Apex Legends, the battle royale sport from Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment, 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. However, the sport’s map leaked almost a 12 months in the past and nobody seen or appeared to care.
A Reddit person named hiticonic seemingly leaked Apex Legend’s map on the Titanfall subreddit 11 months in the past. Unfortunately, the put up was met with each disbelief and disappointment. “They better not add battle royale in the next game,” one Reddit person commented. “I really hope this doesn’t happen,” 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 game.”
The map, above, may be very a lot the map at the moment 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 person who initially posted it. “/u/hiticonic is a mod here. HMMMMMMMM I smell intentional leaks from the dev team. I’m onto you,” wrote one person. “If the leak was intentional, it certainly didn’t achieve the desired effect :D,” commented one other.
Leaks are unusual. It’s laborious to confirm the veracity of them, which is why they have a tendency to stay untouched till confirmed by somebody accustomed to the challenge. Is it doubtless that hiticonic has a relationship with EA (maybe through the corporate’s Game Changers program) and Respawn Entertainment? It’s attainable, however a leak’s a leak nonetheless. Always take them with a grain of salt.
In our Apex Legends review, we stated the sport is “a mix of smart shooter ideas that makes for a competitive, team-based game that gets at all the best parts of battle royale while addressing a lot of the weaknesses,” calling it “more than just a worthy addition to the [battle royale] genre.”
Apex Legends is on the market now–for free–for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.