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Apex Legends: How to make Mirage’s “currently pointless” Ultimate more useful

Published: 11/Mar/2019 18:15 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 18:24

by Alan Bernal

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One of Apex Legends’ more charismatic characters, Mirage, has an ability kit that can feel underwhelming during intense firefights, but that could change with a creative update to his Ultimate.

Apex Legends released on February 4 with eight wildly different Legends to choose from. But now that players have had time to explore each of their abilities, they’ve began to suggest improvements for the Holographic Trickster.

Reddit user ‘CDHarris’ suggested making an update to Mirage’s Vanishing Act ultimate that would take away his cloaking but make his decoys more meaningful in order to distract the opponents.

Respawn EntertainmentThe update to his ult would change up the Decoys to cause mass confusion.

CDHarris points out that Mirage’s current ult, which sends out numerous decoys while making the Legend invisible, is essentially useless. Seeing more than three Mirages instantly notifies the enemy that none of them is the real one, and that they should keep an eye out for the real one to appear.

Which is why the Reddit user suggested taking away Mirage’s invisibility, but replacing it with a visual distortion while creating various holograms that perform different functions.

I really like this dudes idea for a rework for Mirage’s (currently pointless) Ultimate from r/apexlegends

“I say get rid of the cloaking during the ult,” CDHarris said. “Have his ultimate cause a brief visual distortion of some kind while a number of Mirages step out in different directions… Then, each decoy randomly selects from a set of behaviours to cause confusion…”

CDHarris said the Decoys’ actions could range from simply standing still to strafing side-to-side, and even crouching while aiming down the sights.

Fans were quick to point out the change could actually make Mirage’s ultimate too overpowered since opponents would expend valuable resources gunning down the fakes.

Though the change could have harsh implications in terms of balance, the update to Mirage’s ult would definitely make the ability more impactful in the midst of a chaotic battle.

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All confirmed buffs coming in Apex Legends Season 7

Published: 24/Oct/2020 11:12

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is almost here, and that means changes to characters. So, we’ve rounded up all the buffs that Respawn have confirmed so far.

With each new Apex Legends season, players are always looking forward to getting their hands on a new Legend as well as seeing what’s been changed to existing Legends, weapons, and items.

As Season 7 is on the horizon, Respawn have begun to roll out their teasers – with a familiar-looking UFO turning up on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge.

Aside from that, the devs have also been planting seeds about what buffs and nerfs are coming in the new season. So, we’ve rounded up the buffs that we know about so far.

Mirage

As one of Apex’s most popular characters, players have been desperate for Respawn to give Mirage a power increase, even after his abilities rework.

Those changes have always been on the horizon, as devs have answered numerous questions with positives answers about buffs, and those promises will finally come to fruition with the start of Season 7.

Daniel Klein, a game designer for Respawn, confirmed that they’ve been testing changes to his Life of the Party ult, so that could be the main change that the Holographic Trickster receives next season.

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Mirage is finally set to receive some changes.

Octane

Octane is also confirmed to be getting some positive treatment, but Respawn say it will only be a “tiny buff,” so no indication exactly what it will be yet. 

Rampart

As for Rampart, while a buff has been confirmed, there haven’t been any hints as to what it could entail. Since her introduction, players have made a number of suggestions – including being able to move around while firing her minigun. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see on that front. 

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Octane will receive a “tiny buff” in Season 7.

Pathfinder

Pathfinder will also be receiving a change to the cooldown on his grapple ability. However, the last time this was labeled a buff, it actually turned out to be a nerf

Audio

Not a buff as such, but Respawn have also confirmed that lots of progress has been made on audio problems, which have been plaguing the game for months, and these fixes will be coming in Season 7.

As for what else is coming in Season 7, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know here. We’ll just have to wait until November 4, when the new season starts, to see it all in action.