Apex Legends is just a battle king for now, but Respawn wants to do so much more. As there have been leaks about a potential Team Deathmatch (TDM) mode, the developers have kept their lips sealed, but will soon indicate a major expansion.
While Respawn has worked to keep Apex Legends healthy with a variety of time-limited game modes, everyone centers around one thing – the Battle Royale genre. The lifting pools or the size of the troops can be changed, but the core game remains the same.
However, as Apex enters its third year on the market, Respawn is looking to do so much more. Rumbling of expansion to other FPS genres within Apex Legends has been going on for a while now, and in season 8 there is more validity now than ever before.
Arena triggers found in the latest King̵7;s Canyon map file.
3v3 TDM style mode, team spawns on A and B in gibby bubble. 4 diff loads.
One drop of air in the middle, a medical supply box spawns on the side.
3 ring pins.
Many different “arenas” in different King’s Canyon areas. pic.twitter.com/kbjBoHwUKQ
– Shrugtal (@shrugtal) January 12, 2021
While exact details remain tight, leaks have been everywhere. A TDM-style mode has been the first on players’ lips after data processors like ‘Shrugtal’ discovered smaller “arenas” that look perfect for the mode.
Now Respawn comes out with big hints about Apex’s future. Although they have not confirmed the exact modes coming out soon – with developers avoiding saying “TDM” when asked by players, they want to make Apex Legends more than just a battle king.
“We are always looking at ways to expand the playgrounds of our legends beyond Battle Royale. All I have to say is that we have many very cool prototypes at work, “said developer Brian ‘YaBoiBrian’ Vidovic to the players on Reddit.
This comes after a number of different game modes, including the TDM-styled arenas, were leaked before the season 8 update.
That leak contained references to Locked and Loaded, which comes to Apex Legends as an LTM during the anniversary event.
There were also strings of code for ranked solos, despite Respawn claiming that the mode would not be healthy for the game.
When the pieces come together, it’s likely that TDM mode could be added later in season 8, or potentially season 9. Anyway, Apex Legends is set to become much more than a battle king in 2021.