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First look at secret bunkers found in Apex Legends under Kings Canyon

Published: 24/May/2020 12:00

by Daniel Cleary


Apex Legends players have uncovered an early look at some of the underground bunkers that were added to Kings Canyon in Season 5.

Spoiler Warning: If you don’t want to have the story of the Season 5 Quest spoiled, you may want to avoid reading on. While the entire Quest isn’t leaked, it may ruin some of your excitement about what’s to come.

The launch of Season 5: Fortune’s Favor introduced a brand new PVE Quest into Apex Legends, where players will need to find nine pieces of a mysterious artifact to uncover more about the Broken Ghost.

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Many map changes were made in Season 5, including the addition of some secret bunkers in Apex Legends.

Along with these new missions, there have also been numerous underground bunkers added into Kings Canyon following the Season 5 update, which could potentially play a crucial part in this Season’s Quest.

While only one of the bunkers is currently accessible to players, which can be found near the cliffs of the underwater Skulltown, the rest have remained locked with seemingly no way to gain access.

However, some Apex Legends players have now managed to get an early look at what awaits inside some of the bunkers, by using Crypto’s drone to glitch through the new hatches which have been scattered at different POI across the map.

Here’s what the Loot Bunker underneath Slum Lakes looks like. It’s pretty big. from r/apexlegends

One player u/xKnightress was among the first to get inside the Slum Lakes hatch, and they took the time remaining on the drone to have a quick look around the tunnels below.

The underground bunker was much bigger than expected, and there was one room in particular that piqued the interest of many.

There appears to be some sort of chamber towards the back of the bunker, with some suggesting that it may be where players will need to bring the Quest’s artifact once it has been completed.

Apex data miner Biast12 revealed another loot bunker and claimed that while this portion of the underground tunnels had not been made available yet, it was not likely to be used in the Season Quest.

It still remains unclear when exactly these bunkers will be accessible in Season 5, although many Apex players. particularly Caustic mains, are eager for them to open.

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Mirage is getting some “scary” buffs in Apex Legends Season 7 update

Published: 22/Oct/2020 7:24 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 9:13

by Isaac McIntyre


Mirage will be getting even more Apex Legends buffs when the Season 7 update finally rolls around, Respawn has confirmed, after the Holographic Trickster’s rework in Season 5 didn’t work as well as the devs were hoping.

The Holographic Trickster has had a rough ride of it since debuting in Apex Legends all the way back in the battle royale’s surprise launch.

The main issue Mirage has faced is his “gotcha!” tactics only work on those who are not prepared. Once Apex Legends players became used to the trickster’s fake holograms he took a steep dip in overall win rate. His play rates soon followed too.

Respawn tried to help, shipping a rework in Season 5, but he still floundered.

The issue has gotten so bad for Mirage that the developers are taking another look at the way his ultimate works, just two seasons after patch 5.0 shipped live. Luckily, they think they have a way of pumping some power into his ability kit.

Mirage decoy Apex Legends
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Mirage’s decoys have fallen off in impact since Apex Legends’ launch last year.

Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein was questioned on Mirage buffs ⁠— which Respawn has been teasing for a long while now ⁠— and confirmed they were indeed “on their way” in patch 7.0.0.

The Respawn developer said he didn’t want to “spoil stuff,” including the Mirage changes, but did touch on some of the testing they’d done for the Apex Legends trickster. These included new buffs for his ultimate, ‘Life of the Party.’

One fan suggested Mirage’s ult could “fire blanks,” but Klein shot down that idea straight away. “Decoys firing blanks is a nuclear option,” the Respawn designer said.

“I have no doubt it would be effective, and powerful. The amount of damage it would do to combat readability and just sheer confusion, scares me. I’m trying something different for 7.0 ⁠— [still scary], but not as bad as decoys firing blanks.”

Mirage will be getting more "fun" Apex Legends stories in Season 6.
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Respawn is hoping the new Mirage ultimate buff will shoot him into the Season 7 meta.

These Mirage changes won’t be included in this week’s Halloween update, unfortunately. Instead, they will be added to the battle royale when patch 7.0 ships live in November.

Good news though ⁠— the Season 7 update is actually coming a week sooner than Apex Legends fans were expecting. Respawn appears to have moved the release forward a week, up to November 4, and cut the Season 6 Battle Pass short.

That means it’s only a 14 day wait, from time of publication of course, until Mirage mains will get their hands on the “scary” new buffs for Apex Legends’ trickster.