Apex Legends

Apex Legends dev explains why they're not adding permanent solos

by Connor Bennett
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An Apex Legends developer has explained why they won’t be adding permanent solos to the battle royale anytime soon, despite numerous calls from players.

As Apex Legends has evolved since its initial launch, players have been able to stretch their wings past the traditional trios mode and try limited-time variants. These have come in the form of both solos and duos.

On April 2, Respawn Entertainment confirmed that, alongside adding Kings Canyon back as a permanent fixture in the map pool, duos would be making its way back into the game as a permanent mode. Since then, players have called for the addition of both solos and even squads, though, it doesn’t appear as if they’ll be getting their wish anytime soon. 

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It's unlikely that Apex Legends players will be able to roam by themselves in solos.

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Apex Legends developer Josh Medina responded to a few of those calls after pros Carlo 'Dcop' Delsol and Jamison 'PVPX' Moore tweeted about the lack of permanent solos. 

“We’ve said it before but solos isn’t healthy for the game..” replied Medina, suggesting that their addition isn’t going to be on the horizon anytime soon.

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Though, after PVPx put forward a case for including solos – noting that many wannabe solo players are already queuing up into trios by themselves and it’s a requested – Medina explained the data doesn’t line up. 

“The data we gather is key and you can’t only rely on Reddit and Twitter as the conclusive data points,” the Apex producer responded, seemingly landing the killer blow for any hopes of having solos in-game anytime soon.

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Now, of course, while the developers might not be considering solos as a permanent addition, that doesn’t mean that they won’t appear down the line. Respawn could very well have another limited-time mode up their sleeve for the future.

However, if whatever data they collect starts to line up with what appears to be an overwhelming demand from the community, then Respawn might have to rethink their stance on the possibility of permanent solos.