Apex Legends Pathfinder: Gameplay & Tips Season 12

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Pathfinder is a Recon Legend very useful on movement and rotation. His Grappling Hook ability allows you to reach higher places and to tactically reposition while his Insider Knowledge and Zipline Gun abilities allow him to support your squad by letting them know the position of the next ring and provide a zipline on-the-fly to allow quick escapes and to reposition respectively.


Grappling Hook
Grapple to get to out-of-reach places quickly.

If you grapple onto a zipline, you will immediately start riding it when you reel yourself in.
The grapple can attach to Crypto’s Surveillance Drone, Loba’s Black Market Boutique and Wattson’s Interception Pylon.
Grappling a flying Valkyrie will pull you to her, rather than her to you.
Grappling a zipline-riding Legends will force them to uncouple from the zipline and pull toward you.
The grapple will cancel if you get hit by Revenant’s Silence.
Insider KnowledgeScan a MapIcon Survey Beacon to reduce the cooldown of Zipline Gun.
Zipline GunCreate a zipline for everyone to use.The Train that moves on the tracks on World’s Edge can destroy the zipline.
Can zoom in about 1.5x while preparing a zipline.
ReconScanning MapIcon Survey Beacons reveals the next circle’s location.


  • Legend Type: Recon
  • Tactical Ability: Grappling Hook
  • Passive Ability: Insider Knowledge
  • Ultimate Ability: Zipline Gun
Abilities Tips
Grappling Hook

When your hook connects to a surface, you will get a slight push forward towards the direction you are aiming.
If thrown at an object while maintaining momentum in a different direction, you will swing while being pulled towards the object, allowing for tactical repositioning.
Jumping just after the grappling hook reaches a surface will grant you a bit of extra momentum.
While being an extremely useful tool to reach high positions or just move faster on the map, it can also be used for flanking and evading opponents, which can often turn fights in your favor.
Keep in mind that both you and your grabbed opponent can continue shooting while the hook is retracting.
The animation can be canceled at any time by pressing the crouch button or the attack button
Insider Knowledge

This is good if you need a quick Zipline Gun charge after you just fired a zipline, and don’t want to use an Ultimate Accelerant.
Zipline GunThe zipline is very useful for getting to usually unreachable locations, escaping an unwinnable fight, or just progress quickly on the map (to escape the ring, for example). Ziplines can be deployed to most surfaces, however certain structures (frame of the map) may not be used. You cannot use them to reach “out of the map” zones.
In an emergency, you can interrupt the use of a zipline by selecting any other item (weapons/healing) or ability (Grappling Hook).
Remember foes can use them too, don’t get cornered or ambushed by your own zipline!
You can also use this ability to set up an ambush for an enemy squad after your escape, very quickly changing the tables dramatically.
Remember, a zip line follows a straight line. DO NOT send zip line straight into battle. Going head-on will get you killed.
If you think your team is in a dangerous position, you can plant a zipline as an escape route. Even though your team might not use it immediately, you can use it as a quick escape route.
Make use of Pathfinder’s passive Insider Knowledge to cooldown zipline faster.
ReconA survey beacon can be used again when the next round starts.

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Voice Lines



First booted up on February 04, 2658, as part of Project Iris’ by “The Group”, Pathfinder is a heavily modified MRVN (Mobile Robotic Versatile eNtity), made to assist the Group in their task of refining Branthium. His modifications include, among other things, a chassis with reinforced metal; a specialized heat shield to withstand high temperature; state-of-the-art facial recognition software; customized programming and IDCOMS Frame that allowed him to verbalize, as well as access to extensive medical and physics knowledge. This allowed him to perform autonomously the complicated tasks that the human members of Project Iris can’t. He was also given an amalgamation of each of his creator’s personalities and the capability to learn from experience. After they were able to successfully refine their first batch of Branthium however, Dr. Ashleigh Reed, one of his creators, betrayed the rest of her colleagues, setting off a chain of events that led to the Phase Runner Accident on Olympus.