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Clever Apex Legends trick negates Pathfinder’s Zipline jump nerf

Published: 17/Jul/2020 10:03

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got a solution to the recent Pathfinder nerf that has prevented them from jump bouncing on zip lines like in previous seasons. 

As Apex Legends fifth season has unfolded, Respawn have been weakening things to keep the battle royale feeling fresh. The source of change came in the recent Lost Treasures collection event as several legends were changed. 

While Lifeline, Octane, and Crypto were the headline buffs, Pathfinder received somewhat of a nerf. The Forward Scout had his ability to jump bounce – a tactic that allowed players to prevent getting hit on zip lines – removed. 

However, it hasn’t taken fans all that long to find a workaround to their problem. Though, it might take a little longer to set up than before. 

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Pathfinder is one of Apex’s most popular characters.

The clever method was pointed out by Reddit user J1mSock, who noted that Pathfinder players can jump bounce again with two ziplines. Yes, two zip lines this time, so you’ll need Ultimate Accelerant or a Charge Tower to help you out. 

By setting up two separate next to each other, players can move up and down as well as between them to get the jump bounce movement back. 

As some players have pointed out, the method seems a bit more successful that the previous one as jumping between the two zip lines makes you pretty unhittable. However, it can cause your screen to look a little funky and, at times, make it look like you’re not moving at all. 

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Obviously, while J1mSock’s method is clever, having the time to set up two zip lines side by side is a bit of a downside. It will slow you down immensely if you’re trying to use it to say, escape a fight. 

Yet, if Respawn deem it to be too outside the rules, players will suffer as it will likely be patched and removed from existence. Though, we’ll just have to keep an eye on that.

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Apex Legends players angered by Holo-Day Bash skin bundles

Published: 2/Dec/2020 12:45

by Calum Patterson

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The Holo-Day Bash event is back in Apex Legends for 2020, running through the whole of December, and has brought back the fan-favorite LTM, Winter Express. Although players are loving the mode, there has also been some controversy over the cosmetic bundles added to the store.

As with each new event in Apex Legends, a handful of both new and returning cosmetics are back, available to purchase as bundles in the in-game store.

Although there are new skins for Legends like Loba and Revenant, and some incredible new weapon skins, there is some disagreement with how the bundles have been put together.

Certain weapon skins are clearly aligned with specific Legend skins, and were shown off together in the Holo-Day Bash trailer. But, these weapon and Legend skins have conspicuously been split up – appearing to force players into buying two bundles if they want the matching skins.

Gibraltar's Holo-Day Bash Apex Legends skin
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This classic Gibraltar skin is back in Apex Legends.

This was first highlighted on Twitter and Reddit, with posts going viral about the seemingly deliberate move to mix up the weapon and Legend skins.

For example, if a player wants to have both Loba’s Legendary skin and match it with the legendary Spitfire skin in the same style, they will need to buy two bundles – while the Crypto skin matches with the P2020 skin in Loba’s bundle.

Skin bundles in Apex legends
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The bundles appear to mismatched the skins – and players think it’s deliberate.

“I was willing to pay the 25 bucks for the Loba skin WITH her gun. I’m not gonna break my wallet trying to buy both,” one player commented on Reddit. Other players called the bundles “anti-consumer.”

“It’s bullsh*t for people who bought the collection event last year, too,” another player said. “The new weapon skins are paired with old legend skins, and new legend skins are paired with old weapon skins.”

Season 7 has already had a couple of other monetization-related issues in Apex Legends. The most notable was due to a change to the battle pass system, which made it harder to level up at the same rate as past Seasons. Players accused the developers of doing this to encourage more people to buy levels.

Then, there was another issue after the price of the Legendary Hunt skin bundle was increased from 6,000 Apex coins to 7,300 without warning. However, Respawn later clarified that this was a mistake, and would refund the difference to anyone who had paid the higher price.

It’s unlikely the arrangement of these bundles are a mistake however, or will be changed. But, feedback from players may make the developers consider their bundle arrangements more carefully for future events.