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How to play Duos mode in Apex Legends

Published: 5/Nov/2019 15:14 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 15:31

by Connor Bennett

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Respawn Entertainment are finally giving fans what they want – a duos mode in Apex Legends. So, here’s what you need to know about playing it.

One thing that sets Apex Legends apart from it’s rivals in Fortnite, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and Call of Duty: Blackout is the fact that the game is, really, only playable as a trio. 

There have been ways to play as a solo player, with a catch of course, as well as duos, but they’ve never struck around for too long. However, with the Fight or Fright event coming to an end, something must take the place of the Shadowfall limited-time mode, and it will be duos. So, how will you be able to play?

Respawn Entertainment / EAApex games are usually competed in by teams of three.

Quite simply, once the update for Apex Legends goes live at around 7PM GMT/11AM PT/2PM EST, and 8PM CET, the duos mode should be able as a selectable playlist. 

This means that once your download has finished, hop into Apex Legends, grab your wingman, and select the Duos game type. From there, you’ll have one person to watch your back inside World’s Edge – unless you select Mirage, then you’ll have a few decoys as well.

How long the mode will last as a playlist, however, remains to be seen as Respawn have been coy about the length of time that it will be available.

In their annoucement tweet, the developers simply noted that it would be for a limited time, so players will have to wait until they say it’s coming to a close before they start heading back into trios lobbies.

While duos mode has been a highly-requested feature, the wait for it’s permanent addition – alongside a solo mode – rumbles on. 

Respawn have noted in the past that they would be judging how the community reacts to limited-time modes when making a decision over what stays and goes in multiplayer, so another positive reaction this time around could see it stay for a little while yet. 

Until then, though, make sure you and your duo partner of choosing are ready to become Apex Champions during this limited run.

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Revenant Heirloom concept would be perfect for Apex Legends

Published: 19/Jan/2021 17:04

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends player has developed an incredible concept for Revenant’s Heirloom. The impressive design is centered around his backstory and would be the perfect signature weapon for the Synthetic Nightmare.

Heirlooms in Apex Legends are extremely rare and difficult to obtain, making them a prized possession. At the time of writing, there are seven Heirlooms in-game with each of them belonging to a specific Legend.

Of course, this means that the appearance of these items has to be absolutely perfect. The Heirloom has to embody the Legend it represents and incorporate aspects of their character and lore into its design.

One character who is still waiting for his Heirloom to be added to the game is Revenant. Well, an Apex Legends player appears to have done Respawn’s work for them with an impressive concept for Revenant’s Heirloom.

Revenant shaving
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Revenant was released into Apex Legends at the start of Season 4.

Impressive Revenant Heirloom concept

The post, made by VerbatumTurtle, includes a detailed and custom made image that reveals the reasons behind each of the design choices.

The Heirloom itself is called ‘Death’s Head Kusarigama’ and is modeled in the shape of the traditional Japanese weapon. At the base of the Heirloom is Revenant’s signature skull, inspired by his ‘Death Totem’ ultimate ability.

Attached to the skull is a chain that represents his “past life… a life where he experienced pain, and death.” This is no doubt a reference to Revenant’s life as a normal human before he was transformed by Syndicate and Hammond Robotics.

Finally, on the end of the chain, the design incorporates a modified version of Revenents’s straight edge shaver. This is a direct reference to the Season 4 cinematic that sees Revenant using a shaver from his past life as a robot. The artifact serves as a reminder of what he once had and everything that has been taken from him.

It’s fair to say VerbatumTurtle has created an incredible Heirloom that any Revenant main would be thrilled to use. The design is not only perfectly themed for the Legend, but it also incorporates aspects of his lore and backstory.

We’re sure Respawn already has their own plans for a Revenant Heirloom, but they have been known to take inspiration from the community before.