Unless you're a frequent player who never breaks their routine, FOMO pretty much comes with the territory in whatever online game you like. Back in January, Apex Legends ran through a bunch of entertaining limited-time modes in the span of a couple weeks, including a great experimental one called Dummie's Big Day. Lucky for us all, it's back now.
Starting today, Respawn Entertainment is kicking off a month-long "September Soiree" that'll see four older limited-time modes make a return for a week each. That's similar to the Grand Soiree that introduced Dummie's Big Day at the start of the year, and which I noted was one of my favorite Apex events in my recent review of the battle royale.
It's a shame, though, that the Dummies were only around for two days back in January. That first time, Staff Writer Hirun Cryer did a deep dive on what made playing as the Dummies so great:
Every single Legend was ejected for this mode. In their place were eight color-specific Dummies, all looking and functioning exactly the same. Respawn took everything amazing about its battle royale shooter-characters and abilities-and chucked it straight out the window. That's bold, and it paid off big time for Dummies Big Day.
In place of Apex's usual cast and their associated tricks, the Dummies all have the same abilities and ultimates. One of those, the Emergency Dance Party, was definitely a trial run for Mirage's much-needed buff, but the others—a spontaneous item spawner, and a quick area-of-effect heal that can also benefit enemies—are still worth checking out.
Of course, this time around the Dummies will also be playing in Season 6's revamped sandbox, which introduced a crafting system and made shields that upgrade with the damage you do a standard feature of the game. It'd be neat to see how the third-person mode (which Hirun also enjoyed) and Déjà Loot (a personal favorite) work with those tweaks as well. There are three more returning modes to go after this and only so many to pick from, so our chances look good.