Apex Legends' next rumoured TLM wants you to Always Be Closing

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Rumour has it that Apex Legends (opens in new tab)' final limited-time mode (LTM) of Season 5 will be "Always Be Closing Evolved", a mode in which the ring will continually keep moving. 

Redditor u/novalue1998 (opens in new tab) – who has successfully datamined information in the past – believes they've uncovered the description of the final TLM that says "keep on the move, the ring won't slow down and you need to rack up some damage. The ring never stops closing". 

They've further discovered that "all players spawn with evolving armor" (thanks, DBLTAP (opens in new tab)).

Of course, seeing a couple of lines of code hidden in the backend is no indication that something is coming soon – or even at all – and there's been no word from Respawn just yet confirming the rumour either way. It sure sounds like a fun mode to close out the end of Season 5, though.

Since Apex Legends season 5 (opens in new tab) dropped we've seen a fair few changes across King's Canyon, and now and developer Respawn has responded to complaints about skill-based matchmaking (opens in new tab) (SBMM), saying it's trying to "increase justice" (opens in new tab) and ensure that the matchmaker "give[s] you [a] better/fairer match".

That said, the recent nerfs and buffs have not had much impact on the Legends we most like to play. According to a recent analysis, Wraith sports an impressive usage rate of 27 per cent (opens in new tab), making her significantly more popular than any other Legend, including Pathfinder and Lifeline, who are second and third favourite respectively. 

Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment recently opened a new studio in Vancouver, Canada (opens in new tab) to focus on the future of its hit free-to-play battle royale, but recently confirmed it isn't currently working on another Titanfall game. The good news is that Zampella says a series revival hasn't been ruled out (opens in new tab), though, and many folks at Respawn would love to make it happen.

Hey! Did you hear Apex Legends is coming to Switch (opens in new tab) later this year?

Vikki Blake
Weekend Reporter, GamesRadar+

Vikki Blake is GamesRadar+'s Weekend Reporter. Vikki works tirelessly to ensure that you have something to read on the days of the week beginning with 'S', and can also be found contributing to outlets including the BBC, Eurogamer, and GameIndustry.biz. Vikki also runs a weekly games column at NME, and can be frequently found talking about Destiny 2 and Silent Hill on Twitter.