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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.[1]
Forward Scout
Real Name MRVN
Gender Male
Age 75
Date of Birth Feb 04, 2658
Weight 937 lbs (425 kg)
Height 6'2" (188 cm)
Home World Psamathe
Legend Type Recon.svg Recon
Tactical Ability Grappling Hook.svg Grappling Hook
Passive Ability Insider Knowledge.svg Insider Knowledge
Ultimate Ability Zipline Gun.svg Zipline Gun
Real-world Info
Voice Actor Chris Edgerly

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

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

Grappling Hook.svg Tactical Q/LB/L1/LB
Grappling Hook
Description Grapple to get to out-of-reach places quickly.
Cooldown 10–30 seconds

  • 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.

  • 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.svg Surveillance Drone, Loba's Black Market Boutique.svg Black Market Boutique and Wattson's Interception Pylon.svg 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.svg Silence.

  • 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.

  • Grappling a Death Box combined with a Launch Pad.svg Launch Pad will cause the trap to fly upward indefinitely with the player still grappling it.
  • Sliding before grappling will give the player 100% accuracy with any weapon in mid-air.

  • Insider Knowledge

    Insider Knowledge.svg Passive
    Insider Knowledge
    Description Scan a MapIcon Survey Beacon.png Survey Beacon to reduce the cooldown of Zipline Gun.svg Zipline Gun.

    • Using a survey beacon decreases Pathfinder’s Zipline Gun.svg Zipline Gun cooldown by 10 seconds.
    • Up to 4 rings means the cooldown can get reduced from 120 seconds down to 80.
    • Scanning a survey beacon also fully charges Pathfinder’s ultimate.

  • This is good if you need a quick Zipline Gun.svg Zipline Gun charge after you just fired a zipline, and don’t want to use an Ultimate Accelerant.svg Ultimate Accelerant.

  • Zipline Gun

    Zipline Gun.svg Ultimate Z/LB+RB/L1+R1/LB+RB
    Zipline Gun
    Description Create a zipline for everyone to use.
    Charge time 2 minutes

    • 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.
  • Can zoom in about 1.5x while preparing a 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.
  • Make use of Pathfinder's passive Insider Knowledge to cooldown zipline faster.

  • Recon

    Recon.svg Perk
    Description Scanning MapIcon Survey Beacon.png Survey Beacons reveals the next circle's 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.

  • Lore

    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[2]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.[3]

    He then eventually booted up again thirty-three years 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 by stowing on merchant ships and traveling everywhere between Solace to Gaea for a couple of years. After one of his legs broke due to someone attempting to steal said leg, he took odd jobs to gain information about his maker and to get the money to fix his leg.[4]

    In 2725, while working as a waiter in Malta, he met Victor Maldera who arrested him after inadvertently killing one of the restaurant's customers. Maldera took a look at his logs and saw that Pathfinder was able to witness, and have video evidence, of Alexander Nox's escape from the Humbert Labs. Maldera, who was obsessively pursuing the case, wanted to get a copy of the footage, it was during this that Pathfinder had the first actual clue to one of his creators, a certain Amélie P. The resulting scuffle (due to him witnessing a mafia member murdering another person) had him incapacitated for an unknown amount of time, although he was eventually activated again[5] and promptly resumed his search.[6]

    It was during a chance meeting with bartender Elliott Witt in Solace City that he learned about the Apex Games.[7] It has been four years since then, and he has learned a lot from his travels and his experiences in the games, but he was nowhere close to finding his creator than he was before.[8] That was until he found a depreciated MRVN unit on Olympus, and with help from Lifeline, Octane and Gibraltar, find the required battery to power it up.[9] The now-activated MRVN played an audio log that gave Pathfinder more clues about his creator, or creators. With notes from the audio logs on hand he went on a quest to look for answers from his friends, the Legends.[10]

    This quest of his drew to an end on Kuben Blisk's office at Syndicate Tower, with the Apex Games Commissioner providing him with the truth about his creators and a photo of them.[3]. However, Blisk's musing about "another one" that was made from his spare parts gave Pathfinder a new purpose: to find his "child".[11]

    Pathfinder's Creators

    Pathfinder's Creators

    From left to right[3]:

    Cosmetic items


    There are a total of 74 Legend skins for Pathfinder: 25 Legendary, 9 Epic, 24 Rare and 16 Common.

    • Raiders Icon.svg Deep Sixed


    1. Included in the Fight Night Bundle.
    2. Available to Switch players who log in from March 9th to May 4th, 2021.
    3. Included in the Mechameleon Bundle

    Story of Pathfinder:

    1. SRVN MRVN: Pathfinder once attended a high society charity event on Maita. Unfortunately, the party blew up before he could give a toast to friends, friendship, and riding a zipline with friends.
    2. Memoir Noir: Years ago, Pathfinder woke up in an abandoned warehouse with no knowledge of his past. Then, one fateful day, his good friend Victor Maldera helped him unlock pieces of his forgotten memories.

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


    Main article: Finisher


    Heirloom Set

    Main article: Heirloom

    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?"


    Main article: Emote
    • Jump Rope Master - Crafting Metals 1,200
    • Squats - Crafting Metals 400
    • Uppercut - Default

    Skydive Emotes

    Main article: Skydive Emote


    Main article: Holospray

    Music Packs

    Main article: Music Pack

    Loading Screens

    Main article: Loading Screen

    Voice lines



    • 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 one of the only Legends in the game with a hitbox that does not follow the small, large, or medium rigs.[12] Pathfinder was originally on the large rig (like Caustic and 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.svg Low Profile to compensate.[13] Pathfinder's hitbox was increased in Season 7.svg Season 7 and Low Profile was later removed.
    • 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.
    • Pathfinder is currently the only legend to switch legend classes. Up until Season 4.svg Season 4, he was originally classified as a Support.svg Support Legend but is now classified as a Recon.svg Recon Legend.
    • 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.[14] However, writer Tom Casiello tweeted that he disagreed with the idea of Pathfinder being with anyone romantically.[15]
    • Pathfinder is not capable of lying. Originally there was a segment about it for "The Broken Ghost" but it got cut due to length.[16]
    • 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.[17]
    • His first words, according to Pathfinder's Quest, is "Who doesn't like ice cream? Every kid likes ice cream!" The line is likely spoken or influenced by one of his creators Dr. Armen Fletcher who have a love of ice cream. The same line is repeated by Ash during the Broken Ghost quests.
    • According to Blisk, spare parts of Pathfinder is rumored to be used to create another MRVN[18]