Dataminers have reportedly discovered lines in the game’s code that indicates Solos and Duos are on the way.
Fortnite leaker ShiinaBR has started digging into Apex Legends’ files to ferret out tidbits that might indicate what Respawn has up its sleeve for the future of its free-to-play battle royale title, and it looks like Solos and Duos are on the menu.
The leak was shared on both their Fortnite account, and their new dedicated Apex Legends account, ApexUpdate, and shows code for a Solos mode, as well as a two-man squad.
This particular dataminer has a proven history when it comes to Fortnite leaks, but as Respawn has yet to officially announce anything, it’s best not to get too excited just yet.
Earlier this week, dataminers also found a reference to a ranked mode – something that will set it apart from Fortnite, with Epic opting for in-game competitions that it calls “an evolution of the traditional ranked system,” despite it being a feature that the community would like to see make its way into the game.
Solo & Duo game modes found in the game files! No information about when they will be released, but we may see them very soon. pic.twitter.com/XYz8KlXeeh
— ApexUpdate – News & Leaks (@ApexUpdate) February 9, 2019
The game currently features three-man squads, that design director Mackey McCandlish told us was a result of the devs “looking for social opportunities” which “manifested in this game’s three-man squads, pinging a smart comms system that helps squads coordinate, and respawn chambers keep squads playing.”
Apex Legends is free-to-play on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and recently hit 10 million players and one million concurrent.
After climbing to the top of Twitch in the days after its release, and pulling in triple the amount of viewers as Fortnite, it’s currently sitting at No.2 with 298k viewers, compared to Fortnite’s 357k.