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Apex Legends player creatively uses Mirage's finisher to win game

by Brad Norton
Respawn Entertainment - Apex Legends

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In one of the most creative Apex Legends finishes to date, this Mirage player completely bamboozled their opponent to get the victory.

Mirage is a Legend known for his amusing and distracting antics. From sending out holograms to going invisible, the creative character is all about utilizing visual trickery to gain the upper hand in combat. 

While many experienced players recently highlighted how Mirage is the Legend most desperately in need of a buff, there’s no denying that his abilities can often mislead even the most seasoned veterans in amusing ways.

Respawn Entertainment - Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment - Apex Legends
The whimsical Mirage takes every opportunity to mock his opposition.

Demonstrated throughout a December 1 matchup, Reddit user ‘iluvmonkeys581’ hilariously showcased how it’s not just Mirage’s abilities than can lead opponents astray, but also his finishing animations.

After racking up eight eliminations, two squads remained and the daring player figured that the timing was perfect for a melee finisher. Having downed a nearby Gibraltar, they went in to seal the deal.

Activating the Mirage animation wherein, a hologram spawned to confuse the downed opponent, a nearby enemy also happened to be caught in the confusion.

Focusing their fire on the wrong target, the final remaining player ultimately threw an easy elimination out the window and cost themselves the entire match in embarrassing fashion. 

Referred to as the ‘Pound It, Bro’ finisher, this amusing animation hones in on one version of Mirage before a second figure blindsides the downed opponent. The hologram then bumps fists with real-world Mirage before fizzling out. 

Firing at the illusionary version of the character, the final remaining player was caught completely by surprise and subsequently left themselves exposed to a hail of bullets from the authentic Mirage.

“I've seen so many people get bamboozled by that finisher,” Reddit user BoauNerr responded. “I know what my next legendary purchase with crafting materials is gonna be.”

Undeniably one of the most amusing conclusions to an Apex Legends match, there’s arguably no more embarrassing way to lose than to unload an entire clip into the wrong target.

Despite the evident power of his hilarious animations, Mirage remains one of the least-picked characters in the popular battle royale title. Could he be the next Legend in line for a major overhaul?