Update: Respawn has patched this method of earning the 20-kill badge, meaning you’ll have to earn it the hard way, by actually killing 20 other live players.
The tips below still apply to killing normal players in the Shadowfall LTM, but you won’t be able to use them on the Shadow Squad now.
The new limited-time mode in Apex Legends has provided a far simpler method to attain one of the more difficult badges in the game.
From spooky cosmetics to all new challenges and even the limited-time Shadowfall mode. This new mode puts 35 solo players in a night-time version of Kings Canyon to do battle with a unique twist.
Upon being eliminated in the Shadowfall mode, players respawn an infinite number of times as a shadow. While shadows are unable to use abilities or fire their weapons, they have increased movement speed and ridiculous melee power that allows them to threaten the remaining survivors.
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With only 50HP once in the shadow realm, Apex Legends players have discovered a considerably easier method of acquiring the rare 20-kill badges.
One of the more challenging badges in the game, finding 20 kills in a single match was no easy feat for the majority of the Apex player-base, but this new limited-time mode has provided a much simpler path.
Eliminating shadows counts among the 20 kills, and with only 50HP per shadow, it has become much easier to acquire the once-elusive badges.
If you make it to the final 10 survivors, the objective switches and tasks you with making it to an evac ship to flee the area. Throughout this period, 25 other players are weak shadows that will all be crowded in close proximity to the ship.
As demonstrated by Reddit user ‘gmoneydab,’ saving grenades and arc stars to spam at the sea of shadows can net you plenty of eliminations with relative ease.
While certain fans are upset at just how easily attainable one of the more challenging badges in the game has now become, it is worth keeping in mind that the limited-time mode will soon disappear on November 5.