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Apex Legends fan designs the perfect Mirage Heirloom

Published: 28/Nov/2019 13:29

by Matt Porter

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Heirlooms are some of the most popular and sought after items in Apex Legends, and one fan has created the perfect melee weapon for Mirage to show off his cocky and attention-seeking personality.

Mirage is known as the “Holographic Trickster,” and according to lore from Respawn Entertainment, perfected the art of “fooling around to get attention” in his youth as the youngest of four brothers.

Mirage is certainly a big fan of himself, with the master of technology regularly telling his opponents that “both” of him are better than them, a nod to his holographic capabilities that send out replicas of himself to confuse enemies.

Respawn EntertainmentMirage is a big fan of himself.

With anyone who plays Apex Legends aware of Mirage’s vain personality, one clever fan has come up with a way to turn that into a special in-game item, and something that the 30-year-old would surely love to carry around with him as he battles in World’s End.

Reddit user /u/victorqnguyen shared his idea on the game’s official subreddit, which shows a comb for Mirage to make sure his hair is always in place, and a hand-held mirror so he can look at himself no matter where he is on the map.

The only Mirage heirloom we need 🙂 from r/apexlegends

Unsurprisingly, many fans of the game were immediately on board, with one imagining what it would be like to get “chased around by a guy wielding a mirror, and talking about how much better he is than you.”

Others called it “perfect” and “so good,” while one wise-cracking user suggested it be called a “hairloom” instead of an heirloom.

Heirlooms are ultra-rare sets of cosmetics in Apex Legends, and cannot be crafted or purchased. Instead, players can only get their hands on them by opening Apex Packs, with less than a 1% chance of the item appearing.

So far, only three Legends have received these special items, Wraith, Bloodhound, and Lifeline, but should Mirrage ever get his hands on a mirror in-game, he might find himself losing matches because he just can’t stop looking at himself.

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Apex Legends hidden message reveals Mirage is related to Titanfall 2 characters

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:53

by Julian Young

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A secret lore drop found on the Mirage Voyage – brought back by Respawn in the lead-up to Season 8 – has revealed a close connection between the Holographic Trickster and two characters from Titanfall 2.

In a surprise move on January 15, Respawn threw the original Apex Legends’ map – Kings Canyon – back into the rotation for the first time in Season 7. This version of Kings Canyon features the Mirage Voyage airship, hovering over the remains of Skulltown.

While pro players and content creators largely criticized Kings Canyon in Season 6 – leading to its absence from the rotation in Season 7 – the announcement was met with support from the community, including praise for bringing the Mirage Voyage to Kings Canyon for the first time.

The airship is not the only new addition in Kings Canyon. A hidden voice message on a phone revealed a connection between the game’s loveable jokester Mirage and two characters from Respawn’s previous franchise: Titanfall 2.

Titanfall 2 6-4 Droz Davis Selfie
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A hidden voice message has revealed that Mirage is the nephew of two Titanfall 2 characters: Davis and Droz.

The message from Evelyn Witt – Mirage’s mother – begins with an imitation of Kuben Blisk (another Titanfall 2 character with ties to Apex Legends), then switches to a more personal tone. Evelyn covers a range of topics, including her on-going struggle with what appears to be dementia.

Halfway through the message, she drops a bombshell when mentioning two of Mirage’s uncles, Droz and Davis. Titanfall 2 fans will already be familiar with those characters: both were members of ‘The 6-4’ mercenary group and helped Jack Cooper defeat Titanfall 2’s antagonists, the IMC.

Evelyn also says that her brothers would “always make me laugh, like Elliot.” Fans of Droz and Davis will certainly remember their funny banter during Titanfall 2’s mission ‘The Ark’, and it appears the two mercs passed their sense of humor down to their nephew Elliot.

Some Apex Legends players have already gone back and found other connections between the pair and Mirage. In a short clip posted to Reddit by ‘u/R0NiR’, Davis and Droz can be seen taking a selfie during a Titanfall 2 scene, something Mirage fans will be very familiar with seeing.

Mirage’s Uncles Droz and Davis ! They are from Titanfall 2 ! Now We Know Where His Sense Of Humor Comes From 😀 from apexlegends

This is far from the first tangible connection between Apex Legends and Titanfall 2, which share the same in-game universe. Previous hints from Respawn include a Jack Cooper crossover, Bloodhound concept art, and appearances from Titanfall 2 characters like the simulacrum Ash.

Respawn has previously shut down rumors regarding the development of a Titanfall 3, to the disappointment of many fans. Despite no confirmed plans for a new Titanfall installment, the Apex Legends developer continues to tease fans with new tie-ins between the two franchises.