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Always be Closing LTM returning to Apex Legends with new leaked feature

Published: 29/Jul/2020 11:38

by Daniel Cleary

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Apex Legends leaks have revealed when the popular Always Be Closing LTM will return along with some new features that Respawn apparently has planned for the limited-time mode.

Respawn has introduced plenty of limited-time modes in Apex Legends, which add some unique twists to the battle royale’s standard gameplay experience.

One such LTMs is ‘Always be Closing’, a game mode where the safe zone constantly shrinks from the moment you drop in, and has been leaked to return as Season 5’s final game mode.

Always be closing gameplay in Apex Legends
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The ‘Always Be Closing’ LTM is making a return to Apex Legends.

When will Always Be Closing LTM return?

Apex Legends leakers have now revealed just when the fan-favorite LTM, which boasts fast-paced action, will arrive and the new features that will likely be added.

Reliable Apex data miner Shrugtal shared that Always Be Closing is scheduled to release on August 11, but also said that it will be coming back as an ‘Evolved’ game mode.

As seen with the latest Armed and Dangerous playlist, the Evolved modes spawn players in with Evo Armor that can be upgraded and removes all Blue, Purple and Gold armor from the game.

The Apex leaker also released a video on even more changes that could be added to the LTM, revealing that more teasers for the leaked Season 6 character, Rampart, will likely be added around this time.

“The Rampart teasers should be in full swing by this time, which means that the paintball hop-up, otherwise known as the ‘Graffiti Mod,’ will be available in this game mode for the spitfire,” shrugtal added.

This paintball hop-up, which has previously been leaked, is expected to potentially give the Spitfire 25% faster reload speed and 63 round mag for the spitfire, making it the weapon of choice for this LTM.

It was also revealed that the Spitfire, this new hop-up, and heavy ammo would have significantly increased spawn rates in the game mode, making them much easier to find around the map.

As with all leaks, Respawn has not yet confirmed any of the details and can still make changes ahead of this game mode’s expected return on August 11.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

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Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.