If we had to decide on one thing that makes Apex Legends one of the best battle royale games out there right now, it would be the limited time modes on offer during events. Even if the core BR experience is excellent, these LTMs are almost always a delight. That’s why we’re so stoked to let you know that Apex Legends’ Shadow Royale LTM is being replaced by the game’s Gun Run LTM for week two of the spooky Fight Or Fright Halloween event.
Yeah, you’re reading that right. Apex Legends is swapping out the Fright of Shadow Royale for the Fight of Gun Run and players will be able to jump into this game mode for a whole week starting on October 11.
If you’re sitting there looking for some specifics, Respawn Entertainment hasn’t confirmed the exact time the swap is being made. However, we’re under the impression that it will be at the same time as every other Apex Legends update. That means, Gun Run should return on October 11 at 10:00 PST / 13:00 EST / 17:00 BST.
If you didn’t manage to play the Gun Run LTM the first time around, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s not that complicated – and a lot like Call of Duty’s Gun Game mode. All you really need to know is that you need to get as many kills as you can, as fast as you can, with all the random Apex Legends weapons you spawn with.
Interestingly, Apex Legends’ Gun Run LTM originally ended with a melee kill – something which, we admit, would have been a little unusual. Instead, however, it has introduced a new weapon to the battle royale: a throwing knife. This is the final weapon on the Gun Run mode’s progression track – and it’s not as easy to land them as you might think.
Still, limited time modes like Gun Run are a fantastic place to warm up before diving in to try and climb the Apex Legends ranks. They’re also a fantastic place to test a legend’s abilities in a competitive environment. Practising in the Firing Range is good, but it’s not quite the same as playing against other people.