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

Published: 4/Apr/2020 14:41

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. 

Respawn EntertainmentIt’s unlikely that Apex Legends players will be able to roam by themselves in solos.

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.

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.

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.

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Apex Legends Black Friday 2020: Airship Assassin skin, Legendary Hunt

Published: 24/Nov/2020 20:18

by Bill Cooney

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Some of the rarest skins in Apex Legends are making a return for the annual Black Friday sale, including Wraith’s famous Airship Assassin skin, cosmetics returning from Legendary Hunt bundles, and more.

It was heavily speculated in the runup to Thanksgiving week that Wraith’s fan-favorite skin would be returning for the second year in a row, and the shop update on November 24 confirmed those leaks and rumors.

Wraith isn’t the only hero getting some of her old skins up for sale again though, Octane’s highly sought-after Jester look will also be back, along with several from the Legendary Hunt themed event all the way back from Season 1.

Wraith Airship Assassin skin pictured in Olympus with 'November 24' in writing beside it
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The long-awaited skin is finally returning, Respawn has confirmed.

For those who don’t know, Wraith’s Airship Assassin skin is a recolor of the pink Void Specialist skin, so you’ll need to unlock both of them in order to rock it.

In addition to the legends and weapon cosmetics, there are deals offering three, 25, or 50 Apex Packs, and a bobblehead weapon charm available during the sale, which goes from Nov. 24 to December 1.

Let’s take a look at all of the bundles available during the sale, what’s included in them, and how much each one will set you back if you’re interested.

Legend Skins

  • Void Specialist Wraith – 900 Apex Coins (Required for Airship Assassin)
  • Airship Assassin Wraith – 6,500 Legend Tokens

Jester Bundle

Octane Jester skin
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This Jester skin for Octane is certainly one of the more disturbing cosmetics in Apex.
  • Cost: 2,500 Apex Coins
  • Laughing Fool Octane Skin
  • Harlequin VK-47 Flatline Weapon Skin

Legendary Hunt Bundle

Legendary Hunt Apex skins
Respawn Entertainment
These Legendary Hunt skins will be available in the Black Friday bundle.
  • Cost: 6,000 Apex Coins

Hero Skins

  • Voices From the Past Wraith
  • Outland Warrior Bangalore
  • Tiger Blood Caustic
  • Pain Killer Lifeline
  • Snake Charmer Mirage
  • Hot Pursuit Octane
  • Sunfire Initiate Pathfinder

Weapon Skins

  • Goldmine Gremlin VK-47 Flatline
  • Bone Saw M600 Spitfire
  • Trophy Collector R-301

Apex Pack Bundles

Bobblehead Bloodhound Charm Apex Legends
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Bloodhound’s adorable bobblehead charm is available in the 3 Apex Pack bundle.

Legendary Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 1,500 Apex Coins
  • Bloodhound Bobblehead Weapon Charm
  • 3 Legendary Apex Packs

25 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 2,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Octane Weapon Charm
  • 25 Rare Apex Packs

50 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 4,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Revenant Weapon Charm
  • 1 Legendary Apex Pack
  • 49 Rare Apex Packs

There you have it, the full rundown of every single bundle and all the items available in the Apex store during the Annual Black Friday sale. Which even though they call it that, you’ll still need some serious Apex Coins if you haven’t been saving up.

Like we mentioned, these cosmetics and packs will only be available for one week until December 1, so don’t wait until the last minute if there’s something you know you want. As always, stay tuned in on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for all the latest Apex news, leaks, and info.