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Apex Legends guide: How to play Pathfinder

Zipline into tragedy

Apex Legends - Pathfinder uses its grapple Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
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Pathfinder, Apex Legends’ lovable robot friend, is always there to help get you where you need to go. Between his grappling hook and zipline, Pathfinder has plenty of ways to get around the map in a flash. But just because you can go somewhere in Apex Legends, it doesn’t always mean you should.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to get around safely using Pathfinder’s abilities.

Passive: Insider Knowledge

Pathfinder scans survey beacons around the map to reveal the location of the next circle.

Finding the next circle is useful but not just for the obvious reasons. While it lets you know where you’ll have to be soon, it also lets you set traps along the paths that other teams will have to take before they even know they need to take them.

If you’re in the zone early, other players may stumble across you as you watch the borders of the circle. They don’t know that you’re guarding something yet.

Tactical Ability: Grappling Hook

Pathfinder shoots a grappling hook that allows him to reach out-of-the-way places.

Once you use the grappling hook to get up high, it’s easy to become a little too enamored with your location. But this is still a battle royale game, and that means moving is a necessity. Don’t hesitate to move to a new location, even if the one you’re in seems perfect.

The grappling hook is good for getting places other players may not expect, but it’s also great for mobility. If you attach it to something high in the air, then press your crouch button just as you start to swing forward, Pathfinder will turn into a canyon-based Spider-Man, helping him swing across the map in no time.

Ultimate Ability: Zipline Gun

Pathfinder creates a zipline that anyone can use.

Anyone can wander up to your zipline and take it wherever it leads, so watch your back.

Few abilities in Apex Legends have the potential for disaster like Pathfinder’s zipline does. While most of the time it’s a great tool for getting across the map in a hurry, it’s just as easy to create a zipline that leads you right into an enemy team. Make sure you know what’s on the other side of your zipline before you take it.

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