Respawn Entertainment is considering making their limited-time mode, "Locked and Loaded," permanent. For its second anniversary, the game not only released the LTM but also some cosmetics for players to enjoy. In return, the community gave positive feedback to the developers on how much they enjoyed the "Locked and Loaded" game mode.
Reddit users noted how the game mode brought more equity since the LTM could "allow everyone to have a fighting chance, and allowed just about any location to be viable for dropping due to immense amounts of loot."
Which is true, players in the game mode start the game with Rare or better loot in the Loot Pool, as well as a Loadout on drop.
Daniel Klein, a lead game designer at Respawn Entertainment, commented on the Reddit thread that praised "Locked and Loaded" with the following comment:
"We are... considering. Carefully. No conclusion has been reached yet. I'm personally a little worried about shortening the loot loop by removing grey loot... other than that though it seems like all upside."
On Feb. 22, Apex announced that the game mode would be extended until March 2 on their official Twitter account. Some players claimed to be tired of the game mode, while others were happy at the news.
Neither the Apex Legends team nor Respawn Entertainment has denied, or confirmed, that what the game designer said was a fact. Nevertheless, fans had mixed opinions (mostly positive) toward the possibility of "Locked and Loaded" being a permanent game mode.