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Leak: Apex Legends squad missions and challenges coming soon?

Published: 20/Mar/2019 10:06 Updated: 20/Mar/2019 10:43

by Paul Cot

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The Apex Legends leaks keep coming following the release of the Season 1 ‘Wild Frontier’ update. The latest leak suggests that squad missions could be coming soon to the popular game.

Apex Legends Season 1 went live yesterday (March 19). Despite a new season to grind, and a new legend to boot, Apex Legends players are still craving leaks as to what the future could hold for EA’s battle royale game.

Dataminers are hard at work and one of the latest findings suggests squad missions could be coming soon. While details of such a feature remain sparse, their existence within the code is noteworthy.

It will be interesting to see what squad missions entail.

The files in question seem to relate to squad missions which overlay Apex Legends’ main HUD. More specifically it looks like there is a squad mission HUD which can either be displayed or hidden and a further screen highlighting progress of said squad mission.

Another reference to missions points to a mission select button, although this doesn’t appear to be specific to squads. These could potentially relate to individual challenges like we see in Fortnite Battle Royale.

These files don’t guarantee a squad mission or challenge feature will be coming to Apex Legends but the fact they are in the code shows that they could become relevant in the near future.

Information gleaned from datamines tends to have some bearing on the game. However, it should be noted that not every feature found in datamines does make its way into the game.

Apex Legends is still in its relative infancy as a game but the hype around Season 1 and the demand for leaks shows it is now a mainstay in the battle royale genre.

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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.