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How to make Pathfinder’s Zipline way longer in Apex Legends

Published: 16/Aug/2020 12:08

by Joe Craven

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One Apex Legends player has shared a simple trick that allows Pathfinder to shoot much longer ziplines, making them even more useful to traverse Kings Canyon or World’s Edge.

Despite recent – and controversial – changes to Pathfinder’s abilities, the ziplining robot has remained one of Apex’s most versatile Legends. His abilities are perfect for a quick reposition in the midst of an engagement or finding higher ground when needed.

However, there are limits to Pathfinder’s abilities, for example the length of zipline players can deploy. One player, though, has shared a simple trick that allows Pathy to lengthen his ziplines, meaning they can travel significantly further.

Pathfinder super grapple featuring octane and Crypto
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Pathfinder has been one of the most popular legends in Apex since launch.

The smart Apex player, u/usamagottime, pointed out that an easy way to lengthen Pathfinder’s ziplines is to link it from a closer location, and then simply walking backwards with it equipped. This will lengthen the zipline beyond its normal range, enabling you to travel serious distances at once.

“Pathfinder Zipline too short?” they asked. “Try linking it from a closer location and move backwards with it locked on the other point.” Other players responded to confirm that the trick works, at least in the current build of Apex.

The attached clip showed the trick in action, with many commending the smart thinking and simple trick, that can instantly make Pathfinder more powerful. The robotic legend’s main strength is rapid travel and repositioning, and lengthening the range of his ziplines is a sure-fire way to maximize this.

Whether it is an unintentional exploit is pretty unclear, but it certainly seems to manipulate the game’s mechanic. Respawn may well look to reduce its power in the near future – as Pathfinder mains know only too well.

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All confirmed buffs coming in Apex Legends Season 7

Published: 24/Oct/2020 11:12

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is almost here, and that means changes to characters. So, we’ve rounded up all the buffs that Respawn have confirmed so far.

With each new Apex Legends season, players are always looking forward to getting their hands on a new Legend as well as seeing what’s been changed to existing Legends, weapons, and items.

As Season 7 is on the horizon, Respawn have begun to roll out their teasers – with a familiar-looking UFO turning up on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge.

Aside from that, the devs have also been planting seeds about what buffs and nerfs are coming in the new season. So, we’ve rounded up the buffs that we know about so far.

Mirage

As one of Apex’s most popular characters, players have been desperate for Respawn to give Mirage a power increase, even after his abilities rework.

Those changes have always been on the horizon, as devs have answered numerous questions with positives answers about buffs, and those promises will finally come to fruition with the start of Season 7.

Daniel Klein, a game designer for Respawn, confirmed that they’ve been testing changes to his Life of the Party ult, so that could be the main change that the Holographic Trickster receives next season.

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Mirage is finally set to receive some changes.

Octane

Octane is also confirmed to be getting some positive treatment, but Respawn say it will only be a “tiny buff,” so no indication exactly what it will be yet. 

Rampart

As for Rampart, while a buff has been confirmed, there haven’t been any hints as to what it could entail. Since her introduction, players have made a number of suggestions – including being able to move around while firing her minigun. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see on that front. 

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Octane will receive a “tiny buff” in Season 7.

Pathfinder

Pathfinder will also be receiving a change to the cooldown on his grapple ability. However, the last time this was labeled a buff, it actually turned out to be a nerf

Audio

Not a buff as such, but Respawn have also confirmed that lots of progress has been made on audio problems, which have been plaguing the game for months, and these fixes will be coming in Season 7.

As for what else is coming in Season 7, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know here. We’ll just have to wait until November 4, when the new season starts, to see it all in action.