Apex Legends Reveals New Hardcore Mode Similar to Call of Duty

Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends' Celestial Sunrise Collection Event is set to add in the long rumored Hardcore Mode, which leakers claimed would be similar to Call of Duty's.

After various leaks and rumors emerged over the last few weeks, Respawn have finally announced the next event coming to Apex Legends. The Celestial Sunrise Collection Event will see the introduction of a new LTM Hardcore Royale, in which players will be put to the test.

The new mode features a limited HUD, a ring starting at max damage, no EVO Armor or helmets and no armor swapping. Only the most skillful of players will come out unscathed.

The new Hardcore Royale will be available from Jan. 24, when the Celestial Sunrise Collection Event begins. It will run up until Feb. 7, 2023.

Like CoD's hardcore mode, this LTM will seek to bring players closer to the realities of real-life combat. You'll need to be careful of what damage you're taking and where you're positioned on the map. Remember, there are no helmets in this mode, so headshots are even more crucial in changing the tide.

During the event, 24 limited-time cosmetic event items will be up for grabs, including Legendary skins for Octane, Pathfinder, Caustic, Ash and more. Players who unlock all 24 cosmetics will earn the “Jadeite Retribution”, a new Reactive Peacekeeper Skin.