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 four limited-time events: the Legendary Hunt, Iron Crown Collection, Voidwalker event, and the recent Fight or Fright Collection—each featuring its own unique game mode.
When the solo mode released alongside the Iron Crown Collection in August, 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 got a taste of the solo mode once more with the release of the Fight or Fright event last month. The Halloween-themed event kicked off on Oct. 15 and introduced the new Shadowfall game mode, in which 35 solo players returned to an “eerily-lit” Kings Canyon. Players respawned as zombie-like creatures and the remaining 10 “living” legends were tasked with fighting their way through the undead horde and evacuating the island on an aircraft.
With the recent addition of the limited-time duos mode, Respawn has yet to reveal if, or when, the solo mode will become a permanent feature.