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Crypto can perfectly counter Mirage’s decoys in Apex Legends

Published: 4/Aug/2020 13:41 Updated: 4/Aug/2020 14:44

by Jacob Hale


Mirage decoys can be extremely frustrating to play against in Apex Legends, especially as the circle grows smaller — but Crypto players might be the perfect counter to him.

Mirage’s ultimate ability, Life of the Party, sees him deploy a team of controllable decoys to distract enemies, and it can be an absolute nightmare to come up against.

Of course, there are different ways to counter Mirage and his team of decoys. For example, Bloodhound mains can use their scanner to pinpoint the real Mirage among his clones, but if you’re not comfortable using Bloodhound this isn’t particularly helpful to you.

Mirage decoy Apex Legends
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Mirage’s decoys can often leave enemies very confused in the heat of battle.

If you or a teammate likes to play as Crypto, you’ll also have a perfect counter to Mirage’s Life of the Party ultimate, with his drone able to identify the real one immediately.

Obviously, it requires some forward-thinking, and especially if you’re using it late in the game you’ll want to make sure you have suitable cover, but the reward is instantaneous.

Similar to how Bloodhound’s scanner leaves a diamond on the real Mirage, Crypto’s drone lights the real one up and also leaves a diamond shape on them so you or a teammate can capitalize on them thinking they’re concealed.

You can see how it works in this clip from AsymmetricSquid, who effectively used the trick to help his team become champions of the Apex Games.

Crypto’s drone doesn’t count Mirage decoys as enemies, you can use the drone to determine which Mirage is the real one. from r/apexuniversity

As mentioned, this is pretty situational, and you’ll have to make sure the opportunity and availability is there — but if it works and you can get your drone out, you’ve as good as guaranteed yourself the kill barring a huge mistake.

As shown above, this could be the difference between a win or a loss, so if you find yourself facing off against a Mirage towards the end of the game, you’ll want to make sure yourself or your Crypto teammate is already planning to use his drone.

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Classic Apex Legends care package bug is plaguing games on Olympus

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:19

by Joe Craven


A classic Apex Legends care package bug has resurfaced in the ongoing Season 7, meaning it has now plagued every single one of the game’s maps – first Kings Canyon, then World’s Edge and now Olympus. 

A game as big and variable as Apex Legends was bound to be plagued by bugs from time to time, but players have grown increasingly frustrated with Respawn as more and more bugs not only affect gameplay, but return in multiple different seasons.

That is the case with this particular care package issue, which has previously surfaced on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge. Unfortunately, it has now made a return in Season 7 and Olympus, despite efforts from Respawn to patch it in the past.

Apex Legends Lifeline Cosplay
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Lifeline might be a support legend, but her care packages can get teams out of tricky spots.

The glitch revolves around a care package spawning in a location slightly off the map’s customary boundaries. For example, it might be slightly below, on a couple of the large pipes that help to prop up the Olympus environment.

Pursuing the care package, which often contains top-tier loot, results in an instant death, as one Redditor unluckily found out.

Joking that they got ‘bamboozled’ by a care package, they hopped down below to take advantage of the loot on offer, only to be killed rapidly when hitting the area of the map the care package had nestled itself in.


It doesn’t appear to be an isolated incident either, unfortunately. Another Reddit user shared a YouTube clip entitled ‘It’s a Trap!’

The video shows off an almost identical death, as the allure of top-tier weaponry is enough to provide the player with an instant and immensely frustrating death.

Respawn have not yet responded to the issue, but we expect to see small adjustments made to stop the issues from occurring. For the time being, though, avoid going for care packages that look like they’re in dangerous locations.

For a full list of the bugs Respawn are investigating, you can check out their dedicated Apex Legends Trello board.