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Clever Apex Legends trick lets Pathfinder’s grapple wreck enemies

Published: 20/Apr/2020 13:03

by Andy Williams

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As if Apex Legends’ Pathfinder couldn’t get more overpowered, one savvy player has found a way to use the MRVN’s Grappling Hook to take down unsuspecting enemies.

Along with Wraith, Pathfinder is one of Apex Legends most popular characters. The chirpy MRVN robot has an array of abilities which make them a nuisance both at range and in close-quarters combat.

While Pathy’s Grappling Hook is often used to get the high-ground advantage (which most other Legends can’t replicate), there is an alternative use for the 21-meter grapple.

Pathfinder using Grappling Hook in Apex Legends.
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Pathfinder’s grapple can also be used to propel you towards enemies.

Reddit user ‘09monky’ discovered that players using a zipline could be pulled down from their means of escape as long as Pathfinder latches onto the zipwire just in front of their target.

With the enemy looking to make a quick escape, Monky shot a well-timed grapple which tagged the Bangalore down from the zipline.

Clearly startled, the enemy landed and before they could even blink, Monky made light work of the Bangalore with their Prowler.

You can pull enemies off zip lines with your grapple from apexlegends

As a reward for their perfect grapple shot, they snagged a Fast Charge Helmet and some additional ammo, to restock their supplies.

While this grapple play looks simple on the surface, it requires a combination of accuracy and perfect timing to pull it off — so bear that in mind if you’re not well acquainted with Pathfinder.

Although if Pathy is your main, it might be worth combining this clever use of the grapple with your zipline to lure enemies into thinking they have an easy escape… Making for the ultimate solo bait and switch in the Apex Games!

Naturally, plenty of fellow Redditors were amazed with the play, with one Pathfinder main even commenting: “As a Path main, I’m extremely disappointed in myself for not thinking of this.”

While on the flip side of the coin, one user called for a Pathfinder to be nerfed — which isn’t all that surprising, considering the wide-range of uses for the MRVN’s abilities.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

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Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.