Apex Legends, the free-to-play shooter from Respawn Entertainment, has enjoyed great popularity since its release in November 2020. The mixture of battle royale and hero shooter even increased his active player base on Steam in February 2022 by a whopping 40 percent to 200,000 legends. It should look similar on the other platforms.
However, the more eyes are on a title, the higher the chance of curious behind-the-scenes peeks that trumpet information before the official announcement. Probably the biggest leak to Apex Legends so far has recently opened up Reddit the round.
Resourceful fans want to have read nine future heroes, two new arena maps and at least three upcoming weapons from the now deleted folder full of unpublished videos, comics and data.
In this article, our expert Philipp Elsner analyzes the fact that the future of shooters is developing in a new direction, especially after a myriad of BR titles, based on new trends and upcoming hopefuls:
The new shooter trend after Battle Royale has long been established
What does the leak reveal?
The anonymously uploaded folder is said to contain internal development material from Respawn Entertainment, and given the speed at which the upload and any re-uploads were deleted, there may be some truth to it.
It is unclear whether the heroes, some of whom appear unfinished, really represent the nine upcoming legends or whether old, internal names of figures that have already been published are fooling the fans. At the very least, the skills derived from the videos should not resemble any known pattern.
In addition to the nine characters, a well-advanced arena card called “Divided Moon” should have been seen. A second with still untextured surfaces seems to be an early planning phase or a discarded concept.
In addition to the two weapons Nemesis B-AR and the Fanatic energy pistol, there is also talk of new heirlooms for Crypto and Valkyrie. There is no official statement from the publishers Electronic Arts yet.
If you haven’t played into Season 12 yourself yet, which will run for another two months, this trailer will give you a good impression of the content introduced with it:
Apex Legends Season 12: Olympus 2.0, new game mode and free characters revealed
Who are the Nine Legends?
Dataminer consider the following nine names Newcastle for the most likely release candidate in Season 13: A defensive legend that can pull injured comrades out of the line of fire and target areas.
In the following we briefly summarize the nine names and their most distinctive features:
- Newcastle: Mobile defender that can fortify an area of the map.
- Uplink: Support that temporarily prevents allies from going down.
- Catalyst: Crafter who can build ramps, platforms and pillars.
- Vantage: Sniper with a special rifle that scans enemies and increases squad damage.
- Phantom: Agile assassin with double jump, void grenade and the ability to hang on walls.
- Jester: Trapper who can camouflage himself and his team.
- Caliber: Offensive ammo supplier with a third weapon slot and turret.
- Scryer: Scout that blinds enemies and can reveal their position and viewpoints.
- Conduit: Support that can donate her shield energy and use that of her enemies to heal.
As I said, there is no guarantee that these are really just unreleased characters. Some of them we may never see in action. We will probably only get reliable knowledge with the trailer for Season 13.
What do you think of the information that has been released? Do they increase or decrease your desire for future Apex Seasons? Let us know in the comments!