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Classic Apex Legends trick is still one of Pathfinder’s best strats

Published: 10/Aug/2020 0:34

by Bill Cooney

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Pathfinder has been around since day one in Apex Legends, and somehow players are still falling for one of the oldest tricks he can pull, and all it takes is a little basic knowledge of his grapple to pull off.

Ever since the very beginning of the Apex games, Pathfinder has been a favorite for players not only for his useful kit and abilities, but his constant upbeat attitude and annoyingly cheery quips.

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There are a ton of strategies for good old Path floating around out there, but one of the best ones is still one of the simplest that’s been around Apex for probably as long as the friendly robot has been himself.

Even though Apex has seen a ton of changes, both to the game and to Legends since release, one thing has remained constant – Pathfinder’s grapple, and players are still using it to bamboozle unsuspecting enemies to this day.

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The oldest pathfinder trick in the book. If you are being chased jump to low ground and grapple back up. You will be surprised how many people chase. from apexuniversity

As you can see in the clip above, all you have to do is run to low ground when you’re getting chased, and grapple back onto the high ground after your tunnel vision opponents come chasing after you.

It’s something Pathfinder mains have been doing since the very start, and it still seems to be working just fine, as a very large percentage of players will keep chasing you, only realizing they fell into a trap after it’s too late.

Even if the enemy squad has another Path with them, they’ll only be able to grapple themselves back up so at worse, you’re looking at a 1v1 to stay alive.

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Pathfinder is able to counter this strat, but should be no problem if you also have teammates to help.

Taking out the unfortunate players who find themselves stuck on the low ground then basically just becomes a game of shooting fish in a barrel because like Obi-Wan himself, you have the high ground.

Apex is still going strong more than a year after release, with players currently gearing up for a whole new wave of content arriving with Season 6 soon. No matter what new legends or bells and whistles get added this time around, it’s worth remembering that sometimes, the simplest strategies are the best.

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Apex Legends crossplay beta starts with Aftermarket Collection Event

Published: 1/Oct/2020 16:25 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 17:38

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends crossplay is officially coming on October 6, as part of the new Aftermarket Collection event. The event also adds a new LTM, and lots of new cosmetic content and challenges.

Crossplay was confirmed for a Fall launch earlier in 2020, but this first rollout is technically just a beta, as Respawn tests all the features. Cross-progression isn’t available at this time, but Respawn will talk more about this during the Steam launch later this year.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Aftermarket Collection event, starting October 6.

Crossplay beta

The beta will be used to test functionality before a full crossplay launch. Players on all platforms can play with each other, but by default, console players will only play with other console players.

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If a console player parties up with a PC player, then they will play in PC lobbies.

  • Players will be able to party up and play together across all currently supported platforms: PlayStation 4 , Xbox One, and Origin (Steam too once it launches!).
  • Cross platform play is enabled by default. Unless you’ve changed it, you should be good to go! Xbox One also contains a similar setting in the system settings, outside of the game, that must be enabled. More on this setting later.

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New LTM: Flashpoint

Finally, a brand new LTM! Respawn’s Systems Designer Mark Yampolsky explains how the mode will work:

“The centerpiece of this mode are Flash Points, massive zones dotted around towns in Kings Canyon. Flash Points are special because they regenerate your health and shields over time to get you healed and ready for combat in a flash ( ba dum-tss ). Learn where these are quickly because healing items do not spawn in this mode – Flashpoints are crucial to helping you stay alive.”

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Additionally, the ring in Flashpoint is just like how it is in the ‘Always Be Closing’ LTM – so it won’t stop.

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Aftermarket Event Cosmetics

The Aftermarket event comes with 24 limited-time cosmetics, available through direct purchase or through opening event packs.

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Caustic Heirloom

Caustic is finally getting his heirloom! The deadly scientist will be wielding a huge hammer, at least if you’re lucky enough to get one!

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Take a look at some of the cosmetics on the way:

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There’s also an event-exclusive prize track, just like previous collection events. Like a mini battle pass, work through the event challenges to earn more rewards.

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