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Perfect Apex Legends buff would make Mirage’s decoys more effective

Published: 21/Jan/2020 10:16

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends player has come up with a clever way to make Mirage’s Decoy ability slightly more effective by allowing the bamboozling legend to send out more than one holographic duplicate.

With Apex approaching its one year anniversary of launching, Respawn Entertainment recently dropped the Grand Soiree Event, adding some new content in the form of multiple limited-time modes.

While plenty of players have been diving into these modes, with some like Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek even making his long-awaited return, others have still been hard at work trying to put forward their ideas to change the game on a bigger scale – airing their ideas for changes to game’s roster of characters.

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Mirage is one of Apex Legends’ popular characters but could do with a few changes.

We’ve seen new ideas for Caustic and Lifeline, as well as a possible revamp for the revive system, but the newest clever concept revolves around Mirage – specifically, his current decoy tactical.

Posted to the Apex Legends subreddit, Reddit user Lucas_Cant_Take_It suggested that the legend should “be able to create a couple of decoys at once” as it would be “a lot harder to figure out which one is the real one if there are four mirages running around.” 

As it stands, the character’s ‘Psyche Out’ ability allows him to summon a hologram duplicate that runs in a straight line towards where the actual player was targeted from. That has its own positives – mainly being able to get a better feel for where the enemies are – but players agreed withe the Redditor’s take on things.

Mirage Buff Idea. Maybe he should be able to create a couple decoys at once? it would be a lot harder to figure out which one is the real one if there is 4 mirages running around. from apexlegends

“Let’s be honest. We all think this,” replied Rifleboy18, before other commenters chimed in with their own simple buffs for legends like Wattson.

However, another commenter, Piter_neo_PL, took things one step further by revamping the character’s ability set to revolve around better decoys. For example, the legend’s passive ability could be changed so that you are able to create a decoy while reviving a teammate – potentially causing confusion to other players.

Of course, Respawn will likely have their own ideas for what needs adding in the form of buffs and nerfs for characters – especially with Season 4 right around the corner.

Whether or not Mirage will be reworked in the same vein as the Redditor’s ideas remains to be seen, but it certainly seems to be popular with some fans.

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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.