Apex Legends

Fascinating Apex Legends feature could hint at upcoming Mirage changes

by Brad Norton
Respawn Entertainment

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Apex Legends players have been spotting a new feature involving Mirage’s Ultimate ability that could potentially hint at a future change for the character.

While Mirage is able to trick his opponents and sneak his way towards a victory, the legend's Ultimate often leaves a lot to be desired.

A survey of the Apex Legends player base back in November 2019, indicated that Mirage is the character most in need of a significant buff, with 91% of the community calling for an update to his kit. That update could be well and truly on the way as a recent feature might be teasing a new change in the pipeline.  

DUMMIEs in Apex Legends
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The new limited time DUMMIEs big day mode closes out the The Grand Soiree event.

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As it currently stands, Mirage’s Ultimate turns him invisible and spawns in six individual holograms that remain entirely immobile. Best used for flanking while untraceable, the decoys are often just a small bonus upon activating the ability as enemies are usually smart enough to spot them out.

A recent feature throughout the limited time DUMMIE’s Big Day event has been changing their significance however as decoys have started to evolve. Highlighted throughout a January 27 Reddit post from ‘BootstrapBoon,’ holograms have started to mimic every movement of the player after being called in.

Activating his ultimate before reviving a fallen teammate, the player was shocked as six translucent figures mirrored his movement and then crouched down on the floor as if reviving companions of their own. 

“Oh my god they’re all reviving," he said while the holograms got to work. "How sick is that?”

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“Maybe they are testing something for Mirage,” Reddit user ‘crazyrat1990’ pondered while sharing a clip of their own that tracked the identical movement of each decoy.

Part of the Grand Soirée event, the new limited-time mode replaces all Legends with test dummies that come boasting their own unique abilities. One ability spawns in a number of decoys similar to Mirage, leading the community to question whether we could see a similar mirroring effect coming soon to his Ultimate.

“That’s all that Mirage needs not gonna lie. Decoys being proactive,” Reddit user ‘Moreinius’ chimed in. While there’s no telling if this is indeed a first look at a potential change to the Legend, it certainly appears as though the community is rallying behind such an adjustment.

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With Season 4 of Apex Legends right around the corner, there’s a good chance that a sweeping set of balance updates could bring about change for a number of characters.

Perhaps Mirage’s Ultimate might be at the top of the list of changes come February 4 once the Season 4 patch is implemented.