Apex Legends’ fantastic new control mode has a fatal problem

Here’s the deal: I really like Apex Legends’ new 9v9 control limited-time mode.Within a week of its release, everything I said in the preview was true: it was Cold, low-risk casual shootout Apex is always needed, and as a warm-up before I get into the qualifying halls, it’s been a good fit for my rotation. I can finally get into this mode with friends who haven’t played the game in months without them being tragically overtaken.

But almost as soon as it arrived, after I stopped playing with invite-only streamers and started playing with the rest of you when Season 12 released, it became clear that Control had a big, unavoidable problem .