In the past two years of Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment has continued a tradition of celebrating Halloween through its Fight or Fright events. For 2021, the developers could be cooking the spooky festivities up for this event.
Halloween is a spooky time of year, and Respawn likes nothing more than changing up its hit battle royale game to give it a scarier feel. Whether it's setting the maps at nighttime or adding zombie-like Shadows to the game, we're sure to be in for a (trick or) treat when October rolls around. Whether you're a fan of climbing the Apex Legends ranks or you're choosing Apex Legends' best guns to do your damage, it's always worth checking out the Halloween LTM for some lighthearted Apex action.
Here's what we know about the Apex Legends Fight or Fright 2021 event:
Apex Legends Fight or Fright 2021: What To Expect
Since its release, Respawn Entertainment has not missed a chance to celebrate Halloween in Apex Legends. In the first two years of the game, Apex Legends got the Fight or Fright event which featured the Legends fighting in a Halloween-themed map for duration of the event.
Instead of just giving players a themed map, Respawn Entertainment also added game modes that put a wholly different spin on the battle royale mode. This treatment could also be expected for the Fight or Fright 2021 event.
Keep an eye on the Apex Legends patch notes for more information on this year's spooky LTM.
Apex Legends Fight or Fright 2021: Previous Years
For the first year, the Fight or Fright event had the Shadowfall mode where players were introduced to a battle royale mode for the first half of the fight. However, eliminated players return to the fight as Shadows that hunt the living players down too. Once there are only a few players left, the second half will start where the last living players will have to reach an extraction point to win. Meanwhile, the Shadows can also win by preventing any of the living players from escaping the area.
For the second year, the Fight or Fright event had the Shadow Royale mode where teams of players are in yet another battle royale mode. However, the fight is never over in this mode as eliminated players are never out and will return as Shadows that can help their squad fight and remain in the fight. Shadows keep respawning as long as there are still living teammates in their squad. The Shadows were also given the wallrunning ability to help them fight better for this mode.
Apex Legends Fight or Fright 2021: Release Date
Respawn Entertainment has been consistent in releasing the Fight or Fright festivities around the latter half of October until the first week of November. The first Fight or Fright event started in October 15 and ended in November 5 of 2019. Meanwhile, the second Fight or Fright event began in October 22 until its last day on November 3, 2020.
If this pattern is to be followed, the Fight or Fright 2021 event will also start at the third week of October and last for at least two weeks until a few days in November.
Aside from Halloween events, the timeframe when Fight or Fright event happens already falls outside of Season 9's run. Apex Legends players may enjoy yet another character to play as when the next event rolls in.
Leaks uncovered that the next character in Apex Legends, Pariah, could be joining the fray after Valkyrie.
For now, we'll have to wait for more announcements from Respawn Entertainment to see how the Fight or Fright event goes for this 2021.
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