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How to use Mirage’s ultimate correctly in Apex Legends

Published: 22/Sep/2019 13:15 Updated: 22/Sep/2019 13:32

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have seemingly been using Mirage’s Vanishing Act ultimate incorrectly, with one Redditor showing how it should be used to gain wins, not backtracking to heal up.

Ever since the game released back in February, Apex Legends players have been finding new and genius ways to use items and abilities in-game. Be it Pathfinder’s grapple, or hiding with Caustic, there is a different use for nearly everything that is currently in use around Kings Canyon.

The newest, however, comes in the form – or several forms – of Mirage’s bamboozling ultimate which which many players use a defensive Ultimate, using it to escape from a gunfight unseen in order to heal up behind cover.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends players using Mirage is a regular sight around Kings Canyon.

In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user red_dollar pointed out that while some players don’t seem to be fans of the legend’s Vanishing Act ultimate, suggesting it could be underpowered, there are ways to make it incredibly effective.

Instead of explaining why, though, the Redditor opted to show why they are such a big fan with a very satisfying compilation.

With a number of game-winning highlights, red_dollar uses the ultimate to force players back and flank them instead of how many players currently use it to retreat. Instead of Mirage going on the back foot, opposing players are left with no sight of the player, who is able to sneak up undetected for a free kill.

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Other Mirage users chimed in, agreeing with the Redditor’s stance of using Vanishing Act to go on the offensive.

“I main Mirage and I find that the people who don’t like the ult are using it wrong,” added one user. “You have to use it how you are, offensively, rather than an escape.”

Another user noted that many players end up being frustrated by the ultimate because they run away and are eliminated by stray bullets.

They compared it to Wraith’s tactical ability, where players who use it as a “repositioning tactic and not an escape do well.”

Other Mirage mains may want to consider changing up their play style to suit the ultimate’s proper use, or even consider learning to use a different hero altogether that might just prove beneficial.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.