A renowned Apex Legends dataminer has leaked details of an upcoming Limited Time Mode in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale title that could hint at huge armor changes coming to the game in the future.
As with any battle royale game, the debate surrounding RNG – or, the randomness of certain events occurring – is an everlasting one.
Many players, especially competitive players, believe one way the randomness can be reduced is through how players collect shields, and this LTM might be the perfect litmus test to see how Respawn can make the playing field more even.
As popular leaker iLootGames explains in his latest video, there appears to be a special LTM arriving on Friday, April 24, on World’s Edge.
It’s not clear what the LTM will be named, but it will have phases that last up to four days each, with players spawning in with gear before they even land.
The point of the mode is that players spawn with progressively better armor during each phase of the event, as well as a pistol – similar to how Call of Duty’s new BR, Warzone, works, reducing the chances of players being caught short as soon as they land.
The first phase of the event launches on April 24 at 10am PST (1pm EST/6pm BST), and players will spawn with basic level 1 armor, unable to collect any armor at all while actually in-game.
The second phase starts on April 27, with players spawning with level 2 armor, the third on April 29 with level 3 armor and, finally, between May 1 and May 5, players will spawn with their pistol and Evo shields.
It appears that Respawn want to use this to test whether set spawn gear, such as shields and pistols, could actually be beneficial to the game – and this might change Apex Legends as we know it entirely.