Apex Legends Leak Reveals Survival Mode and New Heroes

By Rebecca Smith, 1 month ago
When it comes to multiplayer titles that rely on new content to keep their fanbase entertained, you can guarantee there will be someone trying to data mine the game's files to find out what that content is before it's announced. After all, it happened to Fortnite and Call of Duty, so it only seems fitting that Apex Legends falls victim too. Developer Respawn had already promised there would be new Legends, new weapons and new loot to come through the game's first year, but now we may have more details on those before they've been announced.

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According to @RealApexLeaks, the game will soon be getting a Survival game mode that supposedly pits players against bots. Few other details were available on the mode itself, but it may also come with a Spectator mode, where the crowd is made up of NPCs. Players will need to perform for the crowd, but the crowd will also be performing their own actions depending on how they react to you. Commentators will also be available in the mode.

Team Deathmatch is another mode soon to appear according to Gaming Intel, although details on this were also lacking. How this will work in a Battle Royale game remains to be seen.

As well as new game modes, names of ten upcoming heroes have been revealed. As you can see below, those names are Crypto, Husaria, Jericho, Nomad, Octane, Prophet, Rampart, Rosie, Skunner, and Wattson. We have no idea if these characters will definitely make it into the game, let alone in what order they'll be released, although leaks are suggesting that Octane and Wattson may be the first of those heroes to appear. Octane will apparently have a stim injection ability, while Wattson will have a Tesla Trap.


Trawling through more files has revealed two new weapons through Gaming Intel. The first is a weapon familiar to Titanfall players: the C.A.R. SMG. It's an SMG with a slower rate of fire but with a higher rate of damage and lower recoil. The second is the Proto Hold Beam, which is a completely new weapon. This apparently drains energy from robotic targets and redirects it towards enemies, but with few current things in the game that can be classified as robotic, does this finally suggest that Titans may be coming soon?

Gaming Intel also revealed a list of Legendary skins that will be coming for the Havoc Energy Assault Rifle and Lstar LMG, neither of which have been released yet. The former weapon will get four weapon skins: Quantum Chaos, Sonic Empire, Dragon’s Head, and Silver Storm. Meanwhile, the latter will also get four weapon skins: Warrior’s Way, Poetic Justice, Apex Hyperdrive, Alien Invasion. We don't know what these look like, but if they're genuinely coming to the game then I'm sure we'll find out soon.

Finally, the game may be getting Twitch Prime-exclusive content, such as a new Pathfinder skin and Apex Packs. None of this content has release windows, but the first content drop is due to arrive in March, and this promises to bring new weapons, new heroes, new loot, and the first Battle Pass.

We've got the full list of Apex Legends achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.