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Apex Legends data-mining reveals new characters and game modes

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Apex Legends! The battle royale du jour to some people, but a sign of what the genre is capable of being to many others. Respawn Entertainment’s hit freemium last man standing simulator is still doing fantastic numbers currently, and that’s a for a game which has merely just begun to find its stride. Much like its nearest competitor Fortnite, Apex Legends is designed to be enhanced and augmented with other modes, some of which may be on the way soon in the form of solo and duo competition.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

According to some digging done by Dataminers and Real Apex Leaks, even more content is slated to appear. New Legends to play as, more cosmetic content, and the aforementioned modes are a given, but it’s the reference to a Survival mode that sounds particularly interesting. The files indicate that this mode will feature spectator and commentator NPCs giving players some crowd support, but other than that there’s little else to discuss.

A replay system is also slated to be added to Apex Legends, highlighting moments of glory for those players who actually manage to get a few shots off before some maniac running aimbot hacks zeroes in on your head. As for the new legends mentioned earlier? It looks like the rumour points to new characters by the names of Octane and Wattson, who bring a “Stim” ability and a Tesla trap to the map.

Lastly, there was also mention of a Recruit game mode, and this one sounds like a game changer to me. Basically, players will be able to revive downed players on the field, add them to their team and slowly grow an army that takes control of the entire map. The mode will have three teams of 20 players at max, with the last team standing being the overall winner:

Some interesting new changes ahead then for Apex Legends! New content arrives later in March, when the game launches a battle pass that’ll help support it for the long run of its lifetime.

Last Updated: February 19, 2019

14 Comments

  1. Happy that they are making money. They will need it to make my Titanfall 3!

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  2. Kromas

    February 19, 2019 at 12:36

    Seems people are so happy they are completely ignoring the fact that while playing Apex Legends you are revealing your real name.

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    • G8crasha

      February 19, 2019 at 12:37

      Huh….

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      • Kromas

        February 19, 2019 at 12:41

        PC players real names are being revealed because of a default setting on Origin that has never been an issue till Apex Legends so you can find out who teabagged you and where they live and stalk them.

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        • G8crasha

          February 19, 2019 at 12:41

          Got it. So why haven’t they patched this yet?

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          • Kromas

            February 19, 2019 at 13:16

            I am sure it will be patched within the next 2 weeks or so.

        • Gavin Mannion

          February 19, 2019 at 12:59

          Good

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  3. Magoo

    February 19, 2019 at 13:16

    Only updates I’m really waiting for are stability/performance fixes and solo queue. Would be nice to get a “rejoin match” feature for all the unexplained crashes that a lot of people are having.

    It’s going to be interesting to see what they prioritize over the next few weeks.

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      February 19, 2019 at 13:41

      I cannot stress how much I don’t want Solo queue in Apex. One of it’s best selling points is having distinct heroes aka legends, and how they all compliment each other. Solo play will completely take that away, and you’ll end up with everybody either picking characters whose abilities are the most attuned to dps or stealth and nothing else.

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      • Magoo

        February 19, 2019 at 14:00

        You don’t have to participate. Why do you want to take it away from me? 🙁 I’d much rather play squads with friends than solo. But much rather play solo than squads with randoes.

        Even though the abilities do compliment each other, they are all still useful in solo play. None actually become redundant.

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      • GooseZA

        February 20, 2019 at 07:12

        Agreed. Literally everyone will pick Wraith I reckon.

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        • Dresden

          February 20, 2019 at 07:27

          You reckon? I personally don’t like playing her. Think Bloodhound is far more valuable, in solo mode even more so I would think.

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  4. G8crasha

    February 19, 2019 at 12:36

    I love the Recruit Mode idea. I guess they will have to use a ticket system, total score system, or limited number of respawns to prevent the game going on for too long. Personally, I think I’ll only jump into the game when the Solo game mode is released. I don’t have the patience to play with randoms!

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  5. Gavin Mannion

    February 19, 2019 at 12:59

    I love the idea of recruiting downed players to be on your side, that could be awesome fun

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