An Apex Legends player has shared a way to use zip lines to “super jump” in King's Canyon, showing it as an incredibly effective method of getting high ground, without having to manually mantle.
Apex Legends offers users a number of ways to traverse around the map, including interaction with a number of ‘Balloons’ that allow players to glide, and unique mantling mechanics that enable players to climb nearly every structure in the game.
However, the best move yet might be a little known trick - using zip lines to perform a “super jump”, as this player shows how effective it can be to regain high ground over opponents.
Reddit user u/maydeelol demonstrates that if you interact with a zip line and jump immediately, it results in the player being thrown upwards. This can, if done in the right situation, act as a shortcut to getting high ground, giving the player a positional advantage over their opponent.
In the clip attached, the player knocks one enemy while inside a building, before repositioning by ‘super jumping’ onto the roof of the same hut. They are then in a prime position to laser the opposing team’s other members, who are not prepared for such a rapid reposition.
The overwhelming majority of Reddit users were grateful at the sharing of the tactic, but some were concerned that it’s an unintentional exploit, similar to the now-patched “bunny hop healing”.
It is not uncommon for players to come across movement glitches in games, such as the aforementioned bunny hop. Another prominent example was the 'G-Slide' mechanic in Call of Duty: Black Ops III, that enabled players to launch themselves forward in a way that not intended by the developers, and was a key movement feature in the competitive scene until it was patched a few months after release.
Whether intentional or not, the use of zip lines to allow “super jumps” is incredibly useful, and can benefit players in a number of ways.