Respawn Entertainment have teased Apex Legends players with a cryptic announcement, revealing that the “most fan-requested feature” since the launch of the game is coming, and very soon.
Released without warning on February 4, Apex Legends was an instant hit, and has continued to evolve over the months to address players’ wants and needs.
With Season 2 now underway, which brought with it a ranked mode and an improved battle pass, developers at Respawn entertainment are already gearing up for the next season.
However, there are still a few months of Season 2 to go, and in that time Respawn have in-game events planned, as revealed in EA’s quarter 1 fiscal report.
As well as outlining that Season 3 will be their most ambitious yet, and doubling down on their commitment to a mobile launch, they have teased an event coming “in the next few weeks.”
The new event “will bring new content and deliver one of the most fan-requested features since the launch of Apex.”
So, what could this ‘most requested feature’ be? Here’s some of the possibilities:
If there is one thing that (most) fans have been begging for since release in February, it’s a solo mode. Currently, you can only play in teams of three, and if you’re on your own will be given two random teammates.
The game is designed from the ground-up with 3-person teams in mind, but with every other battle royale offering a solo mode, players have unsurprisingly been asking for it non-stop.
It would render many features of the game effectively useless though, such as respawn beacons, Lifeline’s passive ability and more, but at this point, Apex Legends fans don’t care, and just want to play free-for-all in Kings Canyon.
Another heavily requested feature is cross-play between consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) and PC. Fortnite set the trend by allowing all platforms to play with and against each other, and Respawn have stated their intent to have cross-play in the future.
However, last we heard, cross-play was still some way in the future, and lead dev Drew McColl explained that “If it wasn’t a ginormous amount of effort and work, we’d probably already be doing (cross-play). It’s just one of those things where we’re still a fairly small team so we have to pick and choose our battles.”
These are likely the two most requested features since the release of Apex Legends, but the announcement does say that it is ‘one of the most fan-requested’, leaving it rather ambiguous.
Whatever the new feature is, players won’t have to wait long, with the in-game event expected to begin sometime in August.