NERF Rival Pathfinder XXII-1200 Blaster, Most Accurate Rival System, Adjustable Sight, 12-Round Magazine, 12 Rival Accu-Rounds
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Designer Note: The hope for this rework is that it gives more depth to Mirage gameplay by giving Mirage players avenues to get better at Bamboozling people. Meanwhile, professional bamboozler Mirage (who has often been regarded as underpowered by the Apex community) has finally been given a complete makeover, with new abilities and serious improvements to his existing skills. His tactical ability psyche out, which pops out a decoy, now allows Mirage to control it by having it mimic his movements, and he can now release another decoy which simultaneously removes the previous one. Oh, and the decoys now last for 60 seconds.
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As indicated in an earlier post, there’s a major issue with the Pathfinder. The magazine catch that holds it in place is designed only for newer magazines. In 2019, Nerf added plastic to one surface of the magazine to prevent compatibility with some Dart Zone blasters. Now, however, the Pathfinder cannot use older magazines, as they sit too low in the blaster! It wouldn’t be as bad if Rival magazines were readily available…but right now, they’re hard to find from big retailers. Assuming things stay as they are, Hasbro may have shot themselves in the foot with this one. You can fix the issue, either with 3d printed shims or your own homemade version. But consumers shouldn’t have to do this! This is a huge penalty in User Friendliness. Performance Designer note: This is a first step in pushing more team utility for Octane. We have more updates planned but they didn’t make the cutoff for this patch.Mirage’s “You got Bamboozled” line will now trigger when you bamboozle an enemy, instead of when you release a decoy. I’m unsure if adding a stronger spring would end up being of any benefit. In any case, magazines are still the main concern. Final Thoughts
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And, finally, to let players know when they've achieved a successful bamboozle, Mirage's "you got bamboozled" line will now occur when another player shoots a decoy. Now that's far more satisfying. Charge towers are new devices which give a full ultimate charge to nearby legends when activated. As both Skull Town and Thunderdome got destroyed when Loba blew up an underground bunker, there are several new points of interest on King's Canyon, such as Salvage and Offshore Rig. Increased Mag size from 16 to 19. Level 1 Extended mag is now 22, Level 2 is now 25, and Level 3 is now 27.We’re excited to announce that at the start of Season 5 we will be adding Apex servers to the Middle East as we look to further support our fans in the region. Removed location based Weekly Challenges. These caused players to have mixed motivations from their squadmates, and didn’t work well with map rotation.