Respawn has announced Apex Legends (opens in new tab) season 5's final limited-time mode, titled Always Be Closing Evolved. The new mode will be available from Tuesday, August 11 to Tuesday, August 18.
As you might've surmised, Always Be Closing Evolved takes the popular game mode introduced in January with the Apex Legends Grand Soirée Arcade event (opens in new tab) and adds a unique twist. The concept with Always Be Closing is that the ring around the map is constantly closing in on players, forcing them into close-quarters situations without a lot of time to camp. The kicker with Evolved is that you're now dropped into the map with a Mozambique shotgun and an Evo Shield, intensifying the breakneck pace of these matches even further.
Grab your running shoes and get moving because the Ring sure is. It's Always Be Closing Evolved. 🏃♀️🏃♂️Drop-in with a Mozambique and Evo Shield, the rest is up to you. Always Be Closing Evolved runs August 11-18. Let's see what ya got, Legends. pic.twitter.com/lHKIQa2CisAugust 4, 2020
As Respawn prepares to phase out Apex Legends season 5 (opens in new tab), we still don't have a concrete launch date for season 6, but the timing of Always Be Closing Evolved could be a hint. As GameSpot (opens in new tab) notes, season 4 transitioned to season 5 only after the limited-time Battle Armor event extended the season by a week. Similarly, Always Be Closing Evolved is extending Apex Legends season 5 to August 18. If it's any indication, Apex Legends season 6 could start the same day.
We don't yet know everything coming to Apex Legends in season 6, but the latest teaser (opens in new tab) suggests it'll have something to do with the massive crane on the southern side of Sorting Factory and a rocket thruster.
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