In Apex Legends’ New Halloween Mode, Being Dead Totally Owns

Usually, it’s bad to die in Apex Legends, as it is in most games. Not so in Shadowfall, the new limited time mode running until November 5.

In the new mode, players drop onto the Kings Canyon map solo at night. The map has a spooky new makeover, by the way. Players fight as usual, but when they die, they become a Shadow—a super-fast zombie with very little health and a deadly touch. Hit another Legend as a Shadow, and they drop onto the map as a Shadow too.

Shadows can respawn indefinitely, which means no one’s out of the match ’til it’s over. The match ends when there’s ten Legends left. Then their locations are marked for everyone to see, and they have to make it back to an evacuation zone.

It rules, even though it can be a little frustrating. Once there’s more than one Shadow near you, not getting hit once is hard. In the stream above, you can watch my Kotaku colleague Paul Tamayo playing the new mode while talking with me about horror movies, spooky music, Korean cinema, and Hispanic Heritage Month, which wraps up today.


  • The shadows are so damn fast, don’t see myself making it to the evac any time soon. Really fun mode though.

    • I’ve come close a few times, but unless that last 10 can hookup and roll together it’s near impossible!

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