Apex Legends' Monsters Within Halloween event brings the Encore

Shadow Royale mode returns October 26.

Apex Legends’ Halloween event has been laid out in all its spooky glory. The new Monsters Within trailer sets the stage for a limited-time event which kicks off next week on Tuesday, October 12.

The first stage of Monsters Within will add a new map called Encore to the game’s Arenas mode. This is set on Boreas, the home planet of the latest-added Legend, Seer. It features a dramatic, sandy coliseum broken up on either side by high ground positions called the VIP Lounge and the Performance Stage. The former is where Seer’s fans would come to watch him duel, so make sure you bring the skills to impress when you play there.

Those hoping for scares will need to wait a little longer, as October 26 will see the return of the Shadow Royale mode. In this limited-time event, players who’ve fallen respawn as rapid, melee-only shadows which must chase down the living survivors on enemy teams. Shadow lives are infinite, and the ammunition of those remaining is not.

As with previous Apex Legends Halloween events, a free reward track will be available to work through, with different sets of challenges available each week of the event. Completing these will net you loot boxes, gun charms, and even a new Loba skin.

Apex Legends Monsters Within Skins

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© Respawn Entertainment

The Monsters Within event will also bring a selection of spooky skins to the store, all based on the fears of the game’s cast of Legends. Included are a big bad wolf design for Revenant, a Simulacrum version of Bloodhound, and a surprisingly colorful Caustic design. 

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© Respawn Entertainment

There are plenty of banners and other items added as well. If you want to guarantee yourself the spooky rewards, you can grab the Monster Within Packs. For guaranteed non-duplicate rewards, Event Thematic Packs will be available for 400 Apex Coins in the store.

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© Respawn Entertainment

Octane also gets a Day of the Dead update with the Muerte Rápida skin and bundle in the store. That’ll stick around from October 26 to November 1. Other bundles featuring previous Apex Legends Halloween skins will share the store space during that period.

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© Respawn Entertainment

To recap, Apex Legends’ Monsters Within event starts next week on October 12. The Shadow Royale mode will return to the game on October 26.

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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