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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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Apex Legends Season 7: New Olympus map and new Legend Horizon

Published: 26/Oct/2020 15:45 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 16:50

by Tanner Pierce

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After debuting the newest Stories from the Outlands short on October 26, Respawn Entertainment has officially revealed Apex Season 7, with the confirmation of a new map, Olympus, and Horizon as the new Legend. 

At long last, Apex Legends is finally getting a brand new map. After being theorized and rumored for months now, Respawn has finally confirmed that fans will be able to drop into Olympus when Season 7 launches.

In addition to the new map, fans will of course be able to utilize a new Legend named Horizon, which at this point everyone expected. There’s been no official confirmation as to what Horizon’s abilities will be, however.

New Map: Olympus

Unfortunately, details about Olympus are sparse right now. The description for the new map reads: “Ascend to a beautiful, lush city in the clouds. Just watch your step — it’s a long way down to the planet below.”

In addition, we also have one small look at the map itself in the form of an image released on the Apex Legends website. It’s a bit hard to make out but fans can clearly see two large tower-like structures, along with an egg-shaped building in the background.

New Legend: Horizon

We’ve expected Horizon for some time since she was teased in Firing Range but now she’s been officially confirmed for Season 7.

The new Stories from The Outlands video reveals her backstory, although it does little to show off how she’ll actually play.

As previously mentioned, there’s been no official confirmation about her abilities, however, her description states that she uses “her newfound mastery of gravity”, which lines up perfectly with the previous leaks for the character, which revealed that uses black holes and gravity lifts to fight other Legends.

New travel mechanic: The Trident

Respawn also revealed something called The Trident and hinted that it was a different way to travel through the new Olympus map but didn’t provide any other details.

Could this be a new fast-travel mechanic or simply a new vehicle allowing players to get around faster? We’ll just have to wait and see. The developer’s official description reads: “Olympus is a big place. Cover ground faster with the Trident. Plenty of room for the whole squad!”

Trident Vehicle in Apex Legends
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First glimpse of the Trident in Apex Legends Season 7.

Season 7 Ranked

Respawn also shared some details about the game’s ranked play for Season 7, including the confirmation that because Olympus will be added to the game, the King’s Canyon map will be removed for now.

While the developer said that there wouldn’t be any major changes for the new season, they have been testing crossplay in Season 6 with a beta period, and will judge the impact of that after the fact.

Clubs

The devs are finally introducing the previously leaked Clubs feature too. There are no exact details on how this feature will work just yet. The description reads: “Find like-minded players, build a community, and Rise Together.

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Clubs are finally coming to Apex Legends.

If previous leaks are to be presumed, then this will work similarly to a clan or guild. You’ll be able to bring together other players in order to more easily find people of similar play-styles, although this has yet to be confirmed.

Apex Legends Season 7 is set to launch on November 4, 2020, which is a week earlier than originally expected.