Pathfinder, Crypto & Octane combine for crazy Apex Legends jump trick - Dexerto
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Pathfinder, Crypto & Octane combine for crazy Apex Legends jump trick

Published: 22/Jul/2020 21:00

by Bill Cooney

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A super jump technique involving Pathfinder, Crypto, and Octane can actually send everyone’s favorite robot in Apex Legends soaring across the map like he was literally shot out of a catapult.

Pathfinder is basically a robot version of SpiderMan in Apex Legends, since his grapple allows him significantly more mobility than most other Legends. But a new technique gives him the ability to fly further than ever before.

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Our cybernetic friend can’t do it all on his own though, as this wild super-leap technique requires the double jump from Octane’s jump pad, which can actually be saved and stored while you’re in the air.

Crypto and his Drone aren’t technically required for this to work either, but using the little flying bot to grapple off of is much easier than having Octane set up in a perfect position to use the surrounding terrain and buildings.

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Once you jump up with Octane’s ability, you grapple onto the Drone without using the double jump just yet and swing in the direction you want to go.

The double jump is actually stored if you don’t touch the ground after leaving the jump pad, which means it can basically double the length that pathfinder can travel once he releases the grapple.

In this case, the AI Legend is able to get from one area to another in style, without having to do any of those tedious things like walking, running, or worse – running into enemy teams.

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It’s a maneuver that should serve Pathfinder mains well, if they can find reliable Crypto and Octane teammates.

Something like this would take a fair bit of team cooperation and setting up to pull off perfectly, so don’t expect to see this the next time you get thrown into a squad of randoms.

With a good team though, you could definitely pull this bad boy off, and if you do manage to execute this and get a kill because of it, feel free to send us the clip on Twitter @TitanfallBlog.

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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.

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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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