Apex Legends’ Fight or Fright event brings back Kings Canyon
Respawn Entertainment has revealed that Apex Legends’ next event, Fight or Fright, will run from October 15th through November 5th.
The highlight of the Halloween-themed event is a new limited-time mode called Shadowfall that features a nighttime version of the Kings Canyon map. In Shadowfall, 35 solo players will drop into Kings Canyon at night to fight to the death. However, there’s a twist. Once a player dies, they will respawn as an undead version of their chosen legend and join the “Shadow Squad.”
Players who have joined the Shadow Squad lose the ability to use weapons and abilities, but gain increased movement speed, a powerful melee attack, and unlimited respawns. The game continues until only 10 Legends remain. At this point, the 10 remaining players must make it to an evac ship to win.
In addition to the new mode, there will be a new set of themed challenges for players to complete. Successfully completing these challenges will reward two legendary weapon skins, an epic Octane skin, three badges, and a new Music Pack.
There are also 24 new limited-time event cosmetics for players to unlock in a number of ways. According to the developer, players can unlock these new items by either purchasing them directly for Apex Coins, unlocking them with Crafting Metals, or by randomly acquiring them from Event Apex Packs. The items are priced at 1,800 Apex Coins (2,400 Crafting Metals) for a legendary and 1,000 Apex Coins (800 Crafting Metals) for an epic.
Players who manage to collect all 24 of the event items will get Lifeline’s Heirloom Set for free. Those who do not manage to get all 24 items can randomly acquire the Heirloom set from regular Apex Packs after the event ends.
Finally, from October 25th at 10 a.m. through October 28th at 10 a.m., players can earn double XP for all top-five finishes and wins.