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Simple Bloodhound trick is ideal counter to Mirage’s Decoys

Published: 22/May/2020 13:53 Updated: 23/May/2020 16:03

by Jacob Hale

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While Bloodhound might not be the most popular character in Apex Legends, players are slowly discovering a simple trick that could make them much more popular as the ideal counter to Mirage and his annoying Decoys.

With every new season comes new Legends, and with new Legends we see older ones start to fall out of favor.

While Bloodhound isn’t as popular as the likes of Wraith or Pathfinder, their Eye of the Allfather scanner is a very useful tool, exposing nearby enemies and making planning attacks a little easier. But there’s more to the ability than just that, and Mirage players might be about to lose their favorite utility.

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Mirage’s Decoys can be incredibly frustrating to play against.

Similarly, Mirage isn’t a hugely popular character, but when you do run into him, and especially when you run into his Decoys, they can be very frustrating to play against.

Now, though, players are starting to realize that Bloodhound might be Mirage’s perfect counter.

Posting to Reddit, xRagingWrathx showcased the perfect usage of Bloodhound’s utility, as their scanner tactical ability revealed the location of Mirage and all his decoys – but with a slight twist.

As you can see in the clip, the real Mirage is highlighted with a diamond above his head, essentially making his Decoys null and void.

Not sure if this is common knowledge, Bloodhound’s tactical highlights the real mirage with a diamond from r/apexlegends

This worked out perfectly for RagingWrath, who had only the Mirage left to kill to take the win, and were it not for the Bloodhound scanner, the match could’ve ended up going completely differently.

With the most recent Season 5 update, which introduced new Legend Loba and a number of changes to the map and gameplay, we’ve seen a number of players start picking up Bloodhound again, and thanks to this nifty trick we might see their pick rate continue to soar.

There’s no doubt the ability is helpful, and in situations like this, it really could be the difference between life and death.

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Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020: Start date, skins, Winter Express LTM

Published: 17/Nov/2020 18:21

by Calum Patterson

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It’s almost that time of year again, and Apex Legends’ second holiday season is about to get into full swing. Holo-Day Bash is set to return for 2020, with all new skins, and a rerun of the Winter Express LTM.

To keep up with the yearly festivities, the first event of Apex Legends Season 7 will be holiday-themed – this we know thanks to some badges that have already confirmed the 2020 Holo-day bash ahead of an official announcement from Respawn.

The exact same thing happened with this year’s Fight or Fright event, for Halloween, which was also revealed early due to in-game badges that couldn’t be unlocked yet.

So, if you’re wondering when Holo-day Bash 2020 starts and ends, what kind of cosmetics will be available, and what mode to expect, here’s everything we know so far.

When is Holo-Day Bash 2020 in Apex Legends?

The Holo-Day bash will start on December 1, and run through until January 4. These dates haven’t been confirmed by Respawn yet, but reliable data-miner Shrugtal has provided the early schedule.

Holo-day bash 2020 badges
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Badges for Holo-Day Bash 2020 are already visible in Apex Legends.

Unlike last year though, this is not a Collection event. Instead, like Fight or Fright, Holo-Day Bash 2020 is just a Themed event. That means there won’t be a new Heirloom to unlock, whereas last year,  Pathfinder’s boxing gloves could be unlocked by completing the collection.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 skins

Just because it’s not a collection event though, doesn’t mean there won’t be new skins and cosmetics to get your hands on.

These skins will be available in bundles in the Item Shop, which have already been leaked by data miners. For a complete look at all the bundles and skins, check out our full post here.

Thanks to Biast12, we can see an early showcase of all the bundles that will be dropping during the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

There’s also an event prize tracker, which you will be able to complete through challenges.

Winter Express LTM

Speaking of challenges, you’ll want to complete these in the “new-and-improved” Winter Express LTM.

Winter Express LTM 2020
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Winter Express will return in the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

For those who didn’t play last year, Winter Express takes place on World’s Edge, with Mirage as the game announcer. The objective is to win control of the train over three rounds. And there’s no loot – instead, Legends are given preset loadouts.

How the mode will change for 2020’s version isn’t known yet, but there’s set to be “improvements.”