Ex-Overwatch pro Seagull "triggered" by Apex Legends' broken muzzle flash - Dexerto
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Ex-Overwatch pro Seagull “triggered” by Apex Legends’ broken muzzle flash

Published: 12/Jul/2019 0:57 Updated: 12/Jul/2019 1:10

by Alan Bernal

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Former Overwatch pro and Twitch streamer Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned was dumbfounded after a gunfight in Apex Legends went completely wrong because of a absurd feature of the game.

Even though Apex Legends has been back on the rise with the launch of Season 2, there are still parts of the game that a lot of players think need a bit more polishing to get rid of all major annoyances

Players have been finding strange bugs throughout the battle royale that do everything from making Wraith damn near unkillable to abruptly switching characters after the Legend select screen.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends’ problematic muzzle flash perplexed Seagull during his match.

In a June 10 stream, Seagull was in a dire straight in The Cage when he jumped down from a higher level to help a fallen teammate, intercepting the efforts of an enemy Pathfinder to finish off the downed player. 

While it looked like it was an easy 1v1 for Seagull to take with his fully-equipped Devotion, it didn’t turn out so well for the streamer.

“I can’t see him, I can’t see him! That’s so dumb,” Seagull said. “He just two-tapped my teammate. I literally couldn’t see him… I have to show you guys why it triggers me so much hard in slow-mo. You literally can’t even see anyone. I hate muzzle flash so much in this game.

Bewildered by what just happened he slowed down the replay of the stream to demonstrate to his viewers how the Pathfinder seamingly disappeared under all of the game’s overlays: “There’s so much clutter, it’s worse than Overwatch’s clutter. At least Overwatch’s clutter only appears when everyone is hitting Q, this game it just happens when I aim at people. I get so triggered by it.”

Seagull TwitchSeagull paused at this screen asking his stream to find the Pathfinder under the screen’s “clutter.”

Seagull’s “pro-tips” for countering Apex Legends muzzle flash

The former pro said that there were a few ways he sees to effectively counter the persistent muzzle flash since “it’s actually impossible to see someone” through it.

One recommendation he had is to submit to the inaccuracies of hipfire, since it moves the ADS muzzle flash away from the center of the screen.

But for a different approach, he thinks tap-firing might be another way to prevent being bombarded by the flash of your own weapon being fired.

Since Respawn took away the ability to remove the muzzle flash via configuration files, players would definitely appreciate an update that lessens the effect on their screens.

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Apex Legends hidden message reveals Mirage is related to Titanfall 2 characters

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:53

by Julian Young

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A secret lore drop found on the Mirage Voyage – brought back by Respawn in the lead-up to Season 8 – has revealed a close connection between the Holographic Trickster and two characters from Titanfall 2.

In a surprise move on January 15, Respawn threw the original Apex Legends’ map – Kings Canyon – back into the rotation for the first time in Season 7. This version of Kings Canyon features the Mirage Voyage airship, hovering over the remains of Skulltown.

While pro players and content creators largely criticized Kings Canyon in Season 6 – leading to its absence from the rotation in Season 7 – the announcement was met with support from the community, including praise for bringing the Mirage Voyage to Kings Canyon for the first time.

The airship is not the only new addition in Kings Canyon. A hidden voice message on a phone revealed a connection between the game’s loveable jokester Mirage and two characters from Respawn’s previous franchise: Titanfall 2.

Titanfall 2 6-4 Droz Davis Selfie
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A hidden voice message has revealed that Mirage is the nephew of two Titanfall 2 characters: Davis and Droz.

The message from Evelyn Witt – Mirage’s mother – begins with an imitation of Kuben Blisk (another Titanfall 2 character with ties to Apex Legends), then switches to a more personal tone. Evelyn covers a range of topics, including her on-going struggle with what appears to be dementia.

Halfway through the message, she drops a bombshell when mentioning two of Mirage’s uncles, Droz and Davis. Titanfall 2 fans will already be familiar with those characters: both were members of ‘The 6-4’ mercenary group and helped Jack Cooper defeat Titanfall 2’s antagonists, the IMC.

Evelyn also says that her brothers would “always make me laugh, like Elliot.” Fans of Droz and Davis will certainly remember their funny banter during Titanfall 2’s mission ‘The Ark’, and it appears the two mercs passed their sense of humor down to their nephew Elliot.

Some Apex Legends players have already gone back and found other connections between the pair and Mirage. In a short clip posted to Reddit by ‘u/R0NiR’, Davis and Droz can be seen taking a selfie during a Titanfall 2 scene, something Mirage fans will be very familiar with seeing.

Mirage’s Uncles Droz and Davis ! They are from Titanfall 2 ! Now We Know Where His Sense Of Humor Comes From 😀 from apexlegends

This is far from the first tangible connection between Apex Legends and Titanfall 2, which share the same in-game universe. Previous hints from Respawn include a Jack Cooper crossover, Bloodhound concept art, and appearances from Titanfall 2 characters like the simulacrum Ash.

Respawn has previously shut down rumors regarding the development of a Titanfall 3, to the disappointment of many fans. Despite no confirmed plans for a new Titanfall installment, the Apex Legends developer continues to tease fans with new tie-ins between the two franchises.