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Apex Legends Shadowfall LTM leaked: Night map survival mode

Published: 2/Oct/2019 9:51 Updated: 2/Oct/2019 17:24

by Calum Patterson

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More details about the leaked Halloween event in Apex Legends has been revealed following the Season 3 update, including a first look at a new LTM (limited-time mode) called ‘Shadowfall’, set on a night map.

Descriptions for the Shadowfall mode have been found in the game files by data miners, believed to be part of the Halloween event called ‘Fight or Fright’, presumably coming later in October.

The mode will see players drop in solo, but when they are eliminated, they will join the “Shadow Squad” – a growing team who can attack living players with melee attacks.

A night version of Kings Canyon

The leaked files appear to confirm that Kings Canyon will be used for the Shadowfall mode, with the description stating: “For a limited time, a warped version of the Apex games will be hosted at night in an abandoned Kings Canyon.”

The host of these mysterious games is known only as “the Revenant”. The description of the mode in the leaked game files, courtesy of @That1MiningGuy, explains how it will work:

“Solo Legends fight to the death but with a dark twist – when Legends die, they are reborn on the “Shadow Squad”, an ever-growing faction of dark Legends who return from the dead to haunt their living counterparts with increased mobility and brutal melee attacks. The last 10 Living Legends will join forces to try to escape while the Shadow Squad attempts to stop them at all costs.”

There is also mention of an Evac Ship in the leaked files, which is presumably how the 10 surviving legends will escape.

A first teaser of the mode was also found in a leaked video file by leaker @RealApexLeaks, which shows the shadow squad legends running incredibly fast, and a demonic version of the Leviathans.

Although there’s no official release date for this event yet, it will presumably drop either just before Halloween, or on the day itself, and hopefully run into the start of November.

It’s worth noting that the event itself hasn’t been confirmed yet, and these leaked game files are subject to change in development.

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

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal

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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.”

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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.