Respawn Entertainment introduced Apex Legends‘ solo mode with the launch of the Iron Crown Collection event in August, and the game mode was an instant hit across the battle royale’s fanbase. With the its departure from live servers, however, many fans have been left wondering when the solo venture will make its return to Apex.
Over the past couple of months, Respawn has added a new rotating game mode for each Apex’s events. So far, the battle royale has celebrated three limited-time events: the Legendary Hunt, Iron Crown Collection, and the Voidwalker event—each featuring its own unique game mode.
When the solo mode released, Respawn said that the company was undecided on whether the game mode would be a permanent addition to the game or just another event-exclusive game mode. In the 1.16 patch notes, the Apex developer mentioned that it was collecting feedback and monitoring “healthy matchmaking” before deciding if the game mode was to return.
Players will get yet another taste of the solo mode with the release of the Fight or Fright event next week, however. The Halloween-themed event kicks off on Oct. 15 and will introduce the new Shadowfall game mode, in which 35 solo players will return to an “eerily-lit” Kings Canyon. Players respawn as zombie-like creatures and the remaining 10 “living” legends will be tasked with fighting their way through the undead horde and evacuating the island on an aircraft.
The mode will be temporary and will leave live servers when the event ends on Nov. 5. Respawn has yet to reveal if, or when, the solo mode will become a permanent feature.