A newly uncovered trick in Apex Legends has allowed players to farm rare purple loot from MVRN robot encounters.
They first appeared in Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall game and now enjoying a cameo in Pathfinder, the ambassador of the android faction. They went on to have brief interactions with players en masse from Season 7 onward. Players could locate them and essentially "spin the wheel" for various tiers of loot.
Now, it looks like a handful are taking that gambling mechanic to a whole new level.
Apex Legends Trick Increases Purple Loot from MVRNs
While there's already some disagreements on exactly how the trick works, players have come to a consensus that the way to guarantee purple gear everytime is to activate the MVRN once the screen on their chest turns white or blue. The color is a point of contention, but both allegedly work with varying levels of success.
What it really boils down to is a test of reflexes. Players need to hit the button the exact moment they see their desired color or the trick won't work. Some have claimed that a higher refresh rate on their connected monitor may help with the timing, but this has yet to be confirmed. Obviously, whatever the color and method, it could take a few tries to get just right.
There is some truth to this trick, however, as Reddit user hotstickynsweet showcased in a video post on the ApexUniversity subreddit board.
Respawn has yet to make a comment about the discovery. However, as it isn't a hack so much as it is just taking advantage of a long-established NPC behavior, there likely isn't much they can really say or do about it.