Apex Legends Is Bringing Duos Mode Back for Valentine's Day

Apex Legends Is Bringing Duos Mode Back for Valentine's Day

Starting tomorrow, you'll have a week to party up in pairs.

It still doesn't look like Respawn Entertainment wants to permanently shake up Apex Legends' three-person squads format any time soon, but folks who prefer more intimate teamwork are in for a Valentine's Day treat. From February 11–18, Duos mode will be back, and it'll also help you and your partner level up quite a bit faster.

For Apex's 2020 "Valentine's Day Rendezvous," Duos mode will return starting on this Tuesday's weekly challenge reset. While it seems like the mode itself won't have any special challenges or associated cosmetics, it will grant double XP up to a daily cap of 20,000.

All players who log in during the week will automatically be granted a new 2020 Valentine's Day badge, and there'll be a few themed cosmetics available for purchase as well: two new gun charms modeled after Pathfinder and Nessie, as well as the return of last year's Valentine's Day Longbow skin and Pathfinder banner frame. For those who've kept their Valentine's 2019 badge to show they started playing Apex early, rest assured that your clout remains undiluted.

If that seems a bit slim for Apex's limited-time event offerings of late, it's worth remembering that the game's newest season launched less than a week ago, bringing the new character Revenant and a whole host of changes to World's Edge and the weapons set. Arguably, Duos mode might be a better fit for Kings Canyon's smaller arena, but folks will have to wait until the second half of this season's ranked play to see that map back in rotation.

Apex isn't the only shooter celebrating Valentine's Day: Destiny 2's Crimson Days event is bringing back the Crimson Doubles PvP mode along with some spiffy Sparrows, and Fortnite has a temporary mode that's basically Counter-Strike. Really, if you're juggling multiple live-service games, you may need to spread the love across all of them in order to walk away with all the limited-time cosmetics on offer—or maybe you can take this opportunity to declare your love for one game and set the others free.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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