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Here's what an Apex Legends fighting game would look like

Published: 10/Jul/2019 22:47

by Meg Bethany Koepp


If you’ve ever wanted Respawn Entertainment to create an Apex Legends fighting game, one fan’s incredible concept shows what it could look like.

Apex Legends is knee-deep into its Season 2 celebrations, and with the Leviathans now stomping around the map carelessly, the Flyers soaring over players’ heads and the addition of the battle royale’s tenth Legend Wattson, there’s a lot of transitions for Season One players to take in.


One talented fan decided to celebrate the new season by creating a 2D fighting game concept for all of the characters – the end result is pretty incredible.

“Finish Him!”

Reddit user MysteriousMandrill posted their concept to the Apex Legends subreddit, where fans were in awe of the design. Aptly named ‘Apex Fighters’, the design shows portraits for all ten heroes in a concept character selection screen.


Wattson, the game’s latest Legend, was given the full pixel art treatment, and makes us wish that we could play as her in her beautiful 2D form forever. 

Lifeline was also given a full portrait design rather than just a headshot, and she looks badass in her infamous peace sign pose.

It takes a lot of patience and talent to create pixel art, especially when it mimics a classic fighting game format, but MysteriousMandrill absolutely smashed it – Apex Legends fighting game, when?


Reddit: MysteriousMandrillMysteriousMandrill’s 2D fighter concept is incredible.

Respawn is targeting cheaters in latest update

The July 10 Apex Legends update is clamping down on cheaters, and is a welcome change to a game that’s weighed down by people playing unfairly.

Respawn made the decision to turn its spectation capabilities off, meaning players will no longer be able to watch others. This helps combat exploitation by stopping people from watching opponents’ matches and giving their friends an advantage by telling them their actions.

The leaving penalty is also being reinforced, as well as a bunch of bug fixes and overall improvements. Hopefully this update will make the battle royale more enjoyable for players who are fed up with unlawful winning tactics.

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Six tips and tricks to find the real Mirage in Apex Legends

Published: 12/Oct/2020 10:06

by Connor Bennett


Spotting the real Mirage after he’s popped his decoys can be a real pain in Apex Legends, but some players have got six tricks that will make life much easier.

As each legend has their own unique abilities and quirks, mastering them as your main character does require plenty of time and effort. Being able to master fighting against them, and throwing out perfect counters, can be even tricker. 


There are plenty of tricks that go into countering abilities like Wraith’s portal or Bangalore’s smoke, but when it comes to Mirage, he might the trickiest of all the characters to counter. 

The bamboozling legend can quite easily escape a dangerous situation thanks to his decoys, leaving you and your teammates pretty confused. However, there are six simple ways that you can spot the real Mirage amid the fakes. 

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Mirage’s heirloom is part of his tells.

They come from Reddit user Forexz’s informative video, showing off the six small signs to look out for when Mirage summons his decoys and tries to get away. 

There are simple things like watching which Mirage flickers longest, listening for footsteps, and seeing which one has a second gun on their back as they try to run around amid the confusion. 

On top of that, you can also see the real Mirage if they have his heirloom equipped. Like the holstered gun giveaway, the trophy will appear on Mirage’s back, thus revealing the real legend amid the impostors. 

  1. Track Mirage’s emitter light when he activates the ability. 
  2. Watch the light flicker as he runs. The real Mirage will flicker longest.
  3. Listen for footsteps. The real mirage is the only one to make noise.
  4. Look for a holstered weapon on his back. The real Mirage is the only one with one.
  5. Look for the Heirloom on his back. The real Mirage is the only one to have the trophy there.
  6. Use aim assist on console. You’ll feel a slight slowing in the aim assist when looking at the real one.

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Console players also have a slight advantage as using aim assist will also reveal the real Mirage. When you aim at the legend, the aim assist will slow ever so slightly when you’re aiming at the real one. 

While these might seem like tips that are hard to follow during a fight, if you put time and effort into memorizing them, it becomes rather easy to spot the tells. 

Respawn might tweak a few things in the future to make Mirage an ever better trickster, but for now, you may as well use these tells to your advantage.