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Apex Legends to add ‘Community Happy Hour’ and Night Mode according to leaks

Published: 8/Mar/2019 11:57 Updated: 8/Mar/2019 12:43

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends data miners have dug into the games files and revealed that the game is set to receive a night mode and a ‘community happy hour’ with an upcoming update.

Over 50 million players have dropped in at least once in search of a victory since the game’s release on February 4 – sending the title skyrocketing to the top of the gaming world.

As the game grows in popularity, data miners and leakers are doing their best to reveal Respawn Entertainment’s plans for the future earlier than initially planned – with plenty of fakes and concepts thrown in there for good measure. However, Twitter user @AustinScriver looks to have uncovered two new additions to the game. 

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers continue to jump on board the Apex hype train as its popularity soars.

Fans who had already conceptualized a ‘night mode’ in the game may just be getting their wish after all. After data miners dug into the games files, code has been discovered for something that would resemble a ‘night mode’ – with code that scripts a changing of the time from day to night and vice versa.

Players have painted King’s Canyon red in the daytime since the game was released on February 4, but playing in the dark has been a feature that other battle royales, such as PUBG and Fortnite, have included for some time. Now, Apex looks set to follow that path too.

In addition to the night mode, a ‘community happy hour’ code has also been uncovered, however, it is much less unclear what this would entail upon release.

The only readable piece of code that is displayed in the leaked image shows that the happy hour has an end timer for hours, minutes and seconds. This may have something to do with a possible Double XP event or even double drops for players. 

However, that is purely speculation until official word is released. 

There is currently no official confirmation on a release date for these additions. It’s possible that they could be arriving with the start of Apex Legends Season 1 – which is rumored to get underway at some point in March. 

The seasonal based content will have a battle pass element, with both the night mode and community happy hour both possibly being linked to that in some way. 

This is all, of course, purely speculation and there’s no guarantee that these additions will even make an appearance in the game for one reason or another. 

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Apex Legends dev confirms Pathfinder grapple change coming in Season 7

Published: 23/Oct/2020 10:09

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends dev has confirmed that Pathfinder’s grapple cooldown is set to undergo a change once the Season 7 patch drops. 

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, Respawn Entertainment have made changes to each character – be it to make them a more viable option to use, or to bring them back down to earth because they’re too powerful.

These changes typically come at the start of a new season, but when something seems out of place – like Pathfinder’s long grapple cooldown that has caused the pick rate of the typically extremely popular character to dip quite a bit. 

With Season 6 drawing to a close, a change for the cooldown on Pathfinder’s grapple has been the biggest talking point after it was changed from the typical 15 seconds to around 40 seconds.

Pathfinder using the grapple in Apex Legends
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Pathfinder mains have been begging for a change to his grapple cooldown.

Players have begged Respawn for changes for some time, but with Season 6 drawing to a close, they’ll have to wait until the new season for a change. 

Responding to fan questions on Reddit, Apex Legends dev Daniel Klein confirmed that Pathfinder’s cooldown is in the works. “This patch!” Klein said, responding to a question about changes to the cooldown. “To be clear, that’s the Season 7 patch, coming soon.”

While Klein has given lengthy answers in the past about changes coming to Apex, he didn’t add anything else to his Pathfinder answers, instead, moving to answer questions about other changes as well as detailing why wall-running wouldn’t work in Apex.

Screenshot of Reddit comments
Screenshot via Reddit
Klein confirmed the changes on Reddit.

On top of the change to Pathfinder, Klein also confirmed that Octane is set for a “tiny buff” with the start of Season 7. Though, he did not hint at what the change to the adrenaline junkie would be. 

However, there isn’t all that long left in terms of a wait to see what Respawn has in store with Season 7. Unless there is a last-minute delay or change, the new patch is set to drop on November 4.