Apex Legends

Apex Legends players discover frustrating problem with Mirage event

by David Purcell

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Respawn Entertainment's addition of the Mirage event for the festive season was yet another way of refreshing Apex Legends, although some players aren't exactly happy with how it's been executed.

The Holo-Day Bash event started on December 13 and sparked a number of big changes in-game, including the arrival of holiday-themed skins, a Winter Express limited time mode and even a Town Takeover between Thermal Station and Lava Fissure.

However, while the bundle of new content has largely been met with a positive response, members of the game's online community have identified one problem that has put a bit of a dampener on the whole thing since it kicked off.

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EA
The Winter Express LTM has been a popular addition, but not everybody is happy with how the event had played out.

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As players will be well aware by now, audio issues are rife in battle royale games. Whether it be Apex, Fortnite Battle Royale or PUBG – each of the game's development teams have faced scrutiny about how footsteps sound in those titles.

Another audio issue, unfortunately for fans of the Apex Games, has been a major downside of the Mirage event.

According to a thread on the Apex Legends subreddit, players claim that the sound from the event's fireworks can be heard so loudly across the World's Edge map that they could be mistaken for footsteps. User mikegoblin wrote: "I can hear them halfway across the map sounding like little footsteps every few seconds. It's very distracting."

Respawn Entertainment.
Respawn Entertainment.
Some players have claimed they can hear the footstep-like sounds all over the World's Edge map.

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A number of other users chimed in on the debate, with some claiming that it's so far down the line that there's little chance of Respawn rolling out a fix to the audio, with it coming to a close on January 7. Clearly, though, not being able to distinguish which sounds are footsteps and fireworks is a major issue.

Whether that proves to be true or not remains to be seen, although it's worth noting that there's been no mention of it being resolved in a future update – according to information from the official Apex Legends Trello board.

It's been a wild ride for many players during this event – interacting with a brand new train, as well as kitting their characters out with festive outfits.

While there's not much time left before it comes to a close, fans will be hoping they get a chance to play during the event without fireworks being as loud as they are at the time of writing.