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Best tips for using Pathfinder’s Grapple in Apex Legends

Published: 9/Sep/2020 19:54

by Alan Bernal

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Pathfinder can greatly open up the Apex Legends battlefield with his Grappling Hook and Zipline Gun. The Forward Scout has an incredibly mobile ability kit, and one clever player has compiled the best ways to use them throughout the Arena.

Since the start of Apex Legends, people have gravitated to Pathfinder. The mobility in Apex isn’t great by default, so it’s on the player to get creative on how to quickly get from point A to point B in the most effective way.

That’s where Pathy shines. He can cut through entire no man’s land fields, work vertical flanks, create unique rotation paths, and completely lose a chasing opponent if the need should arise.

However, you’re not gonna have a fun time with the robotic Legend if you don’t know how to angle your character model properly to get the most momentum, or if you’re unaware of where to attach the Grappling Hook.

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Pathfinder’s abilities gives Apex Legends players a huge mobility advantage.

Getting a good Hook isn’t complicated. It’s the follow through that trips up a lot of players, and can turn a high-flying Pathfinder into an easy target in seconds.

If you’re looking for the perfect Grapple hop, then simply Jump when the grapple hits to get a good lift into the air.

This is great for traversing short to medium distances, but combining this with a downhill slide starts to really speed up your rotation.

Locking your hook onto a point will make that object the focal point of your swing. Trying to extend that swing is as simple as “maintaining view of (the) connect point,” like YouTuber ‘Jay Gen’ shows below.

This is Pathfinder’s primary method of bamboozling opponents in the Apex Games. This opens up playmaking capabilities, as well as tricking players who expect you to fling off your hook instead of loop around.

Jay also shows how to launch yourself upwards in order to scale a cliff or structure above you. By clipping the hook above you while looking away from the ledge (forward, as if you’re walking straight), wait until you’ve cleared the obstacle and do a 180-degree turn to complete the maneuver.

There are a ton of ways to optimize Pathfinder’s mobility in Apex Legends, so explore the map to find the best combinations to try out these tricks.

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All confirmed buffs coming in Apex Legends Season 7

Published: 24/Oct/2020 11:12

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is almost here, and that means changes to characters. So, we’ve rounded up all the buffs that Respawn have confirmed so far.

With each new Apex Legends season, players are always looking forward to getting their hands on a new Legend as well as seeing what’s been changed to existing Legends, weapons, and items.

As Season 7 is on the horizon, Respawn have begun to roll out their teasers – with a familiar-looking UFO turning up on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge.

Aside from that, the devs have also been planting seeds about what buffs and nerfs are coming in the new season. So, we’ve rounded up the buffs that we know about so far.

Mirage

As one of Apex’s most popular characters, players have been desperate for Respawn to give Mirage a power increase, even after his abilities rework.

Those changes have always been on the horizon, as devs have answered numerous questions with positives answers about buffs, and those promises will finally come to fruition with the start of Season 7.

Daniel Klein, a game designer for Respawn, confirmed that they’ve been testing changes to his Life of the Party ult, so that could be the main change that the Holographic Trickster receives next season.

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Mirage is finally set to receive some changes.

Octane

Octane is also confirmed to be getting some positive treatment, but Respawn say it will only be a “tiny buff,” so no indication exactly what it will be yet. 

Rampart

As for Rampart, while a buff has been confirmed, there haven’t been any hints as to what it could entail. Since her introduction, players have made a number of suggestions – including being able to move around while firing her minigun. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see on that front. 

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Octane will receive a “tiny buff” in Season 7.

Pathfinder

Pathfinder will also be receiving a change to the cooldown on his grapple ability. However, the last time this was labeled a buff, it actually turned out to be a nerf

Audio

Not a buff as such, but Respawn have also confirmed that lots of progress has been made on audio problems, which have been plaguing the game for months, and these fixes will be coming in Season 7.

As for what else is coming in Season 7, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know here. We’ll just have to wait until November 4, when the new season starts, to see it all in action.