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Apex Legends dev explains why they won’t buff Mirage’s passive cloaking

An Apex Legends dev has explained why Mirage’s ‘Now You See Me…’ passive ability won’t receive a buff to how he interacts with deathboxes.



Mirage holding his Heirloom in Apex Legends.

Mirage is one of the most popular characters in Apex Legends, but one dev has explained why the character’s passive cloaking ability won’t be getting a buff any time soon.

If sneaking around and making it difficult for your enemies to spot you is your kind of thing, then Mirage is the Legend for you. As his name suggests, the character is a master of disguise, with two of his abilities allowing him to throw out decoy versions of himself to confuse opponents.

His passive is also extremely useful, with ‘Now You See Me…’ allowing him to deploy a decoy and become invisible when downed, or turn invisible when reviving a teammate or using a Respawn Beacon. That doesn’t mean every Apex Legends player thinks he’s strong enough, with one fan suggesting this ability needs to be buffed.

Mirage in Apex Legends Season 7.

In a Reddit post on December 17, user danthemandoris suggested a small buff that would see Mirage passively cloak while looting a Deathbox. The Apex fan claimed it “wouldn’t be broken as he’d still have the humming sound and faint lights to give him away,” but that adding this would be perfect as it “would totally fit his character.”

Danthemandoris also argued that in a game where getting ‘third-partied” happens regularly, it would give the character some “genuine utility” and could help players when this happens.

While there was some strong support from fellow players, Respawn Senior Game designer Daniel Klein appeared to explain that they had actually tested this before, but found that it didn’t work.

“We tested this! It did not go well,” he responded. “Fun fact: There is such a thing as too much bamboozling. People were getting ambushed by invisible loot box Mirages when it worked; 99% of the time it did nothing and was just confusing to the Mirage.”

Apex Legends dev Daniel Klein's response.

Despite there being some support for the change, Klein’s comment suggests that we won’t see a change like this any time soon.

That doesn’t mean Respawn won’t buff Mirage other ways in the future, so keep an eye on future updates to see if the master of disguise gets any powerful additions to his abilities.

Image Credit: Respawn Entertainment

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Apex Legends gets new Bocek Bow and Infested Olympus for Season 9: Legacy

Apex Legends officially reveals Season 9 details about Infested Olympus and a previously leaked Bocek Bow weapon arriving in Legacy.



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After revealing the highly anticipated new Legend, Valkyrie, Respawn also presented a new Bocek Bow weapon and Infested Olympus for Season 9: Legacy.

The latest installment for Respawn Entertainment’s Stories from the Outlands series saw Valkyrie’s backstory and introduction into the lore of Apex Legends. Along with this exciting new character, we also got more details on the highly anticipated Season 9: Legacy.

Over on EA’s website, new teasers and details were revealed about the content arriving in Season 9, including interesting map changes that include Infested Olympus and a new Bocek Bow weapon. It seems Respawn has decided to scrap numbering seasons and stick with a name for future seasons, simply calling Season 9 Legacy.

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Bocek Bow Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy

The new weapon for Apex Legends Legacy has been revealed as the already leaked bow weapon, which has been officially named the Bocek Bow.

The Bocek Bow is described as a “powerful and deadly weapon” and mentions it is for those with skill. Perhaps this will be a weapon that will take some practice, much like the most recent 30-30 Repeater.

The description also reads that it can do “tremendous damage at medium range,” but you’ll also “need to make every shot count.” This suggests the weapon will be mid to long-range and will also have a shorter magazine size, or quiver size, as you’ll need to be accurate.

Dataminer @Shrugtal also had more to add over on Twitter, stating the weapon will be in a new class of weapons called “Marksman” and take unique “Arrow” ammo. The weapon will also have a Hop-up called Splitter Arrows, which could see the weapon take on a more versatile function, increasing its spread in an X shape.

Infested Olympus Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy

Another interesting update that came with the Valkyrie reveal was the details on the Season 9 map changes to Olympus. It seems Olympus will be getting a dramatic update at the start of Season 9, which will begin May 4th.

Apex Legends’ latest map Olympus, will take on a new infested look, with the city being overrun by roots and “natural growth”.

Shrugtal has already unearthed a clearer idea of what we can expect from editing the background of the Infested Olympus section of EA’s Legacy reveal on their website.

The dataminer also revealed where the image is located for fans to understand how overrun the city will become, with giant vines and roots.

This is not the first time we have seen something like this from Respawn, as a fan on Twitter pointed out that the Titanfall series also presented a similar overgrowth on the multiplayer map Exo-Planet.

For more on Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy, stay tuned on Charlie Intel, and if you enjoyed this article, check out our piece on the new Legend, Valkyrie.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Apex Legends: All unreleased skins, recolors, and bundles

Dataminers have unearthed some unreleased Apex Legends skins that could be released very soon, as well as some we may never see.



apex legends unreleased skins

Like other free-to-play games, Apex Legends’ cosmetics like skins are extremely sought after and highly anticipated by players, especially when they leak and are unreleased after some time.

Since the Chaos Theory update, dataminers among the community have discovered a plethora of unreleased skins, some that players will never see.

The unreleased cosmetics range from recolors of previous fan favorites, as well as some completely new skins that players could see in the near future.

Unreleased R-301 skin

Leaked and unreleased Apex Legends Season 9 skins and recolors

Dataminer @Shrugtal is a reliable leaker who even describes himself as the “Apex Legends skin prophet,” as he has leaked many skins that have eventually entered the game.

In one of his latest posts, he showed off some new skin recolors for Wraith and Horizon, as well as some weapon recolors for the Volt and R-301.

Shrugtal is expecting these recolors to enter the exclusive store in Season 9, which is just two weeks away. The names for these new skins are also given, as well as the original skins you will need in order to purchase them with Legend Tokens.

Shrugtal was also responsible for the leak of Iron Crown reskins in the War Games update that is currently ongoing in Apex Legends.

We also have the Golden Week sale to look forward to, which will feature recolors of Octane and Bloodhounds skins, as well as banner frames and a charm.

Leaked and unreleased Apex Legends bundle skins

The latest Legend to be revealed, Valkyrie, has also had her launch bundle skins leaked, which was seen in the new trailer by Shrugtal.

The bundle skin will feature similar attire to Titanfall’s Viper, a character who manned the Northstar for the Apex Predators during the Frontier War.

You can expect this skin to be available in the store come March 4th, when Season 9: Legacy is released and players can finally get their hands on Valkyrie.

Another bundle we will be seeing in the future is the Mirage Edition skin bundle, which was leaked a little while ago by @Biast12.

This skin looks great, with a futuristic cowboy look, fitting perfectly with Mirage’s flashy style. This also has a Volt weapon skin and charm to go along with it, which fits the futuristic cowboy look very nicely.

Unreleased Chinatown Market collaboration skins

The Chinatown Market Apex Legends collaboration skins were meant to be released on March 30th, however, following the campaign to stop Asian hate, the company decided they were going to rebrand, bringing the collab to a halt.

The skins included in this collaboration were leaked, and although the new rebrand could take on a similar style, just with different name branding, they could also look completely different.

This would mean these leaked skins will never come to fruition, which would be a shame considering how amazing they look.

These Apex Legends unreleased skins should all be seen in the future in some way or another, so keep an eye out in the store and stay tuned on Charlie Intel for updates and news.

If you enjoyed this article why not check out our piece on Apex Legends Mobile, which could have a beta out very soon.

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Apex Legends Mobile beta announced

Respawn Entertainment has officially announced that players will soon be able to take part in beta tests for Apex Legends Mobile.



Apex Legends is one of the top battle royale games globally, with players across multiple platforms able to enjoy all of the title’s action. Now, it has been confirmed that mobile players will soon be able to join in on the fun with upcoming beta tests.

The adrenaline-fueled action of Respawn’s first-person shooter has been available for players on consoles and PC but has been missing from the popular world of mobile gaming.

With such a large untapped community waiting for their chance to step into Respawn Entertainment’s popular title, it was not surprising to see the developer announce that a mobile version of Apex Legends would arrive at some point.

Apex Legends Mobile Beta

Apex Legends Mobile Beta

April 19, 2021, saw major announcements be made for the game, such as the reveal of a new character and a huge development in the timeline for the game’s release on its newest platform with the official announcement of upcoming beta tests for Apex Legends Mobile.

These tests will begin to roll out during Spring 2021, with a series of smaller closed tests in India and the Philippines, and will only be available on Android devices. Over time the tests will expand in size, cover more regions, and have iOS support.

Respawn also confirmed in the announcement that this upcoming version of the battle royale game will be free-to-play and specially designed for touchscreens.

Due to this version being designed specifically for touchscreens, there will be no cross-play with other platforms during the tests or following its official release.

A whole new community of players will now have the chance to experience everything that the high-profile battle royale game has to offer.

In contrast, veteran players will be able to continue their adventures on the go wherever they may find themselves in the future.

These beta tests will also undoubtedly be a great opportunity for the community to help Respawn Entertainment weed out any major bugs like the hip-fire glitch that is currently causing headaches for players on console and PC.

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