Apex Legends

Perfect Apex Legends buff would make Mirage's decoy useful again

by Connor Bennett
Respawn

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An Apex Legends player has devised a pretty clever idea to give Mirage’s decoy ability a bit of a buff so that it actually bamboozles enemies.

Like fans of plenty of other games, Apex Legends players have been coming up with their own ideas to change the game – be it through character tweaks, weapons changes, and even mocking up entire new Legends.

While Respawn Entertainment has tipped their hat to a few of the ideas, and perhaps even used a few as inspiration for their new updates, the developers do have their own plans for the battle royale. However, a new idea has reared its head that they may want to consider that would give Mirage a bit more power.

Respawn Entertainment - Mirage
Respawn Entertainment - Mirage
In its current state, nobody falls for Mirage's decoy.

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Called the Smart Decoy 2.0, the idea was posted to the Apex Legends subreddit by Reddit user XenotheBoi, who laid out a range of changes to the bamboozling legends ability. 

Instead of the decoy just running in a straight line and not really throwing anyone off your scent, with the Redditor’s idea, the decoy Mirage would do a lot more to make it seem a bit more real.

For example, XenotheBoi noted that the character could run through a Wraith portal, but instead of phasing to the other side, they’d disappear behind the initial portal – just to make it seem like they’d teleported through.

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Some players praised the idea but noted that it could be tweaked even further, just to really help give the decoy a bit more power. 

“Not bad, maybe have him actually holding the gun you had too,” commented one player. Another added: “These are real good but the one thing they need to do if they don't use these, is make the decoys eat a few bullets before they’re destroyed.”

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Of course, any potential change to the character will come from the developers themselves, so it’s difficult to gauge what they’re actually going to do.

We’ll just have to wait and see if they decided to take this clever idea on board or if they’re already cooking up something similar.