Awesome secret Pathfinder Heirloom animation discovered in Apex Legends

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Apex Legends players have found an awesome new animation for the in-game robot Pathfinder, combining the boxing gloves with his mechanical design. 

Since Apex Legends release in February 2019, Pathfinder has regularly starred as a fan-favorite legend, utilizing his ability to traverse around the environment to make for some memorable plays. 

Pathfinder’s heirloom was leaked back at the start of December, when reputable Apex data-miners found boxing gloves in the in-game files. These leaks proved accurate when the new heirlooms were released on December 13. 

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Pathfinder is known for his unique and light-hearted in-game commentary.

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While fans have enjoyed the eccentricity of the new heirloom, a rare animation has been found that perfectly combines Pathfinder’s robotic skeleton with the boxing gloves.

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The unique animation is triggered by players meleeing, but it’s not entirely clear what causes it to happen. Both gloves are thrown forward in a typical melee, before the gloves extend outwards with a robotic mechanism, as if springing out of a jack-in-the-box. 

As shown in the clip below, players struggle to replicate the animation after triggering it. 

The below video shows the new animation in slow motion.

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While Pathfinder’s animation is undoubtedly cool, it is complemented by a plethora of heirlooms for other characters. These include Bloodhound’s Axe, Wraith’s Knife and Lifeline’s incredibly cool Shock Sticks. 

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Thanks to Reddit user Maxwell__Bell, all the heirloom inspections can be viewed next to one another, highlighting the incredible attention to detail on Respawn Entertainment’s behalf. 

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The animation is definitely awesome, and gives a unique possibility to melee attempts when players are using Pathfinder. 

Respawn have been known to implement a number of hidden animations into Apex Legends, featuring as hidden easter eggs for eagle-eyed players to try and discover. This is undoubtedly one of the coolest.