What Is Apex Legends Gun Run?

What Is Apex Legends Gun Run?
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Tarran Stockton

Published 

7th Feb 2023 12:39

You may want to know, what is Apex Legends Gun Run? Apex Legends routinely features limited-time events during its seasons, which typically offer new cosmetics, store items, and game modes. Gun Run is an example of this, which was initially added as part of Season 14's Beasts of Prey event. If you want an explainer of the Apex Legends Gun Run mode, along with information on when it's available to play, we've got you covered.

What Is Apex Legends Gun Run?

What Is Apex Legends Gun Run?
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Gun Run is Apex Legends' take on the iconic Gun Game mode that's been featured in various first-person shooters for over two decades, starting with CounterStrike 1.6 back in the day.

The premise of Gun Game is fairly simple, you face off against other players and each time you earn a kill, your gun changes, with the winner being the first person to work through every gun that's part of the rotation. While Gun Run is essentially the same, Apex puts its own slightly different spin on it.

In Gun Run, there are four teams of three Legends that compete against each other. It works mostly the same as Gun Game, with there being a set progression of guns to work through, but due to you having teammates, the way you work through them is different.

For example, if you are on the fourth weapon and the leading teammate is on the sixth weapon, if you get a kill, you will jump to the seventh-tier weapon instead. This keeps teams fairly close together in terms of weapon progression, while also avoiding the problem of needing every player to get the same amount of kills to score a win.

The max tier of weapon is 25, where you will receive a throwing knife. A team just needs one player to get a kill with this to earn the win.

  • Make sure you also take a look at our Apex Legends tier list for the current season, so you know who the best Legends are.

Is Apex Legends Gun Run Currently Available?

Is Apex Legends Gun Run Currently Available?
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Gun Run is not in the current rotation of game modes, and so far it's only been a limited-time mode on two occasions. It was first available from September 20 to October 4, 2022, and then from October 11 to October 18, 2022.

However, we know the Gun Run mode is set to make a return as part of Apex Legends Season 16, with the new Mixtape playlist, which features a rotation of Control, Gun Run, and the new Team Deathmatch mode.

The Mixtape playlist is set to be added to the game on March 7, 2023, meaning players have roughly a month of waiting as of writing this.

That's all for our explainer of the Apex Legends Gun Run mode, and now you know exactly how it works, along with when it's expected to return to the game.

We also have a breakdown of how to find the Apex Legends Firing Range Easter eggs, if you want to go secret hunting.

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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