly reimagining how to use the game’s movement system and have found a way to make rotations between buildings on World’s Edge insanely fast.

The mobility in Apex isn’t anything all that exciting. Apart from a few Legends, Respawn intentionally keeps most of the fights grounded so players can have an easier time tracking the action as it unfolds.

Since the early stages of the battle royale, players have been indirectly encouraged to find unique avenues for bamboozling opponents. This has resulted in people improving their skills with Apex’s movement to either find “cheap” tricks to loot quicker or helpful strats to maneuver around the Arena.

This time around, user ‘Gravitysending’ showed a slightly more advanced way of getting from one building to the next in the concrete jungle of Fragment West.

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Apex’s fragmented city is the perfect place to style on people with sly movement tricks.

If you’re already aware of how to Wall Jump, then you know exactly what’s happening in the clip. If you don’t, then the trick is essentially using the directional momentum after a wall jump, some refer to it as a ‘double jump,’ to make the gap across buildings.

This can be used for a range of applications, but it could be immediately helpful to lose players chasing you down in a fight.

While characters like Pathfinder or Wraith can easily use their abilities to safely get from one structure to another, this is a brilliant way for less-mobile Legends like Mirage to make use of these high-rise terrains.

Obviously this trick isn’t completely practical and won’t be much help out in the open, but it could be a saving grace for people navigating hostile High Tier Loot areas with big buildings.

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Elite players like former pro Brandon ‘Ace’ Winn have even shown how Wall Jumping can be used to style on an opponent, so don’t hesitate to use the trick for different applications.

Just know that there are an abundance of movement tricks in Apex Legends like this one to shake up characters’ baseline capabilities.

People have been mixing these kinds of approaches to their gameplay, so the more techniques in your arsenal, the better you’ll be outfitted to last in Apex Legends.

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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.

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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.