Apex Legends is getting a Solo mode, four years after devs said no

Apex Legends is getting a Solo mode, four years after devs said no
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Written by 

Jack Marsh


1st May 2024 17:30

Finally, Apex Legends might be entering the Rainbow Six arc, where the characters and meta combinations are so convoluted that new players are being put off downloading in fear that they're too far behind the learning curve to survive in the Outlands.

But that won't be the case in Season 21, as Apex Legends is rolling back the years and deciding to give players a fresh start in a fresh game mode.

Apex Legends Solos and Quads are reportedly landing in the new update, where players will have to learn an entirely new way of operating.

Apex Legends Solos set to arrive in Season 21

If you don't remember Solos ever being in Apex Legends, you can be excused. It's been a whopping five years since the game mode was first released.

However, despite previously claiming otherwise, Respawn Entertainment has now confirmed on its website that Solos is coming in Season 21 alongside the new legend Alter.

However, the information on how Solos will work remains limited.

"Break the rules in Apex Legends: Upheaval with Solos Takeover, new Legend Alter, a shattered Broken Moon, customizable Apex Artifacts, and more," is the only nugget of knowledge shared by the developers so far.

Interestingly, Respawn only "confirmed" that solos would never return in February of this year, having been batting these questions away for four years. 

According to Game Informer, Lead Legend Designer Devan McGuire said last month, "This is a squad-based game, and that's why you don't see solos. We had that experiment a long time ago, and we're not bringing it back." 

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Four years ago, the devs told players the exact same thing, taking to a blog post to say, "We’ve also purposely designed Legends and their abilities to compliment teamplay and squad composition, but when played Solo some Legend abilities become useless. These are just some of the reasons we decided not to include Solos."

It's not yet sure how the squad-based legends like Lifeline, Wattson, and Gibby will all work, but we guess that doesn't matter. Solos is returning.

Jack Marsh
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Jack Marsh
Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.
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