Since the inception of Apex Legends, Mirage has established himself as the ultimate trickster. He is an offensive legend with abilities entirely based around decoys that lets him distract and confuse enemies.
The Holographic Trickster had a tough start to life in the Apex Games, as he was languishing in legends’ bottom tiers. However, a Season 5 rework instilled even more bamboozling abilities into Mirage. The changes definitely added more depth to his gameplay, boosting him up to the higher tiers.
One does not simply want to encounter a Mirage on the battlefield and hear those words “You got bamboozled”. However, Forexz has a few easy steps to avoid getting tricked when you do come across one.
Redditor Forexz came up with a few convenient methods that help differentiate the real Mirage from his decoys when the trickster uses his Life of the Party ultimate.
The first method involves spotting Emitter Lights and Flicker. Use this technique when the opponent pops the ultimate ability in close proximity.
The second method involves hearing the footsteps. Use this technique with or after the previous one, or if the opponent didn’t activate the ultimate in your line of sight.
The third method involves spotting holstered weapons. Use this technique in conjunction with previous methods. This one is effective when the enemy is trying to mask their footsteps by crouching, or acting as a stationary decoy or running into a wall.
The player also listed a couple of extra ways that help distinguish the real Mirage further.
Only the real Mirage has his Trophy Heirloom equipped on his back when not in use. Meanwhile, both the ultimate and tactical decoys don’t replicate this either.
Thanks to Forexz, even more players will now know how to expose the real Holographic Trickster. The Redditor’s main intention was to bring these to devs’ attention so that they can fix these tells about Mirage’s ultimate. These methods seem pretty convenient to focus on and utilize even in intense gunfights.