Pathfinder

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I’m Marvin, but my best friends call me Pathfinder. I love being an Apex Legend because that means my banner is on display for everyone in the Outlands to see, especially my creator whoever they are. Competing alongside so many skilled fighters each match is really cool and it makes me very excited to know that I am everyone’s favorite squadmate to fight with; my friend Mirage told me that. He also said that I don’t get sarcasm, which was also nice to hear...I think.
Pathfinder
Pathfinder.jpg
Forward Scout
Details
Real Name MRVN
Gender Male
Age Unknown
Weight 937 lbs (425 kg)
Height 6'2" (188 cm)
Home World Unknown
Gameplay
Legend Type Recon Legend Icon.svg Recon
Tactical Ability Grappling Hook.png Grappling Hook
Passive Ability Insider Knowledge.png Insider Knowledge
Ultimate Ability Zipline Gun.png Zipline Gun
Passive Perk Low Profile.png Low Profile
Real-world Info
Voice Actor Chris Edgerly

Pathfinder is a Legend that is free and unlocked in the base game.

Pathfinder is a Recon Legend Icon.svg Recon Legend very useful on movement and rotation. His Grappling Hook.png Grappling Hook ability allows you to reach higher places and to tactically reposition while his Insider Knowledge.png Insider Knowledge and Zipline Gun.png 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.

Biography

Pathfinder is the picture of optimism, despite his circumstances. A MRVN (Mobile Robotic Versatile eNtity) modified to specialize in location scouting and surveying, he booted up decades ago in an abandoned laboratory with no idea who created him or why. With only his MRVN designation to hint at his identity, Pathfinder set off in search of his creator.

Pathfinder has learned much in his travels since then (like how to make a mean Eastern Leviathan Stew) but hasn't come any closer to finding his creator. Still, he's never given up hope, and took odd jobs in order to gain information about his maker. It was during a chance meeting with bartender Elliott Witt in Solace City that he learned about the Apex Games.[1] Wishing to gain a following—and hopefully draw the attention of his maker, he joined the popular bloodsport. In the meantime, he remains enthusiastic and helpful, always ready to make new friends (then shoot them).

Abilities

Grappling Hook

Grappling Hook.png Grappling Hook
Type Tactical
Cooldown 10–30 seconds
Description Grapple to get to out-of-reach places quickly.

  • Throws a grappling hook that will attach to the first solid object it hits (including players and ziplines) and pull you towards it.
  • The maximum length of the grappling hook is 21 meters. There is a circle on Pathfinder's crosshair that turns blue to indicate when the surface you're pointing at is within grapple range.
  • By aiming to the side, you can swing in that direction instead of being pulled straight in. The grapple will disconnect after swinging to a 90° angle, and you will keep your momentum.
  • The grappling hook can also attach to players, pulling the two of you together.
  • The cooldown's length scales based on the distance Pathfinder travels, with more emphasis placed on horizontal movement. It stops increasing when Pathfinder's velocity returns to standard sprinting speed or after 5 seconds, whichever comes first.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • In Firing Range, changing Legend while in midair of Grappling Hook will cause the game to crash.

Insider Knowledge

Insider Knowledge.png Insider Knowledge
Type Passive
Cooldown N/A
Description Scan a survey beacon to reduce the cooldown of Zipline Gun.png Zipline Gun.

  • Using a survey beacon decreases Pathfinder’s Zipline Gun.png Zipline Gun cooldown by 10 seconds.
  • Up to 6 rings means the cooldown can get reduced from 120 seconds down to 60.
  • Scanning a survey beacon also fully charges Pathfinder’s ultimate.

  • A survey beacon can be used again when the Ring’s next round starts.

Zipline Gun

Zipline Gun.png Zipline Gun
Type Ultimate
Charge time 120 seconds
Description Create a zipline for everyone to use.

  • Creates a zipline between your current location and a target location, which you, your teammates, and enemies can use to move quickly between both points.
  • The other end of the zipline can be attached to any surface, allowing them to lead to places that players can't stand.
  • The maximum length of the zipline is 100 meters. Up to 4 ziplines can be active on the map at once.

  • The Train that moves on the tracks on World's Edge can destroy the zipline.

  • The 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.

Low Profile

Low Profile.png Low Profile
Type Passive
Cooldown N/A
Description More difficult to hit, incoming damage increased by 5%.

  • Additionally, incoming leg shots do the same damage as body shots.

Recon

Recon Legend Icon.svg Recon
Type Passive
Cooldown N/A
Description Scan a survey beacon to reveal the Ring's next location.

  • Allows you to access the 12 survey beacons available on the map in any given match to determine the circle location after the currently marked circle.
  • The interaction with the survey beacon takes 7 seconds, during which you are vulnerable.

  • A survey beacon can be used again when the next round starts.

Cosmetic items

Skins

There are a total of 61 Legend skins for Pathfinder: 16 Legendary, 6 Epic, 23 Rare and 16 Common.

  1. The BP-1 skin was given to any player who logged in between 03 December 2019 and 14 January 2020.

Finishers

Main article: Finishers

Friendly Introduction
Default

Hi-5
Crafting Metals 1,200

Iron Haymaker
Crafting Metals 1,200

Badges

Main article: Pathfinder/Badges


Heirloom Set

Main article: Heirlooms
Pathfinder's Heirloom Set

This set was made available during the Holo-Day Bash Icon.svg Holo-Day Bash event. Anyone who completed the Holo-Day Bash Collection set was given this automatically.

The set contains:

  • A Melee Weapon Skin: Boxing Gloves
  • A Banner Pose: Lights Out
  • A Kill Quip: "Did you see how great I was? I did all kinds of really amazing moves... are you listening?"

Skydive Emotes

  • Season 2 Battle Pass Hi, Friends - Level 80
  • Season 3 Battle Pass I Can Fly! - Level 93
  • Season 5 Battle Pass The Kneeslapper - Level 13

Holo-Sprays

Main article: Holo-Sprays

Music Packs

Main article: Music Packs

Loading Screens

Main article: Loading Screens

Voice Lines

  • "I cannot wait to win this match, friend!"
  • "The championship is ours!"
  • "Time to win, and stay alive!"
  • "Good luck. Have fun. Don't die!"
  • "I accept the challenge!"
  • "Let's have fun, friend!"
  • "This is going to be fun."
  • "We will defeat all of our enemies!"
  • "Ready to go."
  • "Powered up and ready to go."
  • "I am ready. I hope you are too!"
  • "This is my favorite part!"
  • "Ready and excited."
  • "I was created for this! ..I think."
  • "I think we're going to do great, friend!"
  • "Excellent. Time to destroy more opponents."
  • "You and me, friend!"
  • "Come on friend, time to win!"
  • "Grapple: locked and loaded."
  • "I just polished my grapple."

  • "I wish all of you could fight tomorrow too. But you'll be dead."
  • "Get ready! I'm coming for you, friend."
  • "Losing isn't fun. That's why I don't do it."
  • "Remember me, friends. I may kill you."
  • "In case you didn't know, you get here by winning. Good luck."
  • "Hey, that's me!"
  • "Hi, friends."
  • "I am really good at this. You should be too."
  • "I may be smiling, but that also means I'm happy!"
  • "I swung to this position. Funny and true!"
  • "I'll high five you all when I see you."
  • "I'm excited to fight you!"
  • "It's fun to zipline. You should try it."
  • "My squad must be very proud."
  • "Oh, am I supposed to talk?"
  • "This sounds like it'll be fun."
  • "This will be fun. Can't wait to win!"
  • "Watch out our I'll grapple you. Literally!"
  • "After this, we should hang out!"
  • "Wow! They chose me! The odds are full of all kinds of math."

  • "Did you see how great I was? I did all kinds of really amazing moves... are you listening?"
  • Season 6 Battle Pass "I'm going to a party after this. You are not invited, but I still like you."
  • Season 7 Battle Pass "Hey, look at this, I won! It must be my birthday - whenever that is..."
  • "I did really good today. I can't wait to tell my creator. When I find him."
  • "I won. Congratulations to me!"
  • "I'm sorry, but you could have killed me, friends."
  • "Did you have as much fun as me? Hello?"
  • "Did you like my moves? My grapple is very useful."
  • "Don't beat yourself up. Leave that to me! That was a joke!"
  • "Don't blame yourself, blame me!"
  • "Good work. Let's remain friends!"
  • "Grappling makes things much easier. Try it sometime!"
  • "Great moves, friend! Sorry, you lost."
  • "Looks like I beat you. High five!"
  • "I feel good!"
  • "That was exciting. I hope you had fun!"
  • "I may win this thing today. Keep rooting for me!"
  • "I only beat you because I want to win."
  • "It's okay, friend. I was just better this time."
  • "I'll never forget this match. It's in my memory files."
  • "Watch out. I'm very skilled with this grapple."
  • "If I didn't beat you, someone else could have."
  • "If I had a heart, it would be racing right now."
  • "If we were on the same team, you would be happy about this!"
  • "You don't know where my creator is, do you?"
  • "Look at that, I beat you!"
  • "Maybe next time you'll do really good."
  • "You did a really mediocre job, friend!"
  • "My accuracy is getting better every day! Right?"
  • " Sorry I beat you. I'm only looking for my creator."
  • "That was fun. Sorry, you died."
  • "Surprise! ..I hope I didn't scare you."
  • "Thank you for the fun fight!"
  • "That was close!"
  • "That was impressive. I hope my creator saw it."
  • "The crowd loves you! And they really love me."
  • "This is my favorite part."
  • "Some times luck is involved. But this time it was skill."
  • "Trying is 55.5% of the battle."
  • "Now this is very fun when you win."
  • "You tried and that's all that matters. Also winning."
  • "You were tough, friend."
  • "Don't worry, you won't be the only person I beat today."

Grappling Hook.png Grappling
  • "Grappling!"
  • "Using grapple!"
  • "Here I go!"
Firing a Zipline Gun.png zipline
  • "Zipline deployed!"
  • "Setting up a zipline!"
  • "Get ready! It's zip line time!
  • "Who's ready to fly on a zipline? ..I am!"
Using a Survey Beacon
  • "Team, I found the next ring location for us. Check your maps!"
  • "Scanning for the next ring. Check your minimap!"
Silence.png Silenced
  • "Uh oh. I can’t use my abilities."
  • “My abilities are malfunctioning.”

I'm jumpmaster
  • "This is awesome! I'm the jumpmaster."
  • "I'm the jumpmaster. I won't let you down -- except by falling."
Here we go/Dropping as jumpmaster
  • "Hold your breath. If you have a respiratory system."
  • "Hold your breath if you have to breathe."
  • "Here we go. It's a long drop. Fun."
  • [with Mirage] “Hold on to your holograms! That’s a Mirage joke.”
Skydive Emote
  • "Woohoo!"
  • "I'm flying!"
  • "Woo! Is that how I do it?"
  • "Yeehaw!"
Another Squad attacking
  • "More friends are coming to kill us. There's another squad!"
  • "Oh no, there’s another squad attacking!"
Taking damage
  • "The enemies are shooting at me."
  • "I am taking fire, friends."
  • [Alone] "I am taking fire."
  • "Receiving damage."
Healing Up
  • "I am repairing myself."
  • "Repairing."
  • "Repairing my damages."
I got you / Reviving Squadmate
  • "Don't worry. I'm here."
Squadmate killed
  • "It's just you and me, friend. Let's not die."
When Squad is distant
  • "Do you see the map? We're spread out quite far."
  • "Hey, we're spread out a lot. Look at the map."
Respawned
  • "I have come to save the day -- maybe!"
  • "Here I come -- back from the sky!"
Downed
  • "I am down."
  • “I have been downed.”
Self-Revived
  • "Yay. I am still alive. Go me."
  • "Phew - That was a close one."
Downed an enemy
  • "I downed one."
Another enemy down
  • "I downed more than one."
  • "More enemies down."
Whole Squad down
  • "Whole Squad down. Now we can loot them."
  • "Wow. Looks like that was the last one in the squad."
  • "We killed the last member. Good work, team."
  • [Solo] "I killed the whole Squad. Cool."
  • [Solo] “Good job me, whole Squad down.”
Flyer killed
  • "I killed a flyer. Sad but fun."
Entering Trident, driver
  • "All aboard the oct-car! I don't think that works."
Entering Trident, passenger
  • "You’re not leaving me behind, friend. Vroom vroom."
  • "I wanna join this ride, step on it!"
Exiting Trident
  • "Thanks for the ride, friend. I’m off!"
  • "This is my stop. Woohoo!"

Location
  • "Let's explore this way."
  • "Might be something good this way."
  • "We should go this way."
Looting over here
  • "Friends, I'm going to loot {here / over there}."
  • "I'm looting {here / over there}. Wish me luck."
  • "{Right here / That location} may be good for looting. Here I go."
Canceled ping
  • "Forget that."
  • "Cancel that."
Attacking here
  • "Enemies here. I'm going to attack."
  • "Follow me if you want to attack here."
  • "I'm going to try to attack here."
Heading to location / Go
  • "Going to explore {here / over there}."
Watching this direction
  • "I'm focusing sensors to {this / that} spot."
  • "I'm going to watch {this / that} spot."
  • "Watching {this / that} spot."
Defending this area
  • "I'm going to defend this area."
Bleeding out / Help
  • "Disabled. Need help."
  • "Help."
  • "I need some help over here."
Evo Shield.svg Evo Shield
  • "I've got an Evo shield here. It's cool. Level 1/2/3/5"
Extended Sniper Mag.svg Extended Sniper Mag
  • "Lucky me, I have an extended sniper mag here. Level 1/2/3"
Extended Energy Mag.svg Extended Energy Mag
  • "Friends, there is an extended energy magazine here. Level 1/2/3"
Respawn dropship
  • "Dropship coming in. That could be good or bad."
Extended Supply Bin
  • "Extended Supply Bin here. I love things but more things is even better."
Treasure pack
  • "Hey good friends. There's a treasure pack here."
Closed Loot Bunker Hatch
  • "Loot Bunker here. It's like presents on my birthday… if I ever had one."
Black Market Boutique.png Black Market Boutique
  • "Enemy Black Market over there. Use caution and weapons, friends."
Death Totem.png Death Totem
  • "Friends. It's a Totem."
  • "Look at that. It's a Totem."
Gravity Lift.png Gravity Lift
  • "I see a Gravity Lift here."
Black Hole.png Black Hole
  • "Got a Black Hole here."
[Quip] Nice / Celebration
  • "Let’s all celebrate and have a good time. Celebration!"
[Quip] Thanks
  • "Thank you."
  • "Thanks."
  • [to Revenant] "Thanks. Let's be brothers."
  • [to Revenant] "Thanks. Where's your Happy Face, friend?"
[Quip] Thanks Squadmate for first-aid
  • [to Mirage] "Thanks, Elliott. I owe you a drink at your bar."
[Quip] You're welcome
  • "You're welcome. I love you too."
  • "Happy to help, friend."

First Blood
  • "First blood on the enemy."
  • “First blood and it’s not us. Wonderful.”
New Kill Leader
  • "Watch out for the new kill leader, friend."
  • "Keep eyes on the new kill leader."
Kill Leader killed by your Squad
  • "Looks like we took out the Kill Leader. Cool."
  • "That was a Kill Leader and we took them out. Very exciting."
Champion eliminated
  • "A champion just fell. They must not be very good."
  • [by your Squad] "Good work taking out the Champion."
Only one more Squad Left
  • [Alone] "I can take out this last Squad."
  • [Alone] "Only one more Squad and me!"

One minute left before ring closure
  • [Alone] "Just a minute left until the Ring closes. At least I don't have to wait for anyone."
45 seconds left before near ring closure
  • [Alone] "45 seconds left until the Ring closes. It's near. Good thing I can move."
30 seconds left before ring closure
  • [Alone] "30 seconds. That's half of minute!"
30 seconds left before ring closure
  • [Alone] "Only ten seconds left. Cool!"
Ring Closing
  • "The Ring's moving, friends."
  • "I can see that the ring is moving on the map."

History


Trivia

  • Pathfinder's abilities are derived from Titanfall 2's Grapple tactical ability. His interest in high-fives is a reference to a MRVN who would attempt to high-five players on the dropship, only to become sad when it receives none.
  • Pathfinder is the one of the only Legends in the game with a custom hitbox.[2] Generally, Legend hitboxes are either small, large, or medium and all Legends within those categories have the same hitbox. Pathfinder was originally given the large hitbox used by Legends like Gibraltar, but because he is so skinny, Pathfinder would get hit by bullets that look like they should miss him. As a result, he was given a unique tall but thin hitbox to better match his model. This dramatically increased his win rate and he had to be given Low Profile.png Low Profile to compensate.[3]
  • Pathfinder has many interactions with Bloodhound's raven Artur, who attacks him. In the Season 3.svg Season 3 Launch Trailer, Bloodhound kills Pathfinder "for Artur," which could either be for the raven, or for Bloodhound's late uncle that the raven is named after. Bloodhound and their uncle were from a tribe that spurned technology.
  • When asked if Pathfinder ever had sex, community manager Jay Frechette vaguely (and likely jokingly) replied that Pathfinder has been around for a long time and may have stories.[4] However, writer Tom Casiello tweeted that he disagreed with the idea of Pathfinder being with anyone romantically.[5]
  • Pathfinder is not capable of lying. Originally there was a segment about it for "The Broken Ghost" but it got cut due to length.[6]
  • In the "Family Portrait" comic, Pathfinder goes to a party wearing his SRVN MRVN skin, making that skin canonical. When it was pointed out that Pathfinder changed his entire body just to go to a party, writer Tom Casiello stated the inclusion of the skin was debated internally. Ultimately, "it's just fun" won over logic and Tom asked people not to dwell on it or overthink it.[7]

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