New Trick Using Pathfinder in Apex Legends Can Lead to Easier Kills

A new trick using the legend Pathfinder's grappling hook ability can be fun for the player using it but not so fun for their opponent.
A new trick using the legend Pathfinder's grappling hook ability can be fun for the player using it but not so fun for their opponent. | Photo Courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

A new trick using the legend Pathfinder's grappling hook ability can be fun for the player using it but not so fun for their opponent. The fast-paced battle royale game Apex Legends places a great emphasis on your strategy more than your kill total. Outsmarting your opponents especially in battle royale games is one of the major keys to a victory, but also sometimes tricks can not hurt.

This new trick known as 'quick launching' was showcased in-game by a Redditor named ottrboii. In a very brief 14-second clip ottr wins a 2v1 while demonstrating quick launching. All you have to do to perform a quick launch yourself is while using Pathfinder, shoot your grapple at the ground, jump, and then quickly cancel the action.

By doing so, you will then be launched up into the air and above your enemy. While quick launching is good for getting out of hairy situations and creating awesome clips, if overused, it could lead to problems down the road. If too many players end up doing it, it could lead to the removal of the ability or in the worst case, the removal of highly favorited legend itself.

Sadly this trick could not have come at a worse time for Pathfinder as the Apex Legends character has been the subject of a lot of controversy in the Apex community lately. Specifically around the character's grappling ability being more balanced. Hopefully, if more players do begin to quick launch, the devs will not make too many drastic actions.