Apex Legends won’t be getting Solo and Duo queue modes anytime soon
So it turns out that there may be a snafu with implementing a highly requested feature into the popular battle royale title, Apex Legends. In short, data miners have revealed that the ability to queue for matches as a solo or paired players has been removed from the game’s files. It wasn’t enabled anyway, but it does mean that the wait for such a mode will be even longer.
This is one particular sore spot for many players, as they don’t have friends available to play at the same time. And even with the stellar communication tools, like pings, already in the game, it seems like this particular choice was a bit of an oversight. Solo and Duo queue modes have been asked for by players since the game launched, and for a time it looked like the feature was on the way. However, as of recent patches it appears as though the code base for this system has been removed. The change was noted by dataminers looking through the game files for details on upcoming content releases.
What this means is that it’s still impossible to guess when, or even if, Apex Legends will be gaining the ability for players to queue in groups smaller than the standard squad size. Players will no doubt be disappointed and will now be stuck waiting on Respawn to confirm or deny the existence of such features.
Respawn is still working on new content, and did release the first Battle Pass for Season One of the game’s post-launch period, although some gamers have found the offerings a little lackluster. Only time will tell if Apex gets more features and content that players want, although it should happen eventually as I cannot imagine EA would squander such a massive hit as this game has been.
Apex Legends is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
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