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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.

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Every possible RP gain in Apex Legends ranked

Published: 29/Nov/2020 16:48

by Julian Young


Ranked play in Apex Legends allows players to test themselves against others of similar skill and claim special cosmetic items (and bragging rights). A helpful Reddit post breaks down exactly how many Ranked Points players will earn – or lose – based on rank, placement, and kills.

Almost all FPS games offer a separate ranked playlist for their players, and Apex Legends is no different. Since its release in Season 2, the game’s ranked mode has provided players with a way to test their skills against the best of the best.

Ranked Leagues separate players into seven skill brackets – ranging from Bronze to Apex Predator – based on their performance in two ranked splits. Each player’s current rank, match placement, and number of kills/assists determines the number of Ranked Points (RP) they will earn or lose every game.

With RP determined by several different factors, players can find it challenging to track how many points they are earning or losing each match. However, one player has come to the aid of anyone who gets confused.

Apex Legends Season 7 Ranked Rewards
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Respawn provides players with new rewards to earn during each ranked series.

Apex Legends RP combos

A post on the Apex Legends subreddit helps to clear things up for anyone confused about their potential RP gains. The helpful graphic comes from user Ninjario, who breaks down how many points players can gain or lose based on all three contributing factors: current player rank, final match placement, and total kills/assists.

The graphic shows the exact combinations needed to go positive in each match and what will cause players to lose RP for every skill bracket.

This provides players with an easy understanding of what performance to strive for in ranked: for example, Predator and Master players can easily see that a 6th place finish with three kills or assists is the absolute minimum needed for an RP gain (+6) in their skill bracket.

A quick overview of how many RP you gain with every Kill/Placement/Rank combination from apexlegends

Ranked Leagues in Season 7

With the release of Season 7, a new ranked series also kicked off in Apex Legends. Starting on November 4, players will compete in ranked on the new Olympus map until December 15. The second split takes place on World’s Edge, and will run from December 15 to the end of Season 7.

In the Season 7 ranked update post, Respawn’s ranked designers discussed the state of ranked play. They covered topics like the ranking distribution of players from Season 6, and some of their on-going goals for the ranked playlist.

The first ranked split of Season 7 is currently available for players to jump into on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.