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Apex Legends Mirage Holo-Day Bash: trailer, skins, Winter Express LTM

Published: 13/Dec/2019 3:19 Updated: 13/Dec/2019 4:05

by Isaac McIntyre

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Respawn has officially revealed the Apex Legends Christmas event, which sees Mirage takeover World’s Edge with his festive ‘Holo-Day Bash,’ dropping new skins, weapons, and a limited-time mode into the battle royale.

After weeks of speculation surrounding Mirage’s Town Takeover, as well as the Winter Express LTM, Respawn has confirmed the Christmas-themed event will be dropping into the game immediately, with everything Holo-Day Bash now available.

Mirage’s Holo-Day Bash, which the wise-cracking legend officially announced in a near-live appearance at The Game Awards 2019, is bringing several new winter and Christmas skins, including a Nutcracker outfit for the titular hero.

Other cosmetics include a reindeer costume for Octane, a Santa Claus get-up for Caustic, and Jack Frost gear for Crypto. Bangalore appears as a snowman, while Gibraltar dons a polar bear suit. Pathfinder and Wattson also have skins.

As well as the skins and voice lines being added to the game, Holo-Day Bash is also bringing a wealth of gameplay features for players, including Winter Express, which will see players battling for control of the World’s Edge train.

The new mode is based around a king-of-the-hill format, where players will collect points for controlling certain areas as the train speeds around the map. Similar to Fight or Fright, players will respawn multiple times during the mode.

Alongside the Christmas-themed releases, it looks like Pathfinder mains will also be enjoying an early birthday present in the form of red-styled boxing gloves for the loveable robot, which confirms leaks from earlier this month.

Respawn Entertainment via gui_liugui, RedditPathfinder’s new Heirloom set has also been released during the Holo-Day Bash celebrations.

The event announcement was also very heavily on-brand for Mirage’s character, as he appeared in a live video feed at The Game Awards, speaking to host and founder Geoff Keighley about the new features based around himself.

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” Mirage said after dialing into the awards from the contact ‘Ya Boi Mirage.’ “Wow, I should practice that more, bit scratchy. Hey, Keighley my man, what’s going on?”

Respawn EntertainmentGrumpy-guts Caustic will be taking the role of Santa Claus for the Holo-Day Bash.

“Tell me, did I already win for Best All-Round Competitor in a Battle Royale Based on Skills but Mostly Good Looks?” he joked. “I know everyone is always asking for more Mirage events, so I’m here to give the people what they want.”

The holo-trickster turned into his new Holo-Day Bash skin, his nutcracker outfit, before revealing the Apex Legends festive celebrations were starting “right now,” with players able to jump into the LTM whenever they want.

Respawn also confirmed that the new event would reveal more backstory details about Mirage as the celebrations continue, mainly through the LTM.

The Holo-Day Bash is live on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC right now, and is expected to continue throughout the holiday season.

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

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:53 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 19:41

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 her brother Droz, and another individual, 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.

While it appears Evelyn is related to both of the soldiers, some fans are speculating that she is only related to Droz by blood, and Davis is more of a “brother in arms.” Regardless of the exact connection, it seems both Titanfall 2 characters had a close relationship with Evelyn and her son.

Mirage’s mother also says that the two 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 Mirage.

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.