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This Apex Legends concept would make Mirage’s ultimate more team-focused

Published: 22/Feb/2019 9:04 Updated: 22/Feb/2019 11:07

by Joe O'Brien

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An Apex Legends player has come up with a concept to improve Mirage’s ultimate ability.

Being a class-based game, the subject of Legend balance is inevitably going to be a contentious one in Apex Legends.

Though none so far have proven ridiculously powerful, leaving the choice more to preference than necessity, players have nevertheless identified certain Legends as being less useful than others.

Many players place Mirage on the lower end of the spectrum, with his ultimate ability considered as one of the weakest in the game. In the live game, when he uses it clones will spawn in a ring around him while Mirage himself becomes translucent – harder to see, but still technically visible if you keep track of him. During the stealth, Mirage cannot fire his weapons.

Respawn EntertainmentMirage is one of two Legends that must be unlocked with Legends tokens.

In order to both make Mirage’s ultimate a little more powerful and allow it to interact with squad-mates more, u/ChineseCosmo has proposed a change that would cause decoys to also spawn for nearby team-mates.

If any of Mirage’s team-mates are within a certain radius of him when he uses his ultimate, they would also spawn decoys that would spread outwards, with a varying number of decoys per player depending on how many the ultimate effected.

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This change would encourage a greater degree of synergy between players, as many of the game’s abilities already do, whereas Mirage’s kit is currently very much centered around himself.

Others have suggested improvements such as simply making the existing decoys move, rather than stand in a circle as they currently do, or allowing Mirage to cancel his stealth in order to give him the option of firing back, rather than being stuck without a response in the event that he’s caught out.

Respawn have yet to make any balance adjustments for Legends, and if their philosophy on such changes follows that of their weapon balance, it seems likely they won’t want to be too trigger-happy on updates.

Nevertheless, with plans for new Legends to be added to the game throughout its lifespan, some adjustments may prove necessary to maintain balance, so fans hoping for an improvement to Mirage may eventually get their wish.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.