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Apex Legends • Aug 06, 2019

Apex Legends finally gets a solo mode, but there's a catch

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Apex Legends finally gets a solo mode, but there's a catch
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Respawn Entertainment have revealed that Apex Legends players will soon be able to jump into a brand new Solos mode and it could be here to stay. 

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The new game mode will land in the popular battle royale title on August 13 as part of its Iron Crown Collection event, meaning players will finally get to run around Kings Canyon without teammates for the first time. 

This is something that's been demanded by members of the game's online community since it was launched back in February, but there's a slight catch. 

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Apex Legends will be able to battle alone with the new Solos mode.

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The developers announced the news on August 6 using the official Apex Twitter account and revealed that it will be limited time mode, as seen in the tweet below. 

While this might not be exactly what people were looking for in terms of an immediate change, it could foreshadow the arrival of a Solos mode in the future. 

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Limited Time Modes (LTMs) have become really popular with battle royale games such as Fortnite, PUBG and others, but this one will more than certainly be met with increased optimism from fans of Apex. 

Hopeful players might be thinking this looks to be a perfect way for Respawn to test a different way of playing, before announcing something more permanent later down the line, but there has been no official word on any plans to do that as of yet. 

The new Solos LTM is set to run from August 13 - August 27.

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Respawn previously promised the "most fan requested" feature since launch would be coming soon... Is this it?

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Solos could be here to stay! (Update)

Respawn have since taken to Reddit to communicate with players, with comments suggesting that Solos could actually be much more than an LTM, but potentially here to stay. 

"On 8/13 we'll be trying out a Solos Mode in Apex for a limited time," a dev posted on the Apex Legends subreddit. "We'll talk more about Solos when it's live and you've had a chance to play it. For now we're going to put it out there and see what happens and what kind of feedback we get."

This all but confirms that the upcoming LTM will be used as somewhat of a trial period and, depending on feedback, could be something the team pursues moving forward. 

Expect more news to land on the day of the LTM's release. 

Last updated on August 6, 2019 at 14:50 (EST).