Apex Legends

Dr Disrespect discovers a hilarious new way to use the Grappling Hooks in Apex Legends

Published: 5/Feb/2019 19:26 Updated: 5/Feb/2019 20:07

by Alan Bernal

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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.

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.

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Apex Legends Chaos Theory event: Caustic Town Takeover, Leaks, heirloom

Published: 24/Feb/2021 14:43

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends Season 8 event, Chaos Theory, is expected to release in March, and will launch alongside the release of Apex on Nintendo Switch. Here’s everything we know about the event so far, including release date, leaks, rumors and even an heirloom to be expected.

When is Chaos Theory event in Apex Legends?

The event is expected to start on March 11, just a couple days after the Switch release for Apex Legends, on March 9. This will follow the conclusion of the Anniversary Collection event on March 3, after it was extended by a week.

Events typically last between two and three weeks, so expect a similar time frame for Chaos Theory.

Despite no official announcement yet, we know it will be called Chaos Theory after Target revealed it early on their Nintendo Switch Champion Edition listing.

Caustic Town Takeover

Respawn have been teasing the next Town Takeover, expected to be for Caustic, in-game. The first teaser dropped on February 23.

The Town Takeover will be at Water Treatment on Kings Canyon, but we will have to wait until Respawn do a full reveal to see what it looks like.

Caustic in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Caustic is next up for a Town Takeover in Apex Legends

Bangalore Heirloom

Bangalore is the only original launch Legend who hasn’t received an heirloom yet, and all signs point to her being next up.

Numerous leaks from data miners have found what Bangalore’s heirloom will be, so you can check it out here if you don’t mind the spoiler.

The Anniversary Collection event provides the opportunity to get 150 heirloom shards, so if you’re a Bangalore main, you might want to hold on to those shards for a bit.

Bangalore in war paint in apex Legends
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Bangalore is the only original launch Legend without an heirloom – yet.

Chaos Theory event skins

We don’t yet have any images of the skins coming in the event, but data miners have narrowed down which Legends we can expect some new cosmetics for specifically.

Thanks to reliable leaker Biast12, the expected event skins are for the following characters:

Legendary:

  • Caustic
  • Crypto
  • Gibraltar
  • Loba
  • Rampart
  • Revenant
  • Wattson

Epic:

  • Octane
  • Caustic
  • Wattson

There are also files for numerous recolors for past event skins, but we’re not sure yet if these will be available during the Chaos Theory event, or separately.


That’s everything we know so far about the Chaos Theory event, though there are still a lot of details unknown. We’ll keep you updated on everything right here, and on Twitter @TitanfallBlog.

For more Apex Legends Season 8 tips and tricks check out our guides below:
30-30 Repeater guide | All legend buffs and nerfs | All weapon buffs and nerfs | Fuse guide | What is in the Season 8 battle pass? | Season 8 Patch notes | How to open explosive holds | Spitfire guide | R99 guide | Mastiff guide | When is Apex for Switch out?