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What is Hardcore Royale in Apex Legends?

This game mode will test your resolve.

In Apex Legends, players enjoy various limited-time game modes besides the traditional battle royale. Hardcore Royale is an upcoming game mode scheduled to arrive with the Celestial Sunrise Collection Event. Here's everything players need to know about Hardcore Royale in Apex Legends.

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When will Hardcore Royale arrive in Apex Legends?

According to popular data miner @kralrindo, the Celestial Sunrise Collection Event will bring a new game mode to Apex Legends called Hardcore Royale. This new game mode will have 'hardcore' rules and is scheduled to arrive during the last week of January. The Celestial Sunrise Collection Event will also feature several purchasable cosmetics for various weapons and Legends, including a Reactive Peacekeeper skin.

Hardcore Royale will be a trios game mode with tougher conditions and higher stakes. Players will have less information on their HUD, and all Legends will have Level 1 armor. Armor swapping will be disabled, and Legends cannot equip helmets in Hardcore Royale. As for the Ring, it will deal maximum damage from the start of a match. With fewer options on the HUD, players must adapt to these extreme rules to survive in this game mode.

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Communication between squadmates will be critical in this game mode, with fewer options to work with. Inspecting a weapon will reveal its ammo and attachments, allowing players to stay prepared for any situation. Similarly, scanning Survey Beacons reveals the location of the next Ring and how many squads are remaining in the match. Playing Recon class Legends will be highly effective in Hardcore Royale as it will allow teams to scan Survey Beacons and strategize accordingly.

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