This change to Apex Legends Ultimates could make battles less confusing - Dexerto
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This change to Apex Legends Ultimates could make battles less confusing

Published: 19/Feb/2019 19:14 Updated: 19/Feb/2019 19:53

by Alan Bernal

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Firefights in Apex Legends can have incredibly fast-paced action that can make friendly Ultimates difficult to communicate, and one quick fix to the game could clear up the battlefield in an instant.

Respawn Entertainment learned from past battle royales and implemented an impressive array of methods to quickly send info to teammates without a mic, but friendly Ultimates are still catching some people unawares.

In a Reddit post, Xatik suggested to simply make friendly Ultimate indicators a different color in order for teammates to effectively distinguish which ones can be pushed through and which ones to avoid.

[Idea] Friendly ultimates should have different colour. from r/apexlegends

Bangalore’s Rolling Thunder was used as an example to show how a quick change of color can have a big difference when a missile indicator flashes over the monitor.

Even though some friendly Ultimates still has an effect of teammates, such as slows or stuns, the change would cut out the need to clarify who’s ult was just thrown down in the middle of an engagement.

Respawn EntertainmentMost Legends have insane Ults, and a simple color changes would go a long way to clearing up communication.

Further, coordinated attacks would be more effective if a teammate didn’t have to hesitate and wonder if they were about to push through a friendly Ultimate or a damaging enemy Ultimate.

Other users suggested applying the idea to the game’s more hectic abilities such as Caustic’s Nox Gas Grenades. A simple change of color to the gas, either slightly lighter or slightly darker, would vastly improve situational awareness during a fight.

Respawn Entertainment has struck gold so far with Apex Legends to the point where fine-tuning small aspects like these would go a long way to retaining appeal.

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Apex Legends player turns pretending to be an MRVN into a 1000 IQ play

Published: 23/Jan/2021 1:46

by Bill Cooney

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One Apex Legends player’s role-playing adventure as one of MRVN NPC’s found on the map actually worked out quite well for them and could be a sneaky strategy to watch out for going forward.

Look, sometimes MVRN’s aren’t even worth your time to loot. They don’t really drop a lot unless you can attach one of their arms. However, that makes them prime bait material — because who knew Pathfinder could become Mirage?

Reddit user ‘waratic’ has showed off the ingenious decoy mechanic using the MVRNs scattered around the map to pull a fast one on an opponent, and all it took was a clever name and choosing Pathfinder as their legend.

Pathfinder flying across screen with grapple hook.
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Pathfinder is technically an MVRN, but with a lot more personality.

In the clip, the player, named “I’m MVRN” stands completely still with Pathfinder as enemies battle it out around them, and somehow none of the other players seem to suspect a thing.

Inside the final circle, most players amazingly don’t even give the imposter a second look. There is one Bloodhound who’s so close to getting it, and starts shooting them, but doesn’t do enough to finish them off. Apparently, they were satisfied that the lack of any reaction made what they were shooting an NPC.

The battle unfolds around the disguised player for over a minute until they finally decide to spring their trap at the perfect moment. With just one other squad left, they break character and go to eliminate the enemy Bangalore getting up her teammate, sealing the victory in one of the most hilarious and ridiculous ways we’ve seen lately.

I pretend to be a MRVN and can’t believe this happened lmao from apexlegends

Thankfully, it’s easy to tell whether or not it’s an actual MVRN or just a sneaky player trying to pull a fast one. First off, upon closer inspection Path is much more streamlined and rounded compared to the NPC versions, who will also have a green, glowing light on their face.

Non-player MVRN’s will also just be called “MVRN” on their nametag, nothing else, and react to you when you find them, some are also lootable as well. If you just see a suspicious-looking robot standing completely still in the corner of a room, go ahead and light it up, just to be safe.

You certainly don’t want to be the one caught by this strategy, which is apparently effective enough to score wins all on its own. So, take an extra second and make sure any MVRN actually isn’t a player in disguise, and you should be safe from an embarrassing elimination like this.