Spooky season is almost upon us, and in Apex Legends land, that means a four-week event of sinister skins and some fun limited time modes. As well as Apex’s staple Halloween event Shadow Royale coming back for a run on a nighttime Olympus, everybody’s favourite LTM that should be a permanent mode, Control, is returning too.
Respawn has revealed the full schedule for the frightening four-week fiesta, and in week three of the event, players will be able to jump into Control for the first time since June. The two-team, objective-based respawn mode has fleetingly appeared in Apex on a few occasions now, and while there have been creases to iron out, players have begged for it to be added to the game as a permanent mode due to it’s easy-going, low stakes nature that makes it an excellent warm up for more serious action in Apex Legends ranked.
Control will be played across three of its distinct POI-based maps: Barometer, Lava Siphon, and Hammond Labs (which will be the version in the Olympus After Dark map variant coming in Fight or Fright this year).
There are some changes to the mode as well, with a new mid-game timed event getting teams to fight for an MBR – this will turn into an extra temporary spawn point for whichever team controls it.
Bonus Capture events now also award even more score than they did the last time the mode was in Apex, and there are several other quality of life updates that you can read here.
As we mentioned, Control is not the only LTM making a comeback. Shadow Royale is back on Olympus After Dark, and this season’s new Gun Run LTM will also be included.
Here’s the full schedule for Apex Legends Fight or Fright 2022:
- October 4th to October 11th: Shadow Royale on Olympus After Dark map
- October 11th to October 18th: Gun Run on Estates After Dark, Skulltown, and Fragment East
- October 18th to October 25th: Control on Lava Siphon, Barometer, and Labs After Dark
- October 25th to November 1st: Shadow Royale on Olympus After Dark
If you’d rather stick to the bread and butter BR experience, check out our Apex Legends tier list which ranks the best legends in the game right now.