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When are solos and duos coming back to Apex Legends?

by Andy Williams
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After brief tastes, Apex Legends fans have been left wondering when they’ll able to play solo and duo games again. So, here’s what we know.

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While Apex Legends holds its own in the battle royale genre, its rival title, Fortnite offers an array of game modes for players to indulge in. From solos, duos and four-man squad modes all being an integral part of Epic Games' battle royale, Apex Legends sets itself apart by just using a trios mode as its core game type.

Of course, this is ideal when you only need to rock up to a server with you and two other comrades. But, after fans have had a taste of the solos and duos in the Apex Games, the question on the tip of everyone's tongue is when they will return.

In fact, it’s been a question ever since the game launched back in February, but Respawn Entertainment have been monitoring things.

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Apex Legends fans have been asking for a solos mode ever since release.

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Will are solos coming back to Apex Legends?

Prior to the Iron Crown event in August, we had not received a solos mode in Apex Legends. The developers revealed that they were taking feedback on if the mode would return in a future LTM or as a permanent fixture.

Since this was set before Season 3 welcomed a new map and finally added Crypto to the roster of Legends, it is unsure whether a solos game mode is set to make an appearance on World's Edge.

The Fight or Fright event, which came as part of the Shadowfall LTM, was technically a solos mode. However, it’s not the way many players want it to be, as it’s not the same as the typical battle royale mode where you brawl it out to be crowned the Apex Games' champion.

In terms of future plans, it looks as though Respawn will be sticking to their guns and will be looking to implement solos in the form of a limited-time event — since that's how all experimental changes have been filtered into the playlist thus far. Given that the developers have stuck close to their three-man squad roots with the Winter Express LTM, perhaps solos will be next in the rotation?

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The Winter Express LTM provides a new element to squad-on-squad combat.

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Will are duos coming back to Apex Legends?

In terms of a duos mode, we caught a glimpse of how that would work in the Apex Games back in November. After its grand debut, duos went down a treat among the battle royale's faithful following and has left fans craving more.

Since the duos mode added a new fast-paced element to World's Edge, it was a welcomed changed to the current conservative meta which is currently sported in trios on the new map.

While there has been no official word from the devs on when duos is set to make its triumphant return to the playlist, fans have called out for duos to be a permanent feature moving forward. One Reddit user listed a ruck of pros associated to the game mode, which was lapped up and received north of 4.2k upvotes on the Apex Legends' subreddit.

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From adding more manageable (2-vs-1) clutch scenarios in duos, to the intense one-on-one player combat that comes with solos, there is a clear demand for an additional game mode to be integrated into Apex Legends.

Either way, if Respawn does decide to change course and finally give fans what they want, you’ll be able to find everything you need to know right here on Dexerto.