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PVE mode potentially coming to Apex Legends according to leaks

Published: 20/Mar/2019 12:00 Updated: 20/Mar/2019 14:15

by Paul Cot

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The Apex Legends leaks are coming thick and fast, with the latest suggesting that PVE (player vs environment) options could be coming to the battle royale game.

For those who don’t know, PVE refers to combat with a computer-controlled enemy. These can vary from soldiers, animals and monsters. It is the latter that would tie in with Apex Legends the best.

Among other findings, a recent data mine has unearthed the potential addition of PVE combat, but little can be gleaned from the files other than their existence.

Is a PVE mode coming to Apex Legends soon?

However, the file names include the PVE prefix followed by “button”, “cannon”, “hub”, “matchcandy” and “squad”. Theoretically a file can be named anything and provide an entirely different purpose.

With that said, the most interesting of these are cannon and matchcandy. This could suggest the potential for a cannon within the game (to kill computer-controlled enemies) and a reward for doing so, in reference to the matchcandy name.

It is also possible these files are given vague names to minimize the information or even intentionally throw data miners off.

Alternatively, these could be files from Titanfall 2 or the scrapped Titanfall 3 (which became Apex Legends) which have found their way into the Apex Legends code.

Nevertheless, if a PVE addition to Apex Legends is coming in the future, it highlights the big plans EA and Respawn have for the incredibly popular battle royale game.

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Apex Legends players want “throwback weekends” with old versions of maps

Published: 5/Dec/2020 22:33

by Julian Young

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After getting to experience a previous version of World’s Edge in the Winter Express LTM, Apex Legends players want Respawn to introduce “throwback” releases of the game’s maps for them to enjoy.

With Apex Legends’ Holo-Day Bash event in full swing, players have gotten a chance to experience the fan-favorite Winter Express limited-time mode once again, which is set on an older version of World’s Edge.

That version of the map is no longer available in the rotation, of course, but after getting another taste of it in the LTM, the Apex community is asking the developers for more.

“Respawn should give us ‘Throwback Weekends,’ a weekend where a previous iteration of a map is in rotation all weekend long,” Reddit user u/NizzyDeniro suggested.”

Respawn should give us "Throwback Weekends". A Weekend where a Previous Iteration of a Map is in rotation all Weekend long. from apexlegends

Basically, the fan is asking the devs to create a new rotation available on weekends, called “Throwback Weekends,” each one featuring a version of Kings Canyon or World Edge from previous seasons.

Since its launch in February of 2019, both maps have undergone various flurries of changes over the past two years, with numerous popular landing spots and points of interest being revamped, or in some cases, completely removed.

The original Capital City on World’s Edge and Skull Town on Kings Canyon are just examples of iconic locations that players want to enjoy again but can’t because they’re not in the maps’ current iterations. Some players even suggested bringing back content from the original Apex Legends release, with one user saying “Can I get a season 0 Kings Canyon please.”

Apex Legends Kings Canyon Skull Town
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Players want Respawn to bring back old versions of the game’s maps, like Season 0 King’s Canyon.

The post has been well-received, amassing almost 20,000 upvotes as well as hundreds of replies expressing support of the idea. While some expressed doubts on whether this is feasible due to issues of file size and other considerations, the community seems to be overwhelmingly on-board with the suggestion.

One user pointed out that bringing back old maps could help the player base, saying “I think it will bring lots of people online too. Can you imagine Season 3 Cap City now with the new legends?”

The idea could also benefit newer players: “I just started playing the middle of last season. I would love to go back and get to play some of the old maps,” a user said in reply to the concept.

Unfortunately, no one from Respawn has commented or replied to this request yet, despite its growing popularity, so there’s no indication this is in the devs’ plans for now.