With the beginning of The Old Ways event, Respawn added Duos to Apex Legends, the primary everlasting mode to return to the battle royale sport because the addition of Ranked in Season 2: Battle Charge. Both Solos and Duos have appeared in Apex Legends as limited-time modes earlier than, although Respawn says that the previous is unlikely to be completely added to the sport like Duos has.
“When we introduced Solos as a limited-time mode last year we saw it actually negatively impacted the game, especially when it came to new player retention,” Respawn writes in The Old Ways update patch notes. “We’ve also purposely designed legends and their abilities to compliment teamplay and squad composition, but when played solo some legend abilities become useless.”
That mentioned, Respawn added that the group hasn’t fully given up on the concept of a single-player mode and can proceed “exploring ways to allow a solo experience.” No additional particulars had been offered.
The Old Ways replace provides a number of different everlasting options to Apex Legends as nicely, together with a map rotation system. Though Ranked mode will stay on one map at a time (on this case, it is at present on Season 2 Kings Canyon following Season 4: Assimilation’s ranked series split), the Play Apex playlist will rotate via a number of completely different maps. For now, Play Apex (in each Trios and Duos mode) will rotate between Season 2 Kings Canyon, After Dark Kings Canyon, and Season 4 World’s Edge.
The map rotations happen each 90 minutes, although Respawn writes will probably be “tweaking” the tempo because the developer research the information. Additionally, Respawn will likely be “introducing other versions of previously released Kings Canyon and World’s Edge maps into the rotation from time to time to keep it fresh.” Currently, the lacking maps are pre-season Kings Canyon, Season 1 Kings Canyon, Fight or Fright Kings Canyon, Season 3 World’s Edge, and Holo-Day Bash World’s Edge although Respawn hasn’t revealed which–if any–of these maps will finally be added to the Play Apex rotation.
The Old Ways makes a number of changes to characters too–most notably giving Revenant a terrifyingly large buff and making Lifeline into a more supportive teammate–as nicely as including new epic and legendary cosmetics and a Bloodhound-themed town takeover to World’s Edge.
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