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Frustrating Apex Legends bug is causing Mirage’s decoys to disappear

Published: 22/Apr/2020 11:41

by Daniel Cleary

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An unusual bug that causes Mirage’s decoys to disappear when dropping into the map has been leaving many Apex Legends players frustrated.

The Holographic Trickster has been a niche pick for players since the launch of Apex Legends and has struggled to remain in the meta over some of the other Legends, such as Pathfinder or Wraith.

Although it was revealed that Respawn has scheduled some major upgrades for Mirage, another bug has recently been found with the character that gives players even less of a chance to outplay their opponents.

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A bug with Mirage’s decoy abilities has been leaving Apex Legends players frustrated.

A glitch has been found which affects Mirage’s ‘Psyche Out’ tactical ability which can spawn clones of the character that can be used to confuse players in a gunfight.

The unique character’s kit has many uses for his clones and Mirage mains can also activate the decoys when dropping into the map, to potentially mask their landing spot against any nearby enemies.

However, players have found a frustrating bug that prevents Mirage’s decoys from spawning or simply vanishing while mid-air and have now called on Respawn to issue a fix.

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“I’ve had it happen multiple times now where I am unable to use decoys while dropping from the drop shi,.” u/KID_a26 explained, revealing that the clones would spawn late or sometimes not appear at all.

Many players responded in agreement, pointing out instances where it had also happened to them in-game and called for the feature to be more consistent.

Although the clones are unlikely to change the course of a game, it can allow players an extra few seconds in certain instances – particularly when dropping in – to prepare for a fight.

Mirage is due to receive some major buffs in a future patch, however, fans will have to wait a little longer to see what exactly the Apex Legends devs have planned for the Holographic Trickster.

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Apex Legends stand by ban after LuLuLuvely reports “innocent” player

Published: 22/Oct/2020 21:39

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment have said they stand by a ban ruling that caused controversy in the Apex Legends community, after NRG streamer ‘LuLuLuvely’ reported a player who protested their innocence on Reddit.

After a hacker mowed down a team of streamers including Lulu, the NRG content creator immediately filed a report to Respawn’s security team member Conor ‘Hideouts’ Ford to sort the situation.

According to LuLuLuvely, her claim included a clip that clearly shows the enemy Gibraltar blatantly hacking. However, the person playing Bloodhound alongside Gibby was also ousted.

The Bloodhound, who initially disputed the decision under their Reddit account ‘KongoBoom,’ slammed Respawn and Hideouts for how the process was carried out and reaffirmed their innocence. Their post was titled “Killing streamers got me banned.”

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The Bloodhound player in question claimed innocence, but Respawn’s investigation reaffirmed their ban.

“I’m season 6 / 3 predator with more than 30,000 kills you said I was cheating and in the video everything’s clear. The streamer gave my name mistakenly to the developer, in your email you said I was cheating without giving any proof,” they said.

This quickly set off the community. Accusations of a compromised system, favoritism to particular streamers, or lack of proper handling for bans were all brought up.

LuLu apologized to the player on Twitter, and said she would pass the thread along to get it attention. But, there was still anger about the supposed favoritism to address concerns of streamers, before regular players.

But after hours of community in-fighting and apparent “borderline death threats” toward LuLu, Respawn said they were standing by the decision.

“Regarding today’s Reddit thread from a banned Bloodhound (BH) player,” the studio wrote. “BH appeared to have multiple other banned accounts, BH has a history of attempting to evade bans, BH was partied with the cheating Gibraltar. We stand by the ban.”

Initially, KongoBoom expressed their frustration at the sequence of events. While the NRG streamer indicated that she had no intention of the Bloodhound being banned when making the report, the security team at Respawn have decided there was enough evidence to merit the verdict.

Following Respawn’s statement, LuLuLuvely said “Shame on those who sent borderline death threats to me because of a Reddit post from the guy claiming he was innocent.”

It should be noted that anyone can access the ‘Cheater Report’ Discord channel that’s handled by Hideouts, where people can directly submit clips and evidence of a hacker.

Uproar on this topic has devolved to speculation and accusations outside of Apex Legends and Respawn entirely, but the developers have now concluded this chapter of their long-standing battle against cheaters.