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Apex Legends player bamboozles enemies pretending to be MRVN easter egg

Published: 1/Jan/2021 14:02

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends player has devised a clever plan to confuse his opponents by pretending to be the MRVN easter egg on Olympus’ map. It’s fair to say it was an overwhelming success, bamboozling hordes of enemies.

Season 7 of Apex Legends launched on November 4, and with it came the brand new map, Olympus. As with any Apex map, Respawn packed in a few surprises for fans to discover while they play. One such easter egg is the de-activated MRVN robot, located in the island’s Maintenance area.

For fans, this discovery was extremely exciting, as it was the first MRVN robot besides Pathfinder that had been found. On top of this, Respawn also made the easter egg destructible, so players could kill the de-activated robot if they wanted to.

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The MRVN easter egg is located in a highly contested dropzone on Olympus.

Apex Legends player uses MRVN robot to confuse enemies

A thread posted to the Apex Legends subreddit has revealed a trick to confuse opponents using Pathfinder and the MRVN easter egg. At the time of writing, the post has over 8,000 upvotes and nearly 200 comments.

Where most players just saw a simple easter egg, Kam1yo saw an unmissable opportunity. He decided to play as Pathfinder and replace the MRVN easter egg with himself to see if his opponents noticed.

The simple trick was incredibly effective with countless opponents running past him, with some even stopping to take a look at what they thought was the MRVN easter egg.

At one point, he even opted to punch an enemy before once again resuming his position as the MRVN robot. The opposing Mirage was left completely clueless, unaware of what had occurred.

THIS is how you BAMBOOZLE your enemies. Just pretend to be a MARVN! 😀 from r/apexlegends

It’s fair to say the clever trick was an overwhelming success and had numerous Apex players completely confused. However, this is perhaps something that players will now be wiser to since its discovery and the popularity of the Reddit post. Countless players will now be taking the opportunity to pretend to be MVRN.

Now, though, it seems as if your best bet is to take out the robot whenever you enter the room from now on. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.