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Apex Legends exploit is allowing players to melee incredibly fast

Published: 13/Mar/2019 2:52 Updated: 13/Mar/2019 2:53

by Albert Petrosyan

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An melee exploit has been discovered in Apex Legends that is so powerful, it might as well be categorized as potentially game-breaking. 

Melees are a very strong option to use against enemies when they are in very close proximity to you, but there is normally a slight delay between each attack to prevent the mechanic from being too overpowered.

A recently discovered exploit is considerably speeding up the rate at which melee attacks can be performed, allowing players to quickly eliminate opponents by repeatedly smacking them with quick deadly kicks. 

A video posted on Reddit by user ‘Cammyy’ shows this glitch being abused in a match by a player named ‘IpManLegends,’ who is able to pull off the exploit to devastating effect.

After the player gets victimized by a series of roundhouse kicks from IpManLegends, he continues to spectate the cheater, who goes on to use the exploit against other teams before finally being taken out in second place.

While the effects of the exploit shown above are quite deadly, perhaps the scariest thing about it is how it’s apparently very easy to pull off in-game.

According to one of the comments under the Reddit post, players need to have a Legend that has a Ultimate Ability that can be cancelled after being activated, such as the Bloodhound’s Beast of Hunt or the Lifeline’s Care Package.

Once the Ultimate Ability is fully charged, a player simply has to first press the melee button then quickly cancel the animation by pressing the Ult button.

Spamming the two buttons in that order will unleash the very fast series of kicks that will eliminate surprised enemy players in a matter of seconds. 

This is, of course, not the only game-breaking exploit that currently exists in the game. Others include being able to see through smoke, sit in out-of-bounds spots for a long time, shoot your weapon while knocked, and more. 

These are all serious glitches in the game that need to be addressed as soon as possibly by Respawn Entertainment, before the integrity of their new game becomes too compromised. 

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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.

Mirage decoy Apex Legends
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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.