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Apex Legends Black Friday event leaked

Published: 17/Nov/2019 14:46 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 2:43

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends will be getting another in-game event thanks to Black Friday – with some rarer skins making a return to the item shop if leaked information is to be believed. 

The third season of Apex Legends, Meltdown, has been going strong after giving fans of the battle royale title a brand-new map as well as a new legend.

While fans have got to explore the new World’s Edge map, they also got the chance to head back to King’s Canyon thanks to the Shadowfall limited-time-mode that was introduced to put a Halloween-themed spin on things.

Yet, that doesn’t appear to be the only event that players will be able to partake in before the season is out and everyone changes course and heads to season four.

RespawnSome rare skins could be returning to Apex Legends on Black Friday.

According to reliable Apex data miner That1MiningGuy, Respawn Entertainment are set to launch a ‘mini-event’ to celebrate Black Friday – the traditional post-Thanksgiving shopping rush in the United States.

Unlike Shadowfall, where there was a playable mode, the Black Friday event will, seemingly, focus on the game’s item shop.

In real life, the frenzy to head to a store and pick up some sweet deals usually comes because there are ridiculous discounts, however, it’s unknown if that’ll be the case in Apex. Instead, the leaker noted that some older, collection skins could be making a comeback.

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That could mean that fans who missed out on the unique skins from the Iron Crown and Legendary Hunt collections could, very well, have another chance to get around to them in season three.

Of course, what appears in the item shop is solely up to Respawn, so there’s no guarantee that fans will get every skin that they want. 

Regardless, though, Black Friday falls on Friday, November 29, so we won’t have long to wait to see what’s in-store from the developers as they should likely confirm the event in the days building up to it.

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Apex Legends director reveals plans to make it more than a battle royale

Published: 31/Oct/2020 10:35

by Calum Patterson


Apex Legends is currently one of the most popular battle royale games in what is a saturated market, going toe-to-toe with Fortnite and Warzone – but developers Respawn Entertainment have plans to make it much more than that.

Apex is currently gearing up for its seventh season, which devs have boasted is their biggest yet in terms of new content, as they release the game’s third map, a new Legend, Horizon, and a host of new features like Clubs and a Steam launch.

However, while the battle royale side of things is going from strength to strength, Respawn are ambitious, and have plans to take their Apex Legends universe to new places.

Their focus might currently still be on the battle royale, but game director Chad Grenier has revealed that the studio has much grander plans for the future.

POI on Olympus in Apex Legends
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Apex Legends is moving to a whole new world in Season 7, Olympus on Psamathe.

The future of Apex Legends

In an interview with Eurogamer, Grenier revealed that they are already working on content for up to Season 12 of Apex, as they try to plan as far ahead as possible.

But, beyond just the new seasons of content, there is also a wider view about how they can take their roster of Legends and do new and exciting things. “Right now we’re a battle royale game. I think if you look into the future, we have a lot of conversations of, you know, should we expand beyond battle royale?” Grenier said.

“We have this roster of legends that people love – how else can we use them? I think looking into the future, you’re probably going to see the game becoming more than just a battle royale game. You see we have all these LTMs (limited time modes) and other ways to play. I think that’s a great starting point.”

Horizon running in Apex Legends
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Respawn think they can do more with their roster of Legends.

What exactly this could mean is unclear, but we can make a few educated guesses. The most obvious would be some form of PvP multiplayer mode, Call of Duty style. Respawn’s Titanfall series already did this successfully, and many developers at the studio actually worked on the Modern Warfare series at Infinity Ward previously.

The other obvious option would be PvE. They’ve already dabbled their toes in this with the Season 5 quest, which had small single-player ‘missions’ of sorts, but it wasn’t an all-out campaign or story mode as such.

Given the great lore that Apex Legends has already built up through trailers, teaser and comics, it certainly would make sense to give it more gameplay aspects too.

For now, the focus is on Season 7, but it sounds like Apex Legends has big plans to innovate beyond the standard battle royale.