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First Details: Apex Legends Iron Crown Collection Event, Solos Start Today

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First Details: Apex Legends Iron Crown Collection Event, Solos Start Today

Solos mode and other updates are available for a limited time starting today.

fans, gather ‘round! Today sees the debut of the Iron Crown Collection event, which brings new challenges, skins, gameplay tweaks, and a new play mode to the popular battle royale shooter.

I spoke with Lee Horn, the game’s director of product management, for the Respawn POV.

The new limited-time Solos mode will be the biggest attraction here for many players. “At its heart, Apex is a competitive team game,” Lee said, explaining that “huge community desire” led the studio to try something different.

Solos will pit 60 players against each other in the game’s first free-for-all battle royale.

Respawn isn’t making any gameplay rebalances for Solos, outside of minor UI and UX tweaks. The team wants Solos to be “very pure” in its debut, though Horn indicated that Respawn isn’t opposed to making gameplay adjustments should Solos ever return sometime in the future.

The Iron Crown Collection event will also bring an Octane-themed Town Takeover, which will introduce fresh areas and new gameplay features. Horn hinted that Town Takeovers “in the near future” might be more lore focused.

Rounding out the event will be other goodies, including a new set of themed skins, a new heirloom item, and a bonus XP weekend. Sign me up!

So what’s next for Apex? More events like Iron Crown, for one. “Players can expect more events like this… there’s more to come in the future,” Horn said. “Please keep giving us your feedback!”

We can also expect Respawn to keep a watchful eye on the game’s legendary weapon balance. Horn confirmed the Alternator / Disruptor combo will be toned down a bit when Iron Crown kicks off, but bigger weapon meta shifts will generally stick to new season launches.

The Iron Crown Collection event kicks off today, and lasts for two weeks.

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  • Solos is really fun, and I’m enjoying it. But why hide the limited mode skins, music, etc behind a paywall? They should be given out as a reward for your progress in the event. $10 a lootbox is not an event worth celebrating. Really disappointing, but I suppose I can’t expect more from a developer owned by EA.

    • It’s a free game. Without the cosmetics being behind a paywall they wouldn’t be able to keep servers up people working on updates and new features ETC. They could always go the other route and lock actual guns behind paywalls and make it so legends cant be unlocked with currency earned in game.

    • Okay but no one’s gonna pay $10 for a lootbox.

    • Kids with rich parents buy the boxes and ruin games for the rest of us. Whatever happened to one version of the game when I buy it I own it if new content comes out it’s free I bet you half of the stuff is already there it just doesn’t unlock until you pay for it so sad games are becoming for rich people just to enjoy them.

  • rabbitnarwhal

    Path of Exile proved your game can outright thrive with the only paywalled content being straightforward cosmetic purchases

  • Can’t even grind for the new skins. Really sad.

  • HardGoreGamerd_0

    Yep solo is cool and all BUT you know y’all distracted!
    Why is nobody asking about [LEADER-BOARDS]?
    Hmm?

  • If u see ps4 tag name. elbolobalboa report him. Him and another person ( I have video on my wall) team up in solos then when they are the last 2 left. Fight each other..not fair to other people trying to truly allow n have fun.

  • Mrbloodgang

    I love the solo mode but paying for a lootbox it’s a shame. I also have a question? How do you get the crowns?

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