Respawn have announced a few big changes coming to Apex Legends later this year, with the reveal of a Nintendo Switch port and full cross-play across all platforms coming this autumn. Or fall, if you’re an American.
Until then, you’ll just have to make do with the locked off platforms the game is currently on – PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC – but Respawn are keeping things interesting with a new limited time collection event starting next week. Lost Treasures kicks off on 23rd June.
The event comes with a new mode: Armed & Dangerous Evolved. This mode is still snipers and shotguns only, but has been remixed with a few new game modifiers. All armour is now “evil”, and respawn beacons have been removed from the game map. In their place are Mobile Respawn Beacons, a new item that you’ll drop into the map with in your inventory. Now you can choose exactly when and where to bring your buddies back.
The map has been fiddled with some more, with Crypto’s Map Room a fresh town takeover that will add a little bit more background to the game’s enigmatic hacker boy. He’ll look styling as anything with the Lost Treasures explorer-themed skins and cosmetics.
Oh, and there’s Mirage’s heriloom, which is quite fittingly a trophy of himself. He’s so vein isn’t he?
Since its surprise launch at the start of 2019, Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale spin-off Apex Legends has cemented itself as one of the best examples of the genre. Now, with the company are founding a new studio in Vancouver, Canada to focus on its continued development. They’re announcing themselves to the world last month and more actively looking to hire and grow this studio to something in the region of 80 people.
The new team is being headed up by a bunch of Respawn veterans, including Head of Operations Henry Lee, Team Director Steven Ferreira, and Apex Legends Game Director Chad Grenier, so you can be assured that the future of the game is still in good hands.