Apex Legends leaks reveal how upcoming private match feature will work - Dexerto
Apex Legends

Apex Legends leaks reveal how upcoming private match feature will work

Published: 15/Jan/2020 1:32

by Alan Bernal

Share


The new event in Apex Legends loaded a ton of files for dataminers to explore, some of which gave a breakdown of how the anticipated Tournament Match system works.

Esports and casual players have been waiting for the devs to introduce more features in Apex Legends which Respawn are starting to deliver on all fronts.

With the release of the Grand Soirée event for the battle royale, there are tons of reasons to get hyped for the state of the game. Respawn included new LTMs, bug fixes and more, though there are other reasons to get hyped.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Tournament Mode gives Apex Legends tourney’s a powerful tool to organize games.

One of the new features that the update added was access to private matches and tournaments, but unless you’re an Apex partner, you’d still be in the dark about its functionality.

Dataminers ‘iLootGames’ and ‘That1MiningGuy’ took a peek into what appears to be the processes for how this new feature will function, leaking the info from back-end game files.

According to the backend files, a tournament can hold the standard 60 players per match, but it will also have rooms for up to five spectators. No XP or challenge progression will be earned in Tournament matches, but that’s to be expected.

via iLootGames Twitter

For those with permission to access the mode, they’ll have to use their Tournament Admin Code to create a match, with other players using their Tournament Participation Code to join it.

From within the Admin can decide if they want to give players permission to assign themselves to a team, or be assigned for them.

From there, team names can be edited and customized as they see fit.

via That1MiningGuy Twitter

via That1MiningGuy Twitter

Even though there aren’t any plans to release the Tournament Mode to the public as of yet, players now have a better picture of how the internal workings play out.

Respawn Entertainment have been playing catch-up with their battle royale since it became instantly popular following its February 2019 release.

Within months of Apex being on the market, the devs were bombarded with requests for bug fixes, improvements, and new features.

Voices were especially strong for the budding esports scene; players, orgs, and tournament organizers wanted the devs to implement tools within Apex that facilitated a competitive scene that was building off the already massive levels of hype the game had.

The response was slow, but at least Respawn are starting to pick up the pieces to provide a better experience for both casual and competitive environments.

Apex Legends

Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal

Share


Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

apex legends winter express ltm

He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.