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Apex Legends developers reveal upcoming Mirage, Wraith and Lifeline changes

Published: 23/Apr/2019 8:36

by Matt Porter


A Respawn Entertainment developer has hinted at a number of character balancing changes that could be coming to Apex Legends, affecting Mirage, Wraith and Lifeline.

Apex Legends is one of the most popular battle royale games in the world, with millions of players dropping into Kings Canyon since its release in search of victories.

One of the things that sets Apex Legends apart from other battle royale titles is its use of characters, with players able to select a Legend to use in combat that has their own special powers and abilities.

Respawn EntertainmentMirage is in line for a buff following complaints from Apex Legends fans.

Respawn developer teases Mirage buff

With each Legend bringing a number of abilities to the game, balancing them so that each one is effective in combat can be tricky, and it appears that Respawn have set their sights on Mirage as a Legend who requires a buff to make them more competitive in the game.

One Legend has come under fire being weak, with some fans of the game labelling Mirage as “useless,” and while Respawn originally said that they had no plans to adjust him, it appears that the developers have taken the criticism to heart, stating that they plan to make adjustments to the character to try and give him “a little nudge upwards.”

“When I said ‘no planned changes’ I was referring to major reworks such as a new ultimate,” wrote Respawn Developer /u/Leeeeeee-RSPN on Reddit. “That type of change competes directly with our ability to create new characters. The being said, in the short term, we are definitely open to tuning value level changes.

“Things like invisibility opaqueness, invisibility length, ability cool downs, decoy health etc. He could definitely use a little nudge upwards.”

RedditA Respawn Entertainment developer teased the changes to Mirage, among others.

Nerfs for Wraith and Lifeline

While Mirage will receive tuning buffs in the near future, two of the game’s most popular characters are set to go in the opposite direction, with Wraith and Lifeline both set to get “gentle nerfs” in an attempt to level the playing field in Apex Legends.

What form these nerfs will take is currently unknown, but with Wraith far-and-away the most popular Legend in the game, it comes as little surprise that Respawn would want to lessen her power in the hopes that players will be convinced to try out other Legends.

There’s currently no official release date for any of these nerfs, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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Ultimate Apex Legends quiz: Test your knowledge of the Outlands

Published: 22/Jan/2021 16:13 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 16:37

by David Purcell


Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends was an overnight sensation and it’s barely slowed down. In its two years of success, there’s been map changes galore, new legends joining the fight, and an ever-evolving meta – but we’re here to test your knowledge with a quiz.

Kings Canyon was the original map we all dropped into on that fine day of February 4, 2019. Fast forward 24 months, Apex Legends is still one of the most popular battle royale’s – but a lot has changed.

As we approach Season 8, there’s 15 characters to play with, two maps to drop into, and a weapons list containing 24 different guns. On top of that, each seasonal update has delivered different tweaks to gameplay and snippets of Legend lore for various fighters – which means the scope for our quiz questions is quite broad.

By now, you will have been named Champions of the Arena on numerous occasions. But, do you have what it takes to get a perfect score on our ultimate Apex Legends quiz?

Take our Apex Legends quiz!

Your test score will determine just how well you know the Outlands in the Apex world.

The world, of course, is connected to that of the Titanfall series, which was also developed by Respawn Entertainment. Many weapons and features have crossed over between planets, presumably with even more of that to come in the future.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm. He’s coming in Season 8.

Fuse is the latest to join Apex Legends as a playable character, with a new 30-30 Repeater rifle being added too. For more details on that, check out some of the stories we’ve covered for the game’s next major update:

Don’t be too downhearted if you don’t receive a perfect score this time, but if you are named a Champion, be sure to tweet us @TitanfallBlog on Twitter.