Pathfinder 'Swimming Buddy' Twitch Prime skin revealed for Apex Legends
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Pathfinder ‘Swimming Buddy’ Twitch Prime skin revealed for Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jul/2020 14:25 Updated: 16/Jul/2020 12:04

by David Purcell

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Everybody’s favorite robot in Apex Legends has got a brand new ‘Swimming Buddy’ skin and Pathfinder looks better than ever! Let’s take a look at the game’s Twitch Prime reward for July. 

As players will know by now, each month Twitch Prime subscribers are entitled to free cosmetic drops in-game, similar to other rewards packages seen in GTA Online, FIFA 20, Red Dead Online, and more.

Going live on July 16 is a new Pathfinder outfit, which is bright red and blue from head to toe, quite different to many others that the character has had in the past.

The skin has been posted on the official Twitch Prime landing page, and will replace the previous offering of Gibraltar’s Tribal Instinct attire. So, let’s take a look at how to get the latest drop.

New Pathfinder skin in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Here’s the new Pathfinder skin included in July’s Twitch Prime rewards. Soon enough, loads of Apex Legends players will have it equipped.

This time though, it’s not only a new Legend skin, as Respawn and Twitch are also handing out an exclusive weapon charm on July 20.

The Mixtape gun charm will be available four days after the Pathfinder skin.

Mixtape gun charm in Apex Legends
Twitch Prime
The Mixtape gun charm will be availabe for Twitch Prime members on July 20.

How to get Pathfinder’s new Twitch Prime skin

This is the eighth drop in the Apex Legends Twitch Prime rewards series, with the likes of Crypto, Caustic, and Revenant being picked before Pathfinder.

Now, though, it’s the Forward Scout’s time to shine. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to get the legend’s latest set.

  1. Visit the Apex Legends page on the Twitch Prime website.
  2. Log in with a Twitch account that has an active Prime subscription.
  3. Click the ‘Claim Now’ button above the Pathfinder Swimming Buddy skin.
  4. When prompted, then click to link your EA account with your Twitch account.
  5. Once your accounts have been linked, the item will be claimed and added to your in-game inventory – ready to use!

That’s all you have to do! Once those steps are complete, head into the game and equip it to the legend in order to make the skin active.

The next Twitch Prime skin slot is blank for now, but hopefully soon we’ll know (via leak or official announcement) which character will be getting a fresh outfit next. Until then, enjoy Pathfinder’s new look!

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Apex Legends Season 8 launch trailer reveals Fuse abilities and destroyed Kings Canyon

Published: 21/Jan/2021 16:12

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment have given a first look at the new Legend Fuse and his abilities in action, plus the obliteration of Kings Canyon, in the Apex Legends Season 8 Launch trailer.

Fuse, real name Walter Fitzroy is the eighth post-launch Legend to join the Apex games, bringing the total to 16 – double what the game had at launch.

As his name implies, his abilities are all about explosives, and he’s a blow-it-up-first, ask questions later, type character. Hailing from Salvo – a new planet we’ve only just found out about – he’s also bringing a new weapon with him, the 30-30 repeater.

The launch trailer, released on January 21, gives us our first look at two key parts of the upcoming season: Fuse’s ability kit, and the new-look Kings Canyon.

Season 8 Launch Trailer

 

Fuse abilities in Apex Legends

Although not completely explained, this trailer gives us a look at Fuse using his abilities, which he’ll have in the Apex games.

His ultimate, which was already teased in-game, sees him drop a mortar-like bomb, which then explodes into flames, damaging anyone nearby.

We can also see him launch grenades from his arm, which will be his tactical ability.

Fuse tactical ability
Respawn Entertainment
Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm.

Kings Canyon

Salvo’s unification with the Syndicate was meant to be a joyous occasion, but Fuse’s old friends are certainly not happy about – and decided to crash the party.

This has left Kings Canyon in ruins – ready for a new Season of massive map changes. Respawn have become experts at weaving the game’s lore into actual gameplay, and this is just another example of that.

In the trailer, it appears that Artillery and Slum Lakes have both been destroyed, but we may have to wait until the gameplay trailer to see the full extent of the damage.

Season 8 launches on consoles, PC, and possibly Nintendo Switch, on February 2.