Datamined Apex Legends files hint at new modes and spectators

This month, Respawn Entertainment — now owned by EA — launched a battle royale experience called Apex Legends. There were rumors that it would be a free-to-play version of Titanfall, but it's more along the lines of Overwatch than anything else. The game seems to take place in the Titanfall universe, but it doesn't feature mechs or any other towering contraptions you can control. It's a standard run-and-gun shooter, where each character has various special abilities.

According to a report by VG247, there are more modes coming to Apex Legends very soon. The first datamined finding states that "Survival" mode will feature spectators and other characters which will cheer players on. It sounds a lot like The Hunger Games to be honest.

A replay system may also be in the works. Right now, you can't view how your were killed, or how you killed someone. Kill replay systems are common in many shooters like the Call of Duty series, so hopefully it'll be added to Apex Legends very soon. Respawn was founded by developers from Infinity Ward.

"Recruit" mode may be like Halo's "Zombie" mode. If you're killed, you become a part of the other team and have to hunt the remaining players who were once your comrades.

Right now you have to partner with a squad to play the game. However, datamined information suggests that the ability to play alone or with just one more player may be coming soon. However, keep in mind that the files may just be remnants of scrapped ideas. New playable heroes were also listed.

As with any such leak, take it with a grain of salt until we receive official confirmation. We should know more about what's new in the coming weeks because a major patch is expected to drop in March.

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  • Please don't break the formula that makes this game fun. Modes divide the playerbase. And allowing solo players? The current design is better. Don't fix it, it isn't broken.
  • Agreed; add more maps, more characters, more cosmetics, killcam is ok, but keep the core relatively the same.
  • I have to agree no solos and quads is great. Trios seems to work fantastically. I do however find myself longing for a TeamDeath match version from time to time though. Mainly just to practice for the main event.
  • A training room, similar to Overwatch, would be awesome too.
  • Just for wait for halo 6 to come out for team slayer(deathmatch). Not to mention it will include local splitscreen support as well.
  • Actually a solo mode would contradict the way this game has been made to be played, it's a team based game, the revival mechanism is what make this game solid and fresh, in a solo mode this wouldn't have any purpose.