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Shroud makes incredibly expensive Apex Legends mistake

Published: 6/Feb/2019 10:33 Updated: 6/Feb/2019 10:57

by Matt Porter

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek is well known for his incredible skills while playing games, but it was a hilariously expensive error made while playing Apex Legends that caught people’s attention during his February 5 Twitch stream.

Like many, Apex Legends, a brand new battle royale game released for free by Titanfall developers Respawn.

Apex Legends officially released on Monday, February 4, and came with a host of customization content which can be unlocked using Apex Coins to buy Apex Packs.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers can purchase Apex Packs that include weapon skins and other cosmetic items.

With so many cosmetic items available in the game through Apex Packs, Grzesiek felt that he wanted to upgrade the look of his characters and weapons, and decided to buy some Apex Coins so he could open packs in search of some Legendary items.

Shroud immediately spent $400 on Apex Coins, but forgot to check which account he was playing on, as the streamer has a couple of different Apex Legends accounts after being invited to test the game before its release.

Unfortunately for the streamer, he hadn’t purchased the Apex Coins on the account he intended to use long term, saying: “Yeah, it’s the wrong account. Fuck man! Fucking hell.” While annoyed, the streamer eventually laughed it off, despite having just wasted $400.

While shroud may have made an expensive error, he has stream has enjoyed an impressive boost since Apex Legend’s launch, peaking at over 100,000 concurrent viewers during his first broadcast playing the game.

Grzesiek revealed on February 4 that he has been involved in the development of the game for months, describing how a suggestion he made regarding the way weapon recoil works in the game was actually used by Respawn in the final release.

The game has clearly been a hit among players, reaching one million unique players less than eight hours after its release. If you want to give yourself the best chance at securing victory in the game, you can check out our Apex Legends guides, which cover everything from Legends characters to weapons.

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Mirage is getting some “scary” buffs in Apex Legends Season 7 update

Published: 22/Oct/2020 7:24 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 9:13

by Isaac McIntyre

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Mirage will be getting even more Apex Legends buffs when the Season 7 update finally rolls around, Respawn has confirmed, after the Holographic Trickster’s rework in Season 5 didn’t work as well as the devs were hoping.

The Holographic Trickster has had a rough ride of it since debuting in Apex Legends all the way back in the battle royale’s surprise launch.

The main issue Mirage has faced is his “gotcha!” tactics only work on those who are not prepared. Once Apex Legends players became used to the trickster’s fake holograms he took a steep dip in overall win rate. His play rates soon followed too.

Respawn tried to help, shipping a rework in Season 5, but he still floundered.

The issue has gotten so bad for Mirage that the developers are taking another look at the way his ultimate works, just two seasons after patch 5.0 shipped live. Luckily, they think they have a way of pumping some power into his ability kit.

Mirage decoy Apex Legends
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Mirage’s decoys have fallen off in impact since Apex Legends’ launch last year.

Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein was questioned on Mirage buffs ⁠— which Respawn has been teasing for a long while now ⁠— and confirmed they were indeed “on their way” in patch 7.0.0.

The Respawn developer said he didn’t want to “spoil stuff,” including the Mirage changes, but did touch on some of the testing they’d done for the Apex Legends trickster. These included new buffs for his ultimate, ‘Life of the Party.’

One fan suggested Mirage’s ult could “fire blanks,” but Klein shot down that idea straight away. “Decoys firing blanks is a nuclear option,” the Respawn designer said.

“I have no doubt it would be effective, and powerful. The amount of damage it would do to combat readability and just sheer confusion, scares me. I’m trying something different for 7.0 ⁠— [still scary], but not as bad as decoys firing blanks.”

Mirage will be getting more "fun" Apex Legends stories in Season 6.
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Respawn is hoping the new Mirage ultimate buff will shoot him into the Season 7 meta.

These Mirage changes won’t be included in this week’s Halloween update, unfortunately. Instead, they will be added to the battle royale when patch 7.0 ships live in November.

Good news though ⁠— the Season 7 update is actually coming a week sooner than Apex Legends fans were expecting. Respawn appears to have moved the release forward a week, up to November 4, and cut the Season 6 Battle Pass short.

That means it’s only a 14 day wait, from time of publication of course, until Mirage mains will get their hands on the “scary” new buffs for Apex Legends’ trickster.