Apex Legends players have discovered a clever Mirage trick that makes the shrewd illusionist safer when using crafting items in the Replicator.
Mirage, as its name suggests, is known for his slick antics in Apex Legends. The holographic trickster can use clones of himself to confuse, deceive and outsmart enemies.
Part of what makes this strategy so effective is that the clones can imitate any number of actions of a regular player. This means that hasty enemies can easily lose sight of their original target if the skills are used wisely, and they don’t get much smarter than this Replicator trick.
To get started, all a Mirage needs to do is send its decoy directly to the Replicator. Once they are in position, the player can maneuver over to the control panel and press a key that they use to control the movement of the decoy before the crafting process begins.
Instead of standing still and not being very convincing, the clone will mimic the player, allowing potential attackers to guess which person to shoot if they overwhelm someone.
Players of all skill levels gathered in the comments of the video embedded above to share their amazement at this discovery.
One player commented that he’s got 21,000 kills as Mirage and had no idea this was possible and another five-season main backed them up.
“Yeah, I never thought this was possible,” they said.
This is also useful information for other players to know, because no one wants to end up in another player’s highlight role because he’s being impersonated by a clone they could have seen coming.