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Odd Apex Legends glitch turns Pathfinder into a flying kite

Published: 18/Apr/2019 1:08 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 17:45

by Albert Petrosyan

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An Apex Legends player has figured out how to turn the Pathfinder into a flying kite thanks to an odd glitch in the game.

Despite its success so far, there is no hiding the fact that Apex Legends continues to be littered with various bugs, glitches, and exploits.

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While some glitches are of the game-breaking variety, this most recent one is more on the lighter side of things, although it does have the potential of providing an advantage if exploited.

Player turns Pathfinder into a kite

On April 17, Reddit user ‘Stay_Curious85‘ posted a video in which he, playing as Pathfinder, manages to attach his Grappling Hook to the Octane’s Launch Pad that’s sitting on a supply crate, which in-turn allows the Legend to hover around like a kite while attached to the crate.

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The Reddit user also explained that another attempt, which he did not record, resulted in the Pathfinder hovering straight above the crate and high in the air, similar to a balloon tied with a string.

Jump glitch in Apex Legends

As the Reddit user in his post, his whole intention behind trying this trick was to find another way to exploit the notoriously powerful jump glitch that’s currently plaguing the game.

The jump glitch essentially involves opening up a supply crate and punching it non-stop for a few minutes, which builds enough momentum that when you jump after all that punching, you fly extremely high and far on the map.

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The player explained that he was simply trying to take that to another level by using the Grappling Hook to get to the Launch Pad, instead of just jumping on it, thinking it would result in an even stronger jump.

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Recent craziness in Apex Legends

As one user in the comments section rightfully pointed out, there has been a lot of “weird random crap” in the game recently, which could be attributed to the massive v1.1.1 update that went live on April 16.

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The update has already caused serious issues with Gibraltar and Caustic, causing confusion and inconsistencies with how their Body Armor works, as well as an unintended new ability given to Gibraltar which allows him to cast aside Arc Stars that are thrown his way.

While the bugs and glitches in Apex Legends can be excused for now, since the game is still so young, but Respawn Entertainment should definitely start cleaning things up before they get too out of hand.

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Why Wattson’s pylon ability is “eating” grenades in Apex Legends

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:01

by Tanner Pierce

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After players seem to be confused about the Apex Legends character Wattson “eating” grenades, a fan has taken to Reddit to explain just exactly what is going on – and the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem at first glance.

Confusing special abilities are always bound to happen, especially in games like Apex Legends, where every characters ability is different. Wattson, who has been a part of the game since Season 2, is a perfect example of a character who has some crazy abilities, but can be a bit confusing for some players.

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For those that don’t know, she can place down an “Interception Pylon” which blocks incoming grenades, equipment, etc. in order to protect you, similar to a Trophy System from the Call of Duty franchise. Some people have been confused by this ability, claiming it’s destroying or “eating” their own grenades, which is definitely a bit peculiar. Now, thanks to a player, there’s finally a decent explanation for what’s going on.

Wattson Season 2 cinematic
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Wattson, who was added to the game over a year ago, has the ability to stop grenades.

Interception Pylon eating grenades?

According to Reddit user u/Jameso4e, who is a self-proclaimed Wattson main with 3,500 kills, there two different circles which appear when a player places the Pylon, one that destroys only “incoming” grenades/equipment and one that destroys all of them.

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The outer rings is the one that destroys all equipment, meaning players should be looking to avoid standing near that one when throwing their grenades inside of the two circles. In layman’s terms, you’ll have to watch where you’re positioned if you don’t want the Pylon to “eat” your grenades.

In a video made by Jameso4e demonstrating the problem, players can very clearly see two circles. When he stands closer to the inner circle, he has no problem throwing grenades out but when he stands near the outer circle, the equipment gets “eaten”. While that may sound a bit confusing at first, once you practice, it seems to be pretty easy to master.

As to why the ability causing this, nobody really knows, but the user theorizes that it’s due to bugs. It’s been over a year since Wattson was added to the game, so here’s hoping that now that the ability has been explained, more people understand it.

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