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Apex Legends sequence perfectly shows why Mirage’s Ultimate needs a buff

Published: 22/Mar/2019 2:43 Updated: 22/Mar/2019 2:50

by Albert Petrosyan

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Mirage’s Ultimate Ability often comes under criticism among most Apex Legends players, and a recent post on Reddit offers a perfect example for why it needs a boost. 

Mirage is a Legend who’s set of abilities is based on deception and misdirection. His Ultimate Ability, called Vanishing Act, causes the Legend to spawn four decoys around him while the actual character himself goes invisible.

At first, this may seem like a powerful ability, but most players have realized that its pretty useless. 

Since the Mirage becomes invisible when using his Ult, all of the decoy Mirages on the screen are non-threats, so players can simply ignore them and just wait for the real Legend to show himself. 

A good example of this can be seen in Reddit user Pilavboy’s clip below, which really shows why the Mirage’s Ult is simply not a viable option against good players. 

The clip above shows a situation very close to the end of the match when the player was chasing the last remaining opponent, who was playing as the Mirage.

Despite seeing the enemy uses his Ultimate Ability, the player completely ignores the decoys and continues to chase the Mirage, eventually catching up to him and kicking him to death, despite the fact that he was still invisible.

The sequence perfectly demonstrates that neither the decoys nor the invisibility aspect of the Ult did anything to protect the Mirage from his eventual death.

The chuckle that the player lets out after getting the game-winning kill pretty much sums it up for any player faced with Mirage’s Ult. 

While Mirage’s Tactical and Passive Abilities are decent, its Ultimate Ability has received a lot of criticism for being too weak.

While there’s no doubting the weakness of Mirage’s Ult, the larger question remains about how it can be appropriately buffed to the point where it can rival the powerful abilities of the more popular Legends. 

One Reddit user has proposed a creative idea which would remove the invisibility aspect of the Ult, forcing enemies to have to figure out which of the five Mirages was the real one.

Another concept suggests that decoys be spawned not only for the Mirage, but also his teammates, making that aspect of the Ult also a lot more powerful. 

Either way, Respawn can’t ignore this kind of widespread feedback for too much longer, and it seems that they’ll have to boost up Mirage sooner rather than later. 

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Smart Apex Legends trick gives Horizon OP movement speed

Published: 17/Nov/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got an interesting use for Horizon’s Gravity Lift tactical ability that could help her become a pain to deal with in tight spaces.

After all the rumors and speculation about Valk, Horizon joined the Apex Legends party with the start of Season 7, giving players the chance to tweak their playstyle thanks to her abilities. 

Her ultimate, the Black Hole is the star of the show as it gives Horizon and her teammates the chance to suck enemies towards them with a mini black hole, resulting in free damage and kills as the enemies struggle to crawl away from it. 

As for Horizon’s tactical, the Gravity Lift, it might bear a resemblance to Octane’s launch pad – given that you can use it to jump to higher spots. However, it might be more powerful if you need to outplay an enemy while in a tight space.

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Season 7 also introduced Horizon to the roster of Legends in the game.

As Reddit user loseryeet shows, instead of using the Gravity Lift to propel yourself to another spot, it’s actually better to use the air strafe speed boost that you get from it to outplay an opponent. 

If you toss the Gravity Lift down under, say one of the floating homes at Estates or Gardens, you can simply use the floor above you to control your movement instead of blasting off into the sky. 

It might be a quite situational tip, given that you’d need to be in a part of the map where your head can pretty much hit a roof of a floor, but the speed boost you get – as seen in loseryeet’s video – is pretty great and can leave your opponents bamboozled. 

Quite niche, but trap yourself under a building with horizons tactical for insane strafe speeds from apexuniversity

As situational as it is, you will still need to have some solid movement skills in your back pocket, otherwise, you’ll go flying off to one side and give your enemy a chance to win the gunfight. 

If you manage to master the situational tip, you’ll definitely get a leg up on some foes, plus, you’ll be able to look out for it if someone tries to use it against you.