Apex Legends dev teases solos might be coming during Season 4

Isaac McIntyre
Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends fans may finally be getting a long-term wish granted in Season 4, after one Respawn developer responded to questions about the single-player playlist ahead of the new season’s gameplay trailer premiere.

The battle royale’s hype machine is in full swing, with Revenant confirmed to join the Apex roster, and powerful new weapons like the bolt-action Sentinel sniper rifle as well as the Sidewinder mini-rocket launcher likely to drop in-game too.

Now, a Respawn developer has added fuel to the fire on Twitter, after teasing a plan for the long-awaited solos playlist to potentially arrive on World’s Edge and King’s Canyon, even if they don’t necessarily agree it’s the “better” game mode.

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Villainous simulacrum Revenant may not be the only thing arriving in Season 4: Assimilation.

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Could Respawn have a solo playlist in the pipeline?

With the gameplay trailer arriving in less than 24 hours, Respawn devs have taken to Twitter to drum up hype, from Carlos Pineda suggesting they were “just getting started,” to designer Jobye-Kyle Karmaker just sending emojis.

Respawn’s producer Josh Medina joined the chorus of hype, adding the company was going to “show only the beginning of the goods Season 4 will bring.”

His comment sparked curiosity from Cloud9 star PVPX, who asked if Season 4 was going to “bless us with solos.” Medina responded soon after, revealing players who queue alone may have something coming their way this year.

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The controversial Iron Crown event was the last time solos appeared in Apex Legends.

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“This my opinion: I think duos is a better experience than solos… playing alone against 55 Wraiths isn’t exciting to me… the duos and threes experience is where it’s at, for me,” the Respawn development producer replied.

Just because he isn’t a fan doesn’t mean it’s not on the cards, Medina admitted, and added that Respawn “should offer a way for solos to play the game without teammates,” once they get past the massive Season 4 launch on February 4.

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He did make sure to add that he “wasn’t promising anything for the launch of Season 4,” so as to temper fan expectations, but concluded solo playlists were “something to think about for the future of Apex” for Respawn.

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Permanent duos may arrive before a solos playlist

If some variant of solos arrives in Assimilation, it won’t be the first time the single-player playlist has appeared in Apex Legends—it first appeared in the Iron Crown Collection event, for a short fortnight stint.

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After a mixed bag of reviews, Respawn made the call to double-down on duos as the main limited-time mode. The two-player mode was, unsurprisingly, a huge hit, which suggests it may be on the menu ahead of solos if either does appear soon.

While there’s no official confirmation on the arrival of solos in Season 4, more details on the new season should be revealed in the upcoming Assimilation gameplay trailer, including new legend Revenant’s abilities and ultimate.

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The new season, as well as everything that comes with it, drops into Apex Legends on Tuesday, February 4. Be sure to keep tabs on our Apex Legends section as we break the latest news on Season 4 as it unfolds.

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About The Author

Isaac was formerly the Australian Managing Editor at Dexerto. Isaac began his writing career as a sports journalist at Fairfax Media, before falling in love with all things esports and gaming. Since then he's covered Oceanic and global League of Legends for Upcomer, Hotspawn, and Snowball Esports.