Mirage will receive yet another round of buffs to his ultimate in Apex Legends Season 7, according to developer Daniel Klein.
Klein, a senior game designer at Respawn Entertainment, responded to an Apex Legends fan who suggested making Mirage's decoys fire blanks as a potential buff.
"Decoys firing blanks is the nuclear option," Klein wrote. "I have no doubt that it would be effective and powerful, but the amount of damage it would do to combat readability and just sheer confusion scares me."
Instead, Klein said the team has a different plan for Mirage. The alternative option will come with some combat readability problems of its own, but Klein believes they won't be as bad as decoys firing blanks.
Keeping Mirage relevant has proven a Sisyphean task for Respawn Entertainment. As players catch on to how Mirage's abilities can be used to trick them, the abilities lose efficacy. Respawn introduced a major rework in Season 5 only to have the same pattern play out.
Apex Legends Season 7 is scheduled to begin Nov. 4 after a change to Season 6's length.