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Here’s why Pathfinder’s ability is the most underrated in Apex Legends

Published: 30/Mar/2019 11:41 Updated: 30/Mar/2019 11:53

by Marcus Banks

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Pathfinder may not be the most popular Apex Legend, but his ability could greatly increase you and your teammate’s chances of becoming champions.

Many players opt for a slimmer character such as Wraith, one because of the excellent portal ability as well as her smaller hitbox – making it harder for enemy players to deal damage.

On the other hand, Pathfinder is one of the largest legends on the game and players were able to uncover an issue which made his hitbox even bigger than his character model; this issue was later patched by Respawn which should encourage players to give him a try on the battlefield.

Why is Pathfinder the best legend?

Movement. In Apex Legends, movement is one of the best important mechanics and no-one other legend’s ability allows players to manoeuvre like Pathfinder.

As shown by Reddit user u/Cassiopeia93, his ability can be used to gain a huge height advantage when enemies have been weakened by jumping just as the grapple hits your target.

If you end your jump with a slide to gain even more momentum, your enemies won’t see you coming until it’s too late.

His grappling ability combined with the sliding mechanic can give you a massive advantage over your opposition – a slightly larger hitbox shouldn’t put you off using him as his movement capabilities are a fair trade off.

What else does Pathfinder offer?

RESPAWN ENTERTAINMENTPathfinder isn’t a popular choice of legend among players due to it’s large character model.

Pathfinder’s ultimate ability can also give you and your squad the best positioning as the circles start to become smaller and smaller.

In battle royale games, high ground is usually one of the most advantageous positions on the map – in Apex Legends, there are plenty of mountains that are commonly an ideal location to be situated when only a few players remain.

Using Pathfinder’s ult, you can zip line to most places, putting yourself in the best place to catch your opponents unaware. You could even bait your enemies into using the zip line themselves before waiting to take them down.

We urge you to give Pathfinder a chance to impress you – who knows you might even end up making him your main character.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

Wraith in World's Edge Apex Legends
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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.