Apex Legends screenshot showing off Wattson

[Update]: The second "Voidwalker" event has now arrived with a redesigned area and a bunch of new cosmetics!

If you're like me and you've been itching from the start for Apex Legends to add a Solos mode, you'll be happy to hear that Respawn has now finally done just that. Admittedly, the Solos mode is only a limited time event so it will be going away in the not too distant future, but it's definitely as fun as I expected it would be!

The circle closes down much faster than in the normal mode so everyone is pushed together within the first five minutes, there is no real reason to spend an eternity looting items when you can simply go for the more fun option of looting other players, and best of all, you get to practice your aiming skills without negatively impacting any of your teammates! So if even if you're a bit worried about your performance, I'd highly recommend giving the Solos mode a try as it will help you iron out any gameplay flaws real quick, all due to the amount of firefights you'll find yourself in.

Besides the new game mode, this update has also brought in a brand new Octane Town area. As you might imagine from the name alone, Octane Town is filled with jump pads and various buildings that all encourage an aggressive and rather personal combat style. Most importantly, the first person that jumps through the central ring of fire will get a legendary weapon for their troubles, so if you're looking for non-stop action from the very beginning, Octane Town is the place to be.

The final part of this update is mostly centered around cosmetics, and unlike the previous two additions, it's unfortunately a bit on the bad side. The cosmetics themselves are downright gorgeous, don't get me wrong, but actually buying them is ridiculously expensive and entirely based on randomness. Each loot box costs $7 and contains one of 24 new items (12 epic and 12 legendary), so if you're planning on getting a specific skin, you might end up having to spend a ridiculous amount of money.

Thankfully, all of that stuff is completely optional, so my advice would be to ignore it and simply enjoy the new game mode and map changes. After all, that's pretty much the only way we can reign this nonsense in before it becomes even more extreme.

Whatever the case may be, you can learn more about this update and the new cosmetics over at the official website. Have fun with the Solos mode!