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Pathfinder trick in Apex Legends makes weapons completely silent

Published: 12/Nov/2019 23:38

by Calum Patterson


A new trick with Pathfinder allows you to fire certain weapons completely silently in Apex Legends, which could prove very useful in some situations.

Despite being in its third season, players are still discovering lots of new tricks in Respawn’s battle royale game, some of which rely on certain bugs or glitches.

This Pathfinder tactic almost certainly isn’t an intended use of his grapple, so it’s possible that it’s patched in a future update, but for now, it’s possible to do with relative ease.

First, you will of course need to select Pathfinder, and you will be best trying this in training mode first, to get the hang of how to do it, before applying it in a real match.

As shown by the trick’s originator, Reddit user u/dfliang, you will simply need to fire the grapple at the exact same time as shooting the weapon, in this case the single-fire R301.

This will render the shot almost entirely silent, as shown at 1:14 in the video, where the player stands next to a friend doing it. Here, all that can be heard is the sound of the grapple.

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And it doesn’t just work on the R301, as the player shows a comprehensive list of other weapons which will benefit from this odd glitch. They include:

  • R301
  • R99
  • RE45
  • Alternator
  • Flatline
  • Spitfire
  • Havoc (with Turbocharger)
  • Devotion

Unfortunately, it doesn’t apply to all weapons though, with the following weapons not rendered silent with the Pathfinder trick:

  • Kraber
  • Mastiff
  • L-Star
  • EVA-8
  • Peacekeeper
  • Mozambique
  • P2020
  • Anvilled Flatline
  • Wingman
  • Hemlok
  • Longbow
  • Triple Take
  • G7 Scout
  • Prowler
  • Charge Rifle

You might be thinking that even with practice, timing the shot and grapple at the exact same moment may be too difficult. However, for PC players, this trick can be made a lot easier with the use of a keyboard/mouse macro.

Respawn EntertainmentPathfinder is easily one of the best legends in the game, and this trick is just another reason why.

This is a method of tying two keypresses together, meaning that pressing one key will also activate another. The player in this clip explains that they were, in fact, using a macro to make this guide video.

Unfortunately for console players, you’ll simply have to do it the old fashioned way – which might be a bit harder to perfect.

Presumably, this trick is not intended to be possible, so it’s likely it will be patched in a future update, especially if it becomes widespread.

Apex Legends

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 error on Xbox, PlayStation and PC

Published: 18/Jan/2021 1:20 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 1:30

by Connor Bennett


Despite being around for a while now, the infamous code 100 error continues to cause problems in Apex Legends and we’ve got all the info you need to address it.

What is the code 100 error in Apex Legends?

The Code 100 Error has been annoying Apex Legends players since early 2020; the error relates to players being unable to ‘complete their EA Account sign in,’ which is particularly annoying for players as EA have not yet noted the issues, much less acknowledged that they have their own fix coming.

Players have come up with a temporary fix of their own, with the remedy being pretty much the same regardless of whether you play the popular title on PC, Xbox, or PlayStation. You can find the fix for each respective platform below.

Respawn Entertainment / EA GamesThe Code 100 error is stopping Apex Legends players from helping teammates as Lifeline.

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on Xbox One & Series X/S

The temporary fix, which has been a success for most players, revolves around being able to change your DNS [Domain Name System] server to a public DNS service, which has its own numbered code.

To make the fix work on Xbox, go into your network settings and tweak a few things:

  1. Go to Settings – Network, Advanced Settings, DNS Settings
  2. Change DNS settings to the following:
  3. Primary DNS:
  4. Secondary DNS:
  5. Save settings and return to Apex Legends

You may have to restart the game for the updated settings to make a change.

Windows CentralThe network settings for Xbox One are slightly tucked away – but you’ll be back playing Apex in no time.

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on PS4 & PS5

Again, fixing the error on either PlayStation console is pretty similar to Xbox but there are a couple more steps to follow:

  1. Go to Settings » Network » Set Up Internet Connection.
  2. Select which connection you use – be it WiFi or LAN Cable
  3. Select ‘custom’ and enter the following settings:
    • IP Address Settings: Automatic
    • DHCP Host Name: Do Not Specify
    • DNS Settings: Manual
    • Primary DNS:
    • Secondary DNS:
    • MTU Settings: Automatic
    • Proxy Server: Do Not Use

Save these settings and then return to your home screen.  Like on Xbox, you may have to close the Apex Legends application and start it up again for the changes to take effect.

Respawn EntertainmentThe code 100 error has been affecting Apex Legends players for a few days

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on PC

The good news is that there is a fix for code 100 on PC, the bad news is that it takes a bit longer to do that on console. That said, if you follow these steps, you should be able to bypass the error.

  1. On PC, hit the Win + R keys together, opening the command box
  2. There, type in ncpa.cpl and wait for ‘Network Connections’ to appear
  3. On Network Connections, head to the internet connection you operate on and right-click it
  4. Once that right-click menu open, select properties
  5. After the properties menu opens, find Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and select properties – which is towards the bottom right-hand side of the box
  6. There, select ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’ and type in:
  7.  Preferred DNS server:
  8. Alternate DNS server:
  9. Once done, select OK in the bottom right-hand corner. Once the box disappears, restart your PC and allow the changes to take place.

So, there you have it, that’s how you fix the Code 100 Error on old-gen and next-gen consoles, as well as PC.

Last updated January 17, 2021, at 5:30 PM EST.