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Awesome secret Pathfinder Heirloom animation discovered in Apex Legends

Published: 21/Dec/2019 17:00

by Joe Craven


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. 

Respawn Entertainment
Respawn Entertainment
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.


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. 

Rare melee animation with new pathfinder gloves! Only seen it happen once and I messed with it for awhile after this vid. from apexlegends

The below video shows the new animation in slow motion.

Rare Pathfinder Heirloom animation, finally got to see this in game. Looks pretty cool tbh from apexlegends

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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. 


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. 

All the Heirloom inspect animations in order from Wraith to Pathfinder. from apexlegends

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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.