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Shroud speechless after Apex Legends game is ruined by bizarre hit reg

Published: 29/Jun/2019 11:23 Updated: 29/Jun/2019 11:50

by Marcus Banks

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Twitch star Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek is known as one of the best FPS players in the world, but was left lost for words after losing a straightforward shotgun battle on Apex Legends.

The former CS:GO professional usually manages to keep a level head whatever happens in the game he decides to stream, but Apex recently caused him to lose his mind after discovering a way to counter a gold level four shield.

His frustrations continued when teaming up with long-time friend and teammate Tyler ‘Skadoodle’ Latham, as shroud was downed by an enemy player, despite the majority of his shotgun shots appearing to hit his opponent from point blank range.

TWITCH:SHROUDShroud couldn’t believe his eyes after falling to an enemy player.

While lining up a seemingly free kill, shroud’s god-like aim deserted him while using the EVA-8, allowing his foe to score an elimination.

Shroud didn’t make any excuses for his poor accuracy, but his Twitch chat were convinced that his shots did in fact land, suggesting the hit registration in Apex was to blame.

“I don’t know what to say,” Shroud said. “I thought those shots were pretty good – but they were not. I must have missed every shot by the slightest. That was crazy.”

While it seems a few bullets do actually go through the enemy, shroud’s evaluation of the duel may be correct, as it appears he misses the majority of his shots by the smallest of margins.

He continued: “I can’t explain what happened to me. I don’t think I’ve ever missed so many shots in my life. It was the weirdest situation I’ve ever been in.

“I must have been the tiniest fraction off in every single shotgun shot.”

While his viewers continued to debate whether shroud was at fault, the streamer quickly made up for his poor showing with a solid win in their next game.

One thing is for sure, the 25-year-old will be avoiding the EVA-8 shotgun in future.

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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.