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Apex Legends Mirage is getting a hidden buff disguised as ‘bug fix’

Published: 2/Jan/2021 13:46

by Joe Craven

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Apex Legends’ bamboozling Holographic Trickster, Mirage, is one of the game’s characters to receive a buff in the upcoming Fight Night Collection Event. But, the developers are simply calling it a bug fix instead, meaning he was meant to have this buff all along.

While far from an overpowered character in Apex Legends, it’s fair to say that Mirage is not high on the list of Legends that need an urgent buff.

We have seen players devise creative buffs for Mirage in the past, like proposing the ability for enemies to mistakenly try and ‘finish’ his holographic decoys. None of them have been borne out so far, though, with Respawn likely cautious of making him too strong in Apex’s current meta. 

However, the release of detailed Fight Night Collection Event patch notes means we know what we can expect when the update drops on January 5.

Apex Legends Mirage Season 0
Respawn Entertainment
Mirage has been buffed several times since Apex Legends released, but hasn’t received a strengthening in some time.

Among other things, Respawn have confirmed that the patch will feature a number of Legend-specific bug fixes. One of these relates to Mirage, and the ability (or lack thereof) of his decoys to make audible footstep sounds. 

Many thought this was an intentional choice on the part of the developers, being used as a balancing factor and a clear indication of which Mirage was a decoy, and which was the real thing. 

However, it has been made clear that it’s a bug fix, and Mirage’s decoys will now make audible footstep sounds, adding another layer of distraction to his arsenal. Enemies will no longer be able to hear footsteps and identify the real Mirage. 

Apex Legends Mirage Decoy With Logo
Respawn Entertainment
Mirage’s decoys are the exact reason he’s so strong in Apex Legends.

Other bugs related to Wraith’s portal being unintentionally destroyed by the Trident, and Horizon’s abilities being unable to affect Lifeline’s DOC or Crypto drone.

Barring any last-minute delays, the Fight Night Event will drop in Apex Legends on Tuesday, January 5. You can check out the full patch notes here.

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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.