A suggestion for a limited time game mode.
The ring system needs to undergo scheduled maintenance however the Apex games must go on!
In this new limited time game mode prowlers are steadily released into the map's areas that would normally be covered by the ring. This leaves the whole map available to play being divided into a safe zone free from prowlers and danger zones slowly flooding with vicious packs of prowlers. Prowlers within 75m of you will be aware of your presence and move to attack. Packs are always on the move so there is no hiding for cowards!
Care packages will continue to drop across the map giving you the chance to risk prowler attack for high tier loot.
As each "ring" closes the ring behind it raises in threat level ranging from low to extreme.
Upon "final ring" all prowler across the map will rush to devour the remaining squads, finish your foes before you become a prowler's dinner!
Example of the "rings" in the attached pic.
I would like to see something a little different to armed and dangerous in the future, hopefully you guys do too!
I originally suggested this on reddit to (where one guy suggested I post it her) and there were two main concerns; 1 being lag and the other being pathfinder.
I'm not sure how much of an effect the extra prowlers would have on a lobby maybe a smaller lobby (40 players) or quicker ring contractions would help.
Pathfinder could get to hard to reach spots for the prowlers, letting them do a "super jump" to reach these players would be a solution either that or involving flyers.