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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.

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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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Apex Legends is adding a no-guns LTM in Season 7: Olympus Preview

Published: 30/Oct/2020 18:52 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 21:23

by Tanner Pierce


If you saw the new Apex Legends map called Olympus and thought to yourself “I’d like to explore that without having to deal with annoying enemies”, then Respawn Entertainment has the perfect solution: a no-weapon LTM called Olympus Preview.

With the start of Season 7, Respawn Entertainment is adding a brand new map to Apex Legends called Olympus. After being rumored for quite a while now, the developers finally confirmed the news during the Season 7 trailer, and gave fans an even deeper dive into the map during the gameplay reveal.

While that’s all well and good, being forced to jump into a map that you don’t know and immediately fight other players trying to experience the same thing is always a bit annoying in battle royale games. Luckily, the developers seem to have a solution, and it’s a cool concept.

New Olympus Preview LTM

With the start of Season 7, Respawn will be including a new limited-time mode called Olympus Preview, which will allow players to explore and experience everything the new map has to offer without having to deal with other opponents that immediately try to kill you.

The new 30-player mode will give fans an opportunity to jump into the map and test it out to their heart’s content. They’ll even be able to test the circles.

When a new map gets added to a battle royale game, not just Apex Legends, a lot of players just want a few matches to explore and experience it before having to fight others, so this helps solve that problem.

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Soon players will be able to jump into the new Apex map thanks to a weapon-free mode called Olympus Preview.

It also helps fans familiarize themselves with it so that they aren’t jumping in completely blind. The first Ranked split will be on Olympus too, so if you’re a competitive player, this new LTM comes highly recommended.

It’ll be interesting to see Apex continues this trend as time goes on. Obviously, that would require them to keep adding new maps but, nevertheless, it’s a fun concept to say the least.