The new patch notes for Apex Legends' Old Way Event are live, and in a blog on the EA website, it's been noted that Solos hasn't been added to the game for a selection of reasons. Primarily, Respawn says the limited-time mode "negatively impacted the game" when added last year.
The statement indicates that Solos had a negative effect on player retention following its introduction back in August 2019, and some Legend abilities became redundant after Solos was added due to being developed for use in teamplay. Respawn suggests these "are just some of the reasons" Solos hasn't been added in the game's most recent update, but also says it's "still exploring ways to allow a Solo experience."
However, the Old Way Event update sees Duos added permanently to the game instead, with Respawn noting that its limited-time introduction previously had "a positive effect on the game's health in regards to queue times and gameplay systems in addition to reinforcing teamplay". You can see a full rundown of the latest patch notes over at the EA site.
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