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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 leaks hints at vehicles coming in Season 7

Published: 23/Oct/2020 14:36

by Jacob Hale

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Some new leaked animations in Apex Legends are potentially hinting at vehicles coming to the popular battle royale title in Season 7.

As far as battle royale games go, Apex Legends is one of the last that doesn’t offer players vehicles for faster rotation and to hit different areas of the map quicker. The likes of Warzone and Fortnite have had vehicles for mobility for a long time at this point, while Apex players haven’t had that opportunity.

That said, always looking for ways to offer fans something fresh and exciting in the game, the Apex devs appear to be following suit, if recent leaks are anything to go by.

On top of a weapon charm, some new animations definitely look to prove that we’re getting vehicles sooner rather than later.

As shared by renowned dataminer Shrugtal on Twitter, the Ride Share charm has two passenger seats alongside the driver’s seat, and it’s a hover vehicle.

That’s not all, though: he found some new animations that all but confirm the existence of vehicles in the Apex Games.

As you can see in this tweet below, there are animations in the 6.1 patch for a driver and passenger hovering while seated — perfectly fitting for a Hover Vehicle.

As many people have pointed out, the current Apex Legends maps, World’s Edge and Kings Canyon, are a fair share smaller than maps in other battle royale titles, so vehicles may not be as fitting in the game as they are in others.

However, the new Olympus map has been speculated about for months now, so it is absolutely possible that they come into the game purely for that — also suggesting that Olympus will be the game’s biggest map yet.

Right now, we can’t confirm for absolute certainty that this means vehicles will be coming to the game, and we should never take leaks as gospel, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see this happen. The big question is how it all plays out.