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Apex Legends bug makes enemies invisible through sniper scope

Published: 5/Feb/2020 12:12

by David Purcell

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Apex Legends Season 4 has kicked off with some incredible fanfare after new legend Revenant was added to the game, but some players aren’t actually able to see the character when aiming down sights. 

What appears to be a major bug in the battle royale game has been discovered by a number of players since the patch launched on February 4, with Revenant, Bangalore and more characters looking invisible when people are scoping in at them.

It’s unclear as to whether this is an issue with the characters themselves or the sniper digital threat, but one thing is for sure, players will want this cleaned up sooner rather than later.

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Revenant made its debut in the Apex Games on February 4, but it’s not just this legend being impacted by this bug.

The in-game issue was showcased by Reddit user PandaTheLayZ hours after Season 4 got underway, with footage showing Revenant’s body almost entirely invisible from long distance, with just a small section of the character showing – in red – for the enemy to notice the bug.

A few redditors joked that because the dangerous robot is made from cold steel, that might be why it isn’t appearing on thermal sights.

However, other users claimed the same issue has been seen with a few other Apex characters as well, which suggests it could be a pretty large problem to resolve.

Revenant body is invisible through the sniper digital threat from apexlegends

This would certainly be a pretty major bug to have made it past Respawn’s testing process. One posted: “I was playing last night against a Bangalore and half of her body was missing, and it was worse through a sniper scope.”

Another said: “Something similar happened in a game where I had a Bangalore teammate. Part of her model would disappear when I looked at her from behind, even when she was close but I only got some screenshots of her a bit far.”

At the time of writing, there has been no indication that the game’s developers have picked up on the problem, with no announcements being made and there’s no sign of this bug on their Trello board either.

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Bangalore has also been seen to disappear in Apex Legends Season 4.

It is unclear as to how many people have been affected by this bug so far, or if it was something triggered after the Season 4 update, but an increasing amount are being made aware of it via the subreddit.

Over 1,300 users have already upvoted the post, so hopefully it will continue to rise up the forum and catch the attention of Respawn soon. After all, nobody wants to be eliminated by an enemy they couldn’t see properly.

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Mirage is getting some “scary” buffs in Apex Legends Season 7 update

Published: 22/Oct/2020 7:24 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 9:13

by Isaac McIntyre

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Mirage will be getting even more Apex Legends buffs when the Season 7 update finally rolls around, Respawn has confirmed, after the Holographic Trickster’s rework in Season 5 didn’t work as well as the devs were hoping.

The Holographic Trickster has had a rough ride of it since debuting in Apex Legends all the way back in the battle royale’s surprise launch.

The main issue Mirage has faced is his “gotcha!” tactics only work on those who are not prepared. Once Apex Legends players became used to the trickster’s fake holograms he took a steep dip in overall win rate. His play rates soon followed too.

Respawn tried to help, shipping a rework in Season 5, but he still floundered.

The issue has gotten so bad for Mirage that the developers are taking another look at the way his ultimate works, just two seasons after patch 5.0 shipped live. Luckily, they think they have a way of pumping some power into his ability kit.

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Mirage’s decoys have fallen off in impact since Apex Legends’ launch last year.

Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein was questioned on Mirage buffs ⁠— which Respawn has been teasing for a long while now ⁠— and confirmed they were indeed “on their way” in patch 7.0.0.

The Respawn developer said he didn’t want to “spoil stuff,” including the Mirage changes, but did touch on some of the testing they’d done for the Apex Legends trickster. These included new buffs for his ultimate, ‘Life of the Party.’

One fan suggested Mirage’s ult could “fire blanks,” but Klein shot down that idea straight away. “Decoys firing blanks is a nuclear option,” the Respawn designer said.

“I have no doubt it would be effective, and powerful. The amount of damage it would do to combat readability and just sheer confusion, scares me. I’m trying something different for 7.0 ⁠— [still scary], but not as bad as decoys firing blanks.”

Mirage will be getting more "fun" Apex Legends stories in Season 6.
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Respawn is hoping the new Mirage ultimate buff will shoot him into the Season 7 meta.

These Mirage changes won’t be included in this week’s Halloween update, unfortunately. Instead, they will be added to the battle royale when patch 7.0 ships live in November.

Good news though ⁠— the Season 7 update is actually coming a week sooner than Apex Legends fans were expecting. Respawn appears to have moved the release forward a week, up to November 4, and cut the Season 6 Battle Pass short.

That means it’s only a 14 day wait, from time of publication of course, until Mirage mains will get their hands on the “scary” new buffs for Apex Legends’ trickster.