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Charge Rifle nerfed again in Apex Legends – October 25 patch notes

Published: 25/Oct/2019 18:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2019 18:45

by Bill Cooney

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The latest Apex Legends patch introduced along with a Double XP weekend includes more nerfs for the Charge Rifle, which has become one of the most powerful weapons in Season 3.

Respawn dropped a new patch for the Charge Rifle on October 25 that came along with a previously announced Double XP weekend for the game.

At the time of writing the patch and the Charge Rifle updates should be live, along with the Double XP weekend.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Charge Rifle has become one of the most loved/hated weapons in Season 3 (depending on which side of the weapon you’re on).

What are the changes to the Charge Rifle?

The biggest change to the weapon is that it can no longer equip extended energy magazines – so players will be stuck with the same clip size throughout the match.

The base magazine capacity has been increased to 12, which is the same as a common (gray) energy magazine provided before.

Along with getting fewer shots, the weapon will also see a reduced fire rate, and a Respawn dev on Reddit said the exact change would be “From 1.1 shots/sec to 0.95 shots/sec”.

Sniping with the Charge Rifle will also be more difficult after the update with increased damage falloff at longer ranges.

The full list of changes to the Charge Rifle are listed below:

  • Charge Rifle can no longer equip extended energy magazines
  • Base magazine capacity is now 12 (4 shots)
  • Fire rate reduced (increased time in between shots)
  • Damage falloff has been modified.
  • 90 dmg @ 150m decaying to 30 dmg @ 400m

It’s not the first time the weapon has been nerfed recently either, Respawn took aim at some of the same issues with it in an October 17 patch, which also changed magazine size and damage falloff.

Apex Legends Double XP Weekend

The Charge Rifle changes happen at the same time Apex’s latest Double XP weekend gets started on October 25.

Double XP will be rewarded to Account Level and Battle Pass progression for Top 5 placements and wins through 10 AM PST on Oct. 28.

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Apex Legends hidden message reveals Mirage is related to Titanfall 2 characters

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:53 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 19:41

by Julian Young

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A secret lore drop found on the Mirage Voyage – brought back by Respawn in the lead-up to Season 8 – has revealed a close connection between the Holographic Trickster and two characters from Titanfall 2.

In a surprise move on January 15, Respawn threw the original Apex Legends’ map – Kings Canyon – back into the rotation for the first time in Season 7. This version of Kings Canyon features the Mirage Voyage airship, hovering over the remains of Skulltown.

While pro players and content creators largely criticized Kings Canyon in Season 6 – leading to its absence from the rotation in Season 7 – the announcement was met with support from the community, including praise for bringing the Mirage Voyage to Kings Canyon for the first time.

The airship is not the only new addition in Kings Canyon. A hidden voice message on a phone revealed a connection between the game’s loveable jokester Mirage and two characters from Respawn’s previous franchise: Titanfall 2.

Titanfall 2 6-4 Droz Davis Selfie
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A hidden voice message has revealed that Mirage is the nephew of two Titanfall 2 characters: Davis and Droz.

The message from Evelyn Witt – Mirage’s mother – begins with an imitation of Kuben Blisk (another Titanfall 2 character with ties to Apex Legends), then switches to a more personal tone. Evelyn covers a range of topics, including her on-going struggle with what appears to be dementia.

Halfway through the message, she drops a bombshell when mentioning her brother Droz, and another individual, Davis. Titanfall 2 fans will already be familiar with those characters: both were members of ‘The 6-4’ mercenary group and helped Jack Cooper defeat Titanfall 2’s antagonists, the IMC.

While it appears Evelyn is related to both of the soldiers, some fans are speculating that she is only related to Droz by blood, and Davis is more of a “brother in arms.” Regardless of the exact connection, it seems both Titanfall 2 characters had a close relationship with Evelyn and her son.

Mirage’s mother also says that the two would “always make me laugh, like Elliot.” Fans of Droz and Davis will certainly remember their funny banter during Titanfall 2’s mission ‘The Ark’, and it appears the two mercs passed their sense of humor down to Mirage.

Some Apex Legends players have already gone back and found other connections between the pair and Mirage. In a short clip posted to Reddit by ‘u/R0NiR’, Davis and Droz can be seen taking a selfie during a Titanfall 2 scene, something Mirage fans will be very familiar with seeing.

Mirage’s Uncles Droz and Davis ! They are from Titanfall 2 ! Now We Know Where His Sense Of Humor Comes From 😀 from apexlegends

This is far from the first tangible connection between Apex Legends and Titanfall 2, which share the same in-game universe. Previous hints from Respawn include a Jack Cooper crossover, Bloodhound concept art, and appearances from Titanfall 2 characters like the simulacrum Ash.

Respawn has previously shut down rumors regarding the development of a Titanfall 3, to the disappointment of many fans. Despite no confirmed plans for a new Titanfall installment, the Apex Legends developer continues to tease fans with new tie-ins between the two franchises.