Apex Legends, the battle royale sport from Titanfall developer Respawn Leisure, made an enormous splash when it launched in February 2019. An accessible FPS with a cool ping system, Apex Legends has seen important and business success, with our personal evaluate awarding it a 9 out of 10. Nonetheless, the sport’s map leaked almost a yr in the past and nobody seen or appeared to care.
A Reddit consumer named hiticonic seemingly leaked Apex Legend’s map on the Titanfall subreddit 11 months in the past. Sadly, the submit was met with each disbelief and disappointment. “They higher not add battle royale within the subsequent sport,” one Reddit consumer commented. “I actually hope this does not occur,” wrote one other. After a handful of feedback, the thread went radio silent. To everybody’s chagrin–or pleasure, relying on which facet of the coin you fall on–Apex Legends was Respawn’s “new Titanfall sport.”
The map, above, may be very a lot the map presently playable in Apex Legends. After being rediscovered within the Apex Legends subreddit, customers are taking journeys down reminiscence lane, reflecting on (and laughing about) the accuracy of the leak, with some calling into query the legitimacy of the consumer who initially posted it. “/u/hiticonic is a mod right here. HMMMMMMMM I scent intentional leaks from the dev crew. I am onto you,” wrote one consumer. “If the leak was intentional, it definitely did not obtain the specified impact :D,” commented one other.
Leaks are unusual. It is exhausting to confirm the veracity of them, which is why they have an inclination to stay untouched till confirmed by somebody acquainted with the challenge. Is it possible that hiticonic has a relationship with EA (maybe through the corporate’s Sport Changers program) and Respawn Leisure? It is attainable, however a leak’s a leak nonetheless. All the time take them with a grain of salt.
In our Apex Legends evaluate, we mentioned the sport is “a mixture of good shooter concepts that makes for a aggressive, team-based sport that will get in any respect the perfect components of battle royale whereas addressing a whole lot of the weaknesses,” calling it “greater than only a worthy addition to the [battle royale] style.”
Apex Legends is accessible now–for free–for PC, PlayStation four, and Xbox One.