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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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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.