The MRVN easter egg is one of the most popular secrets on Olympus, and now one Apex Legends player has found a way to use it to to bamboozle his enemies by disguising himself and acting as a decoy.
Olympus has garnered increasing popularity ever since Apex Legends Season 7 went live. The map’s layout is unique compared to the rocky terrains of Kings Canyon and World’s Edge. It is also filled with a plethora of hidden things for you to uncover.
Respawn Entertainment added a few secrets to the map, and one of these is the de-activated MRVN robot unit. This can be found in the Maintenance area, and is completely destructible. Now one player has found a way to use this Easter egg to confuse enemies.
Apex Legends player uses MRVN robot to confuse enemies
Reddit user Kam1yo posted a clip in the Apex Legends subreddit where he was playing as Pathfinder. In this, he showed off a trick he used to disorient his opponents with the MRVN Easter egg, and the thread is filled with impressed commenters.
The player saw the deactivated MRVN unit and had a brilliant idea. Since Pathfinder is a robot of the same design, he decided to play as him and then stand in the place of the Easter egg as a disguise. His enemies ran past him while remaining completely oblivious.
He even tried his luck by taking a swing at a passing opponent, and then standing idle again. His enemy became momentarily confused, and then went on his merry way. This is a rather brilliant tactic that many other players will probably try to recreate in the future.
The easter egg was the first MRVN unit that we had seen other than Pathfinder. Up to this point, we only saw it as a fun little decorative piece that we can visit and destroy, but now a whole new opportunity has opened up for us to take advantage of.
This Reddit post has gained a massive popularity since it was posted. At the time of writing, it has around 8.3k upvotes and nearly 200 comments, so it’s likely that this clip has raised enough awareness of this tactic that players will be more careful around the disabled MRVN unit.
It goes to show that you can find new things if you’re creative in how you explore the map in Apex Legends. Some players have even found whole new strategic hiding spots on Olympus through their curiosity. Don’t hesitate to think outside the box about how you’ll play.
Next time you’re in the Maintenance area, be sure to take out the robot and try the decoy trick for yourself. It may not work all the time, but you’re guaranteed some fun and hilarious results when it actually does.
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Apex Legends Legacy reveal trailer: The Arena, Valkyrie, and more
Respawn Entertainment finally release the launch trailer for Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy, which shows off Valkyrie and the new Arena mode.
Respawn Entertainment officially releases the Legacy, Season 9 launch trailer showing off the upcoming Arena mode and new Legend Valkyrie for Apex Legends.
The latest video from Apex Legends developers is full of upcoming content in Season 9: Legacy. Although this launch trailer does not feature gameplay, the animated three-minute video does show some off some content we will see in Legacy.
Since the trailer’s release, those among the community have been breaking it down and identifying the Arena mode maps, Ash, and new Legend Valkyrie.
Legacy Trailer The Arena
During the past month, Apex Legends have been teasing the upcoming 3v3 Arena mode in various ways, one of which took place in the Firing Range. Finally, players have been given a glimpse into the maps we will see in this mode and a more detailed look at possible future Legend, Ash.
At the very start of the trailer, the Arena logo is shown, with Ash saying it’s “time for a new game.” Developer Ryan Rigney provided some insight into this new mode just days before this new trailer, basically hinting that the new mode will be much more than an LTM, “supporting it as a full game,” and could even have its own ranked playlist.
After the trailer was released, the community analyzed parts and found out even more information on the Arena mode.
Twitter user @Spearheadpr_ pointed out an interesting frame from the trailer, which shows Ash selecting maps by Seasons. This could mean we will potentially be seeing some previous Season POI’s that have been out of the game or changed turned into Arena maps.
Further, @Shrugtal also weighed in on the trailer, presenting one of the maps shown in the trailer that could be an Arena-specific location potentially called “Exoplanet.”
The image shows a small map with similar terrain to that of World’s Edge, and perhaps this is the map teased in Apex Legends glitchy Instagram video with the Phase Runner.
This wasn’t the only Arena map teased, as the trailer also showed off the map seen in the 100 million players video, which many believed to be a map change for Olympus. It seems the location shown in the video was, in fact, a smaller Arena mode map with Mirage Voyage in the center.
This trailer pretty much confirmed that the Arena mode would feature exclusive, smaller maps, some of which we are familiar, and some of which are completely new. It also confirmed that the Arena would be 3v3, as Ash is shown looking at a screen with two squads of three.
In more detail throughout the trailer, Ash was also shown, but most specifically at the end, where she pulled back her hood.
This is also the first time we have seen so much of Ash, allowing players to see how different she looks from the Titanfall version, generating excitement for her potential future as a Legend in the Apex Games.
Apex Legends Legacy Trailer Valkyrie
The trailer also teased some aspects of Valkyrie’s abilities, skins, and maybe even a finisher of hers, much like the one teased in the Instagram camera videos.
Firstly, Valkyrie is first shown flying through the air in her supposed launch bundle skin, which features her father’s helmet.
Valkyrie is then shown finishing off Gibraltar, kicking him in the face and then flying off, leaving Gibraltar in the VTOL Jet smoke, which is again similar to one of the Videos posted on the Apex Legends Instagram page that @Biast12 believes is one of her finishers called “the Afterburner.”
Valkyrie is also shown shooting missiles, which could be her ultimate or tactical ability, previously leaked as “Cluster Missiles.” At the very end, Valkyrie is then shown shooting at Fuse with the new weapon for Legacy, the Bocek Bow.
The gameplay reveal for the Arena is set for April 26th. For more on Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy, check out our article on Valkyrie’s leaked abilities and stay tuned on Charlie INTEL.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends dev confirms plans to buff L_STAR in Season 9
Respawn Entertainment are planning some major improvements for the L-STAR weapon in Apex Legends Season 9.
In response to the less-than stellar reception of the L-STAR Energy LMG in Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment are looking to buff the weapon for the upcoming Season 9.
The L-STAR is an Energy LMG in Apex Legends that functions with an ‘overload’ mechanic. This means that rather than having a standard magazine, it makes use of weapon stacks at the cost of having to cool the weapon down after a bit.
While this makes the weapon incredibly useful during the early parts of the match, many players often opt to switch to another weapon afterwards. As a result, Respawn Entertainment have decided to work on the gun for Season 9.
Apex Legends players have been petitioning to give the L-STAR some base ammo. This is because if someone steals your ammo stacks, then you’ll be left completely defenseless in the midst of battle.
While Respawn aren’t currently planning to add that, they’ve reassured fans that they’re working on some major L-STAR changes for Season 9, and these will arrive with the new content in the Legacy update.
“It’s not a problem every time because guns have their ammo spawn next to them, but it definitely is too common that you get one with 0 ammo and can’t use it,” wrote developer David Bocek.
Bocek feels that adding flat ammo for the weapon will result in players abusing it to farm energy ammo. So instead, they have a different solution planned that “has some weirdness” and “has the potential for lots of bugs.”
While he didn’t give too much detail about what this big change will be, he made it clear that they’ve already got some initial work done, but it wasn’t ready for the next season launch.
The L-STAR has been buffed recently as well. Hopefully, the new changes will get rid of the problems plaguing the weapon.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends devs tease new Olympus and World’s Edge locations
Respawn Entertainment have dropped another batch of videos showing potential map locations for Olympus and World’s Edge in Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy.
Apex Legends developers have been teasing Season 9 over on their Instagram account through glitchy videos, which could potentially show off some new map locations for Olympus and Worlds Edge.
Over the past week, Respawn Entertainment has been hard a work teasing and revealing the upcoming Season 9 entitled Legacy.
In the latest videos, it seems map changes for Olympus have been teased, as well as potentially unexpected changes to Apex Legend’s heavily missed map, World’s Edge, which was left out for Season 8.
Since the latest Stories from the Outlands short and reveal of the upcoming Apex Legend, Valkyrie, Respawn Entertainment has been teasing the new content coming in Legacy.
The latest videos seem to show off some new map changes in Apex Legends. However, the locations are very confusing. Dataminer @GarretLeaks has been analyzing the videos and has some interesting insight into what the videos are showing.
GarretLeaks first thought these three videos showed “new locations for Olympus,” as he edited the videos to get clear, individual frame images.
The first image shows an underground, tunnel-like setting with the overgrown plants teased in the official Infested Olympus reveal over on the Apex Legends website. Originally, Garret had believed this to be a new location in Olympus.
However, after deeper analysis and help from the community, it is now suspected that we could be seeing a double map change, with the image looking very similar to the tunnel underneath Train Yard on World’s Edge.
This seems even more possible with the second image, as the mountains in the background look very similar to the terrain and surroundings in World’s Edge, not Olympus. One fan has a theory that the image is of a Phase Runner like the one on Olympus, and perhaps Hammond Robotics has decided to build one on World’s Edge.
Lastly, the final image is very familiar as it seems to be the same location teased in the 100 million players video posted by Apex Legends Twitter last week. Many have imagined this location to replace Hammond Labs in the middle of the Olympus map, however more recently, many believe it could actually be a location for the new 3v3 mode, Arena.
If these videos were teasing a double map change for Olympus and World’s Edge, it would definitely surprise players, as this is information that reliable Apex Legends dataminers have missed.
Whatever happens to these maps, make sure you stay tuned on Charlie INTEL for all your Apex Legends news. For more, why not check out our article on the next-gen version of Apex.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
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