Respawn Entertainment previously revealed plans to introduce a “no fill” option in a future update for Apex Legends, and one developer has confirmed this by letting us know when we can expect to see this in Season 8.
Apex Legends have been asking Respawn for a Solos playlist ever since the battle royale came out back in February 2019. We did briefly get a Solos mode as an LTM, but the developers don’t intend to implement one permanently.
However, Respawn did confirm a while back that they are working on a “no fill” option for fans who want to enjoy a game without matching up with random players. Now, one of the developers has given an update on when this feature will arrive in-game.
Respawn confirm “no fill” option for Apex Legends Season 8
In Respawn’s Reddit AMA, back in November, one user asked about their plan to “allow a solo experience”. Apex Design Director Jason ‘Monsterclip’ McCord responded to these questions by assuring fans that a “no fill” option was on the table.
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This would prevent players from getting paired up with other gamers when they join a match. However, this might trap you in 1v2, 1v3, or 1v4 fights if the rest of the lobby is filled with players that don’t have this option activated.
With Season 8’s Mayhem scheduled to drop on February 2, a few fans took to Twitter to ask the devs for an update on this new feature. McCord then told them that while we won’t see it as part of the Season launch, it’s definitely on the way.
“Won’t be S8 launch, but as I said in the reddit AMA it’s on the way,” wrote the developer. “In fact, we’re testing it internally and it’s working, so should be sooner rather than later.”
Based on this, we can probably expect to see it arrive about halfway through Season 8, or hopefully even sooner. This led to a few fans voicing their anticipation in the Twitter thread.
One player stated: “This is going to be amazing. For the team players so the solo sweaty players that break off and die within seconds can go and play by themselves and we’ll get team players in Trios!”
“I remember the solos were great fun to play, but most of all they were beautiful to watch.” added another fan. “I remember a solo tournament was really interesting and very adrenaline-pumping.”
While this is exciting news, a few fans still mentioned that they’re disappointed at the lack of any permanent Solo modes for the game, but Respawn has made it clear that they consider those to be “unhealthy” for the game.
This makes it unclear if we’ll ever see the introduction of those modes to the battle royale, but there might still be hope. A few recent leaks suggest that the developers might be testing out a ranked Solo mode to introduce in Season 8.
However, this hasn’t been verified by the developers so we should take this with a grain of salt. That said, it’s still good to hear that Respawn are adding a no fill feature for fans. Once there are any more updates on this, we’ll be sure to let you know.
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Apex Legends Mobile launch patch notes: Fade, weapon changes, bug fixes, more
Here are the full patch notes for Apex Legends Mobile’s launch, detailing the new Legend Fade, as well as the weapon changes and bug fixes.
Apex Legends Mobile is almost here, and developers have released the launch patch notes detailing the new mobile-exclusive Legend Fade, as well as the weapon changes, bug fixes, and more.
With the success of Call of Duty Mobile and Fortnite on mobile, it’s no surprise that Respawn Entertainment are throwing their hat into the ring with Apex Legends Mobile. The mobile version is almost exactly the same battle royale that Apex players know and love, but with some significant differences.
One of these main differences are the mobile-exclusive Legends, with Fade arriving in Apex Legends Mobile at launch. The launch patch notes are now live ahead of its May 17 release, detailing Fade’s background and abilities, as well as all of the changes made since the last playtest.
- Fade arrives in Apex Legends Mobile
- Weapon changes at Apex Legends Mobile launch
- Apex Legends Mobile launch patch notes
Fade arrives in Apex Legends Mobile
Ignacio ‘Fade’ Huamaní has returned from another dimension, looking for ” justice and redemption in the Apex Games.” His dimension-hopping suit brings powerful new abilities to the game, where Fade can phase back to a previous location and can force everyone in his vicinity to be “unable to deal or receive damage.”
Weapon changes at Apex Legends Mobile launch
As well as introducing the 30-30 Repeater into Apex on mobile, the devs have made significant changes to weaponry for launch, turning the Triple Take and G7 into Marksman Rifles and buffing the Volt.
The Triple Take is now more familiar to players coming from PC and console, with the launch patch notes confirming that it’s been turned into a Marksman Rifle that now uses Energy Ammo. Plus, the G7 Scout is now a Marksman Rifle as well, and the Volt SMG has had its damage and magazine size buffed.
You can check out all of the weapon changes in the full Apex Legends launch patch notes below.
Apex Legends Mobile launch patch notes
NEW LEGEND: Fade
Ignacio Huamaní was the youngest in a family of military-tech hunters. Working together, they made a living “recovering” weaponry and selling it to the highest bidder. As the youngest, he was the lookout, and eager to prove he could handle more. So he took on a contract with a mysterious client, and acquired the suit for him. But it was a trap: his family died, and the suit propelled him into another dimension. It’s been a long journey, but he’s finally back, and ready to find justice and redemption in the Apex Games. He can’t turn back the clock for his family, but on the Battlefield, he is the master of not only his own destiny, but the destiny of those in his crosshairs.
- Passive: Slipstream
- Fade gains a short movement speed boost at the end of his slide.
- Tactical: Flashback
- Fade’s suit rips him backwards through another dimension, phasing him to his previous location.
- Phase Chamber
- Fade throws an activator core from his suit.The resulting explosion phases everyone within the radius for a few seconds making them unable to deal or receive damage.
Advance Training Level
NEW ARENA MAP: OVERFLOW
Things are heating up and Overflow is the perfect map for spicy plays! Tight corners, lanes and flanking opportunities await you and your teammates at Overflow’s unique POIs. Will you be on fire or get burned in this lava-ish new edition to the Arena map pool?
NEW FEATURE: TEAM FILL
Nobody likes a quitter. But now, that’s not such a big deal. Auto team fill is a new feature that will bring players into active games if another player leaves prematurely. (Only active in Team Deathmatch)
Complete challenges to unlock levels and rewards in the Apex Legends Mobile Battlepass. In Apex Legends: Mobile, items are tiered from D to S. Unlock the “Vermin Control” skin for Caustic and the “SOS Signal” for the Kraber just by starting the pass. Along the way, Gibraltar’s “Gentle Giant”, Mirage’s “Graffiti Artist”, “Ready for Impact” Pathfinder and the “Authorized Personnel Only” Havoc. You’ll also earn banner frames, holosprays, emotes, trackers, weapon charms and more.
The Battle Pass also gives players opportunities to unlock Fade. By reaching level 25 in the free Battle Pass or purchasing 10 levels of the premium and then attaining 15 more normal levels, he’ll join the Roster.
CO-OP CLUB MISSIONS & CLUB STORE:
WEAPONS, ATTACHMENTS & GEAR:
- New Weapon: 30-30 Marksman Rifle.
- New Scope: 4x – 10x Thermal imaging Optic
- New Gear: Heatshields
- Replicators will now drop in random locations within the Ring
LEGEND PERK SYSTEM:
- New visual upgrades to the system
- Added Legend rewards to the perk system, earn rewards by completing Legend-specific objectives
- Added a perk planning feature to plot your next move ahead of time
- Added a perk recommendation feature to help you get straight into the action
- Changed ammo type to energy
- Weapon type changed to Marksman Rifle
- Can now equip energy mags and sniper stocks
- Weapon type changed to Marksman Rifle
- Damage increased from 15 -> 17
- Mag size increased to 35
Fully Kitted Weapons
- Removed: Hemlok, Devotion LMG, Mozambique
- Added: Flatline, L-Star, 30-30
- Removed Peacekeeper
- Added Volt SMG
APEX LEGENDS MOBILE IN BELGIUM
Unfortunately, we won’t be publishing Apex Legends™ Mobile in Belgium due to the local regulatory situation around paid random rewards.
BUG FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS
- FPS optimization pass for iPhone 13 or newer devices
- Fixed Gibraltar’s shield bounce while aiming down sights
- Fixed an issue with Gibraltar’s ult not behaving correctly
- Fixed various textural issues on models
- Fixed an issue where Pathfinder’s grappling hook would not disengage
- Fixed an issue that would cause Pathfinder’s grapple hook to interact incorrectly with his model
- Fixed an issue where players would get stuck in dropships if repeatedly tapping their tactical skill
- While active, Mirage’s decoys can now imitate Mirage’s emotes
- Fixed an issue where some railings could not be jumped over.
- Fixed a collision issue that caused throwables to pass through doors if another player is close colliding with it.
- Red weapons will now automatically pick up ammunition.
- Fixed some out of bounds areas on World’s Edge
- Fixed an issue where nameplates would pile together while on dropship
- Many other fixes and improvements.
Source: Respawn Entertainment
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Apex Legends Mobile: Release date, how to pre-register, gameplay, maps, more
With Apex Legends making its way to mobile, we compiled all the information you need to know about it, including the official release date.
Respawn Entertainment is finally bringing their battle royale experience over to mobile. Here’s everything you need to know about Apex Legends Mobile, including the release date, gameplay, and Legends.
Apex Legends has been on consoles and PC for three years now, as the game has entered its thirteenth season. Apex Legends Season 13 has had a lot to offer, including Storm Point map changes and a new Legend in Newcastle.
Despite all this content, Respawn Entertainment has decided to bring the battle royale to the mobile gaming community, officially announcing the release date and more.
- Apex Legends Mobile release date
- How to pre-register
- Pre-register rewards
- Apex Legends Mobile requirements
- Apex Legends Mobile Maps
- Apex Legends Mobile battle pass & seasonal content
Apex Legends Mobile release date
The official worldwide release date for Apex Legends Mobile is May 17, 2022. The devs have officially released the full Apex Legends Mobile launch patch notes, so make sure you check them out to get all the details.
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If you’re wondering the exact time it will be launched in your region, below is a list of the launch schedule with the time at which Apex Legends Mobile will be available for specific places around the world.
- West Coast USA: 2 AM PDT
- East Coast USA: 5 AM ET
- Brazil: 6 AM BRT
- UK: 5 AM BST
- South Africa: 11 AM SAST
- India: 2:30 AM IST
- Australia East: 10 AM AEST
- Japan: 1 PM JST
How to pre-register for Apex Legends Mobile: IOS and Android
- Read more: Apex Legends Season 13 Ranked changes
As the release date edges closer, make sure you pre-register and secure the community some free rewards!
Apex Legends Mobile pre-register rewards
Pathfinder Sunfire Initiate skin and Become Legendary Holospray
There are some rewards up for grabs for those Apex Legends Mobile fans who pre-register for the game. These rewards are cosmetic and will be gifted to players once they gain access to the game so long as the title reaches 25 million pre-registers.
Pre-registered players will receive the Become Legendary Holospray at 15 million pre-registered players and the Sunfire Initiate Epic Pathfinder skin at 25 million.
This skin is from the console and PC version of Apex Legends and was first released back in Season 1. It often returns to the in-game store and is a great skin to get you started with Pathfinder on Apex Mobile.
Molten Earth Bloodhound skin
Further, Respawn also announced that everyone who pre-registers will now receive a free Epic skin upon gaining access to the game to celebrate 10 million pre-registered players.
This skin is for the Recon Legend Bloodhound, and is called “Molten Earth.” Bloodhound is a great starting Legend for those new to the game, so having this skin upon launch is a great incentive to play the character.
Apex Legends Mobile requirements
If you’re interested in playing Apex on your handheld device but are unsure if you’ll be able to run it, make sure you also check out our piece on all the requirements you’ll need to run the game on your phone, including the game’s size.
The game is free-to-play so you won’t have to purchase anything to enjoy the gameplay. However, if you’d like to obtain premium rewards from the battle pass, you will need to spend money in order to do so.
Apex Legends Mobile gameplay
Apex Legends Mobile’s gameplay will be inherently similar to the battle royale players know and love, featuring all of the same weapons and mechanics. There will be some subtle differences though, such as being able to enter third person.
One thing to note that is important is that Apex Legends Mobile will not feature cross-play or cross-progression, so you won’t have to worry about getting destroyed by those on PC and Consoles while on your phone.
Apex Legends Mobile will offer players a variety of game modes including:
- Battle Royale
- Classic and new LTMs such as Mini Royale
- Team Deathmatch
Players will be selecting from a smaller pool of the main game’s Legends including Bloodhound, Gibraltar, Lifeline, Pathfinder, Wraith, Bangalore, Caustic, Mirage, Octane, and brand new Mobile-first Legend Fade.
This new Legend, Fade, will be exclusive to Apex Legends Mobile, with no current plans to bring them to the game on PC and Consoles.
If you’d like to know more about this new Legend, check out our guide on Apex Legends Mobile’s Fade, including his abilities and background story.
A third-person perspective is another feature only available in Mobile, apart from an easter egg players can activate in the PC and console version’s Firing Range.
In the Mobile version, players can switch between third and first-person, depending on their preference. When in third-person, players will get a better view of what’s around them, and the camera will switch back to first when aiming down sights.
Apex Legends Mobile maps
For the launch of Apex Legends Mobile, players will only have access to one battle royale map, the original World’s Edge.
However, the devs have confirmed that Kings Canyon will become available in the future, perhaps even during the first season for the mobile game, which begins on launch.
There are some other maps available for players, such as the Overflow Arenas map from the main game. There are also POI’s from Kings Canyon like Artillery that are available in the Team Deathmatch mode for Apex Legends Mobile.
The devs also teased that some new maps will also be “mobile-first,” but, we’ll probably get more information on these later down the line.
Apex Legends Mobile battle pass & seasonal content
Apex Legends Mobile will also feature seasons with battle passes and challenges. Unlike the console and PC versions of Apex Legends, seasons and battle passes will only be one month long.
There is both paid and free versions of the battle pass and players will be completing daily and weekly challenges in order to progress.
There is also Legend progression in which players can expand the utility of a Legend by using them. This is brand new to the worldwide launch of Apex Legends Mobile.
As more information is released about Apex Legends Mobile, we’ll make sure to update this article, so come back in the future for more news. For now, check out Valkyrie’s leaked Heirloom design and animations.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends Mobile Fade: Abilities & lore
Here are all the details on Apex Legends Mobile’s first exclusive Legend, Fade, including their abilities and lore.
Apex Legends Mobile is getting its first exclusive Legend in Season 1 of the new mobile battle royale. The Mobile-exclusive Legend is called Fade and they are arriving with some very interesting abilities.
For those unaware, Respawn Entertainment is finally launching its mobile version of Apex Legends worldwide in May, and they are kicking off the first season with a bang.
The first of these Legends is Fade, who boasts some fascinating abilities and lore.
- Apex Legends Mobile: Fade
- Apex Legends Fade abilities
- Will Fade be coming to Apex Legends on PC & Console?
Apex Legends Mobile: Fade
After being teased, the first Apex Legends Mobile Legend exclusive to the platform is Fade, a mobility-based Legend whose abilities are focused on aggression and speed.
Fade’s real name is Ignacio Huamani, and he’s a bit of a hothead. After finding and donning the “simulacrum suit” he now wears, he and his family were attacked. Fade managed to escape thanks to the Phase tech in the suit, but unfortunately, his family died.
He has joined the Apex Games to avenge his family, hoping that by putting himself out there, those who killed his family would come for him as well.
Apex Legends Fade abilities
Fade’s kit in Apex Legends Mobile is centered around his simulacrum suit and Phase technology.
- Passive – Slipstream:
- Gain a short movement speed boost at the end of a slide
- Tactical – Flashback:
- Go back to where you were a while ago from the void
- Ultimate – Phase Chamber:
- Release a phase cage to send all Legends within range into the Void.
As you can see, Fade is almost a mix of both Wraith and Octane, using speed and Phase technology to take advantage of his enemies.
Fade’s Passive keeps his momentum up, while his Tactical can pull him back from sticky situations his speed may put him in.
His Ultimate is very interesting, as it seems he’ll actually be able to send Legends into the void with a grenade-like device. This can be used offensively or defensively, either to help a teammate out or make a full squad smaller by sending one of them into the void.
Will Fade be coming to Apex Legends on PC & Console?
Currently, there are no plans to bring Fade to the PC & Console version of Apex Legends. Fade is the first mobile-exclusive Legend for Apex Legends Mobile and was specifically designed to be used in the mobile version of the battle royale.
Having said that, Respawn haven’t fully ruled out the possibility of bringing mobile-first Legends to PC & Consoles, so perhaps we’ll hear something in the future. For now, however, it won’t be happening.
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Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
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