Apex Legends features a rich collection of Legends who the player can take control of. While Pathfinder might not be the most exciting character to choose, Dr Disrespect stumbled upon an interesting mechanic with the bot's grapple might change some minds about him.
The new game has taken the battle royale scene by storm, as millions of players have flocked to Respawn Entertainment’s latest offering shortly after release on February 4. Since then, players have been uncovering ways to use the many weapons in the game’s arsenal.
Players will be familiar with Pathfinder, as the helpful bot introduces the player how to play the game through the intro. But, to the Doc's surprise, it seems like the robot was holding back some deadly info about his Grappling Hook that could turn the tide of any engagement.
The ability is primarily for getting Pathfinder to those hard to reach places so the player can scan the battlefield better, but aiming the reticle at an enemy has another effect.
Pathfinder is primarily a supportive Legend due to his helpful mobility and recon abilities, like his Grappling Hook. But the ability can also be used to snare and pull an enemy toward the caster.
The trick is similar to the Mortal Kombat character Scorpion when he uses his spear to close the gap with his opponent. Pathfinder’s hook can cross a sizable gap to create a close-quarter engagement the enemy probably wasn’t ready for.
You can grapple ENEMIES with Pathfinder :scream:
Kidnapping with the grappler is my new favorite hobby.
All this and more on "useless game mechanics you never knew you needed to know"@PlayApex pic.twitter.com/Cc5PyVtnSk
— Grant Haynes (@Fickle_Platypus) February 5, 2019
The Doc's flub was as hilarious as it was enlightening, and players are slowly becoming privy of the new mechanic. The trick can really open up Pathfinder’s use for a more aggressive playstyle.
Players are sure to uncover more hidden but useful tricks in Apex Legends as the full game is now out for free on Xbox, PS4, and PC.