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Clever Apex Legends character concept would be perfect counter to Mirage

Published: 4/May/2020 11:09

by Andy Williams

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A savvy Apex Legends player has created the perfect character to rival Kings Canyon’s native Holographic Trickster – but would they be overpowered?

Mirage is Apex Legends very own Holographic Trickster. Armed with a set of abilities designed to get you out of tight situations, the crafty character currently stands head and shoulders above the rest in terms of his knack to deceive an opponent.

Having the ability to manipulate what the enemy sees (or doesn’t see in Mirage’s case) is an incredibly powerful tool if used correctly. But one player’s Legend concept is designed to manipulate another sense — hearing.

Mirage fist bumping decoy in Apex Legends.
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Mirage’s decoys often bamboozle their enemies, but a new trickster could be in town.

Aptly named ‘Echo,’ deviousshadow’s Legend concept comes complete with a simulacrum-esque character model that has a small resemblance to Overwatch’s latest Hero, Echo.

And while aesthetics isn’t everything, the character looks just as deviant and sneaky as their abilities.

  • Passive: Who’s there? You and nearby squad members (30ft) will not appear on enemy scans or trigger enemy traps.
  • Tactical: What’s that sound? Deploys a speaker that randomly replicates the sound of footsteps and gunfire at various volumes.
  • Ultimate: Death Box here! Three charge use. Deploy three randomly colored Death Boxes that detonate on interaction.
Character concept for Apex Legends.
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Could Echo be the perfect rival to Mirage?

Starting with the Passive Ability, this is arguably the most beneficial part of Echo’s utility. Having the ability to fly under the radar would be the perfect way to tackle those pesky campers who set up shop for the endgame circle.

While on paper it might seem overpowered, in practice it would definitely mitigate the amount of times you enter a building which is littered in Wattson’s fences and Caustic’s traps.

Echo’s Tactical is perfect to escape tight situations, where giving the enemy an audio cue on your position could be the difference between life and death.

And to round-off the Legend, their Ultimate would be the perfect bamboozle. Imagine being able to lure in an enemy squad at the promise of high-tier loot, only for them to be met by a flurry of explosions which would make it easy to swoop in and get the squad-wipe.

While Echo could quite well be the perfect Legend to counter campers, they would also give Mirage a run for his money as the number one trickster in the Apex Games.

Although, considering the damage that Echo and co. could cause from their Passive alone, the character might well be overpowered, given the endgame meta of holding down a building like its a fortress.

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Apex Legends leaks reveal Pathfinder Town Takeover coming in Season 7

Published: 28/Oct/2020 3:21 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 5:55

by Isaac McIntyre

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Pathfinder will be the next Apex Legends character to get a Town Takeover, and the first to have their own personalized POI on new map Olympus, according to playtester images that have leaked ahead of the Season 7 update.

Town Takeovers are one of the most exciting events in Apex Legends. Not only do they bring new lore and backstories for their focal legend, but they also add special points of interest to the battle royale map as well, branded in unique ways.

Octane, Wraith, and Crypto have already enjoyed Town Takeovers on Kings Canyon, while Apex Legends’ second map, World’s Edge, hosted Mirage and Bloodhound events over the past few seasons. Now it looks like it’s finally Pathfinders turn.

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Pathfinder looks set to become the first Apex Legends character with a Town Takeover on Olympus.

According to leaked playtester images shared by dataminer Biast12, the loveable robot will be getting a huge POI when Apex Legends shifts to new map Olympus in Season 7. 

The new Pathfinder point of interest will be a massive boxing arena.

In the leaked POI image, which is slightly blurry and back-and-white, Pathfinder can be seen wearing his heirloom gloves, and posing on a poster emblazoned with his name. The circle building behind it certainly looks like a sports stadium too.

Biast12 also said the leaked image only shows “part of [the whole] Pathfinder’s Town Takeover.” There is also allegedly a stadium “on the other side of the wall.”

Considering it’s just a single image that’s leaked so far, it’s tough to get a good picture of what the Town Takeover may actually look like. Biast12 did tease it could have “a bunch of zip lines everywhere” after replying to one fan’s comment.

When will Pathfinder’s Town Takeover start?

The Pathfinder Town Takeover will be in Season 7, and appears to be hosted on Olympus. Beyond that, however, a possible start date for the event is a little hazy.

The Mirage Voyage point of interest is the closest Town Takeover date-wise that we have to go off. It was released on Dec. 12, 2019, two months into Season 3. If Respawn sticks to the same formula, we could see Pathfinder’s arena at a similar time of year.

In fact, it could basically be bang on the same week. Season 7 arrives on Nov. 4 ⁠— yes, it’s still set for then, despite a little update scare this week ⁠— and eight weeks after that lands on Tuesday, December 8. That’s about as close as you can get!

Town Takeover teasers usually start earlier too. We may start to see Pathfinder teasers for the arena in mid-November, once we’ve settled into life on Olympus.

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Respawn Entertainment
Pathfinder fans will be loving Apex Legends Season 7, from the sounds of it.

For now, we’ll just have to wait for official confirmation from Respawn about the exciting new takeover. The developers have never commented on Town Takeover leaks before, so the first time we see anything new could be in-game on Dec. 8.

Whether they comment or not, however, it looks like there’s a lot of exciting new content on the way at the start of next month. Season 7 will finally arrive, along with a new Legend, a brand-new map, vehicles, clubs, and more.