October 13, 2020 Respawn has issued a fix to solve the issue.
Respawn Entertainment revealed a bevvy of changes for Apex Legends‘ cast of combatants last week. There was some cause for joy for Pathfinder mains as the rambunctious robot received a buff. As soon as players started swinging into games, though, they came across an annoying bug that left them partially unsighted.
The bug could occur if you used Pathfinder’s grappling hook as it left a chunk of his character model on screen. Players noted online that you could get rid of it by vaulting over any object, so you weren’t entirely stuffed if it happened. If you were lunging into a fight, though, you might have, eh, got stuffed by the other team.
Respawn has fixed it, though, so you have your newly-tweaked Pathfinder back. Respawn changed his grapple cooldown to be reflective of the distance you travelled. So, you won’t have to wait the full 35 seconds if you merely hopped onto a nearby ledge. It’s also handy as you won’t feel as punished for messing up your grapple.
Respawn also says it got the inspiration for the change from a commenter on Reddit, which is neat.
Not everyone is happy with fix, though. One player found that doing a wee bum slide after a grapple led to a 45 second cooldown. Now, picking up momentum and hurtling down terrain on your derriere is one of the greatest joys the battle royale game can offer. So I can see why some people might be bummed out by the high cooldown timer.
We've pushed out a patch to address the following:
🔸Pathfinder's shoulder staying in view after using grapple
🔸Crypto unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode
🔸Moved Performance Display so it doesn't overlap with Kill/Assists HUD element in Ranked
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) October 12, 2020
In other tragic news, Wraith’s weeby, Naruto run is gone. No longer can we run into battle, arms behind our bodies like our favourite anime character – sob. Respawn says the change comes at the expense of nerfing her abilities further.