Shroud uses a door to wipe out an entire enemy team in Apex Legends - Dexerto
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Shroud uses a door to wipe out an entire enemy team in Apex Legends

Published: 18/Feb/2019 13:02 Updated: 18/Feb/2019 13:14

by Matt Porter

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek is well known for his incredible gaming skill, and he proved once again that he is one of the best Apex Legends players in the world with another incredible play.

Apex Legends officially released on Monday, February 4, and shroud immediately picked up the game and starting showing off his incredible knack for shooting games.

The former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro has already demonstrated how his incredible movement skills can win him gunfights he should lose, and another clip from his February 17 stream proved once again that he is the cream of the crop on Apex Legends.

Shroud has been dominating opponents on Apex Legends since its launch.

While streaming with former CS:GO pros Justin ‘Just9n’ Ortiz and Tyler ‘Skadoodle’ Latham, shroud valiantly declared that he would hold off an enemy squad at Bunker to let Just9n and Skadoodle gather loot inside the building.

The opposing team quickly rushed into Bunker, realizing that Grzesiek was on his own, hoping that they could gang up and take down their opponent with ease. Unfortunately for them, that wasn’t going to be the case, as shroud used a doorway to provide cover as he knocked the first of his three victims down.

With the final two enemies quickly approaching, Grzesiek ducked into a room and shut the door behind him, repeatedly closing the door as his enemies attempted to get in. Just as they stopped to consider their options, shroud burst out and took down a second, opening and closing the door again as he peaked in and out to eliminate the third.

Shroud’s time streaming Apex Legends has been extremely successful, with the Canadian seeing record viewing numbers on his Twitch channel – so much so that he’s convinced that view-bots are the reason for his success.

More likely though, fans of Apex Legends are tuning into his stream due to the incredible moments he is able to create while playing the game at its highest level, and this clip is just another example of his immense talent.

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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.