Apex data miner teases upcoming September Soiree limited-time modes

Players may finally be able to drop into Skull Town again.

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Apex Legends’ September Soiree will give fans a new limited-time mode every week and a data miner has already cracked the new modes that are on the way. Shrugtal, one of the most proficient data miners in the Apex community, uncovered the upcoming LTMs.

The September Soiree is on hold after Respawn suspended the DUMMIEs Big Day mode earlier this week due to a game-breaking bug. Once the event resumes, fans may see the return of three limited-time modes: Armed and Dangerous, Kings Canyon After Dark, and LIVE. DIE. LIVE., according to Shrugtal.

The celebrations kicked off this week with the DUMMIEs Big Day mode, which had players choose firing range dummies instead of legends. All dummies have the same skillset, with a tactical ability that drops a random loot item and an ultimate that can have one of three effects: dropping a loot piñata, an area heal, or sending out a handful of decoys.

Armed and Dangerous will reportedly follow DUMMIEs Big Day in the rotation, according to Shrugtal. The limited-time mode only lets players use shotguns and snipers to fight their way to victory. It first appeared in Apex in the Voidwalker event but it’s made a few comebacks, including the Armed and Dangerous Evolved variant, which gave all players Evo Shields.

After Armed and Dangerous, players can get a blast from the past with Kings Canyon After Dark. The limited-time mode is a nighttime version of Kings Canyon and was a playable map after Apex introduced its map rotation. The mode will take place in the season two version of Kings Canyon, which still included Skull Town, according to Shrugtal.

The final mode in the rotation is LIVE. DIE. LIVE., which shakes up how respawns work in the game. Instead of using beacons to bring squadmates back into the fight, players will automatically respawn on their living teammates. The mode synergizes well with the newly-introduced crafting feature. Acquired materials aren’t lost on death, which gives players a means to gear up after respawning if they come across a replicator.

Despite the upcoming limited-time mode rotation, Respawn put the Soiree on hold and pressed pause on the DUMMIEs Big Day mode due to a glitch that caused server crashes. It’s unclear how the delay will affect the schedule for the Soiree, which was expected to run throughout September and into the first week of October.


Pedro Peres
Pedro is Dot Esports' Lead Destiny Writer. He's been a freelance writer since 2019, and legend has it you can summon him by pinging an R-301 or inviting him to run a raid in Destiny 2 (though he probably has worse RNG luck than the D2 team combined). When he's not shooting Dregs, you can see him raising the dead in Diablo IV, getting third-partied in DMZ, or failing a stealth heist in Payday 3. Find his ramblings on his Twitter @ggpedroperes.

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