Apex Legends Brings Back a Popular Mode as LTM
Respawn Entertainment has decided to bring back a limited-time mode (LTM) by popular demand. LTMs are recurring game modes in Apex Legends that are rotated out every few weeks. The latest LTM game mode to come with the Apex Legends Post Malone event turned out to be quite popular among fans. While the collaboration event has officially ended, some fans were calling for Respawn to bring back the mode, perhaps even as a permanent addition to the game.
Apex Legends will bring back Three Strikes LTM
Apart from the standard battle royale duos and trios mode, developer Respawn regularly adds various LTMs (limited-time modes) throughout the seasons. Some past LTMs added include Control, Gun Run and the Winter Express mode, which returns to the game every December. Event specific game modes are usually not brought back, with the exception of Winter Express which was brought back once. However, due to the popularity of Three Strikes, Respawn has decided to bring it back.
Respawn confirmed that the Three Strikes LTM is returning to the game. Apex Legends fans can now play Three Strikes again. Unfortunately, it is unclear how long Three Strikes will be available for. Most LTMs in Apex Legends do return eventually, but usually not for months. However, given the popularity of the mode, Respawn may decide to make it a permanent addition to the game like they did with Control. Control was initially intended to be just an LTM before the developer decided to make it a permanent addition.
Players can access the Three Strikes LTM by navigating to the game mode selection screen and selecting Three Strikes, listed under ‘Limited Time’ and simply queuing up for it.
Players react to Apex Legends bringing back Three Strikes
Players and content creators have responded positively to the announcement:
Luminosity’s ShivFPS also chimed in:
It is easy to see why Three Strikes is a popular mode; it adds a lot more fast-paced action to each Apex match. Players are incentivized to pick more aggressive fights since making a mistake doesn’t send you directly to the lobby, at least for two additional tries. Players also don’t have to put in time finishing downed enemies, which adds to the quick pace. Additionally, the mode allows players to spawn with their existing loot, which means less time wasted in looting; one of the less engaging mechanics of the game. It remains to be seen if Respawn will add it as a permanent mode like Control, only time will tell.