Respawn Warns That Recent Datamine Reveals May Be Misleading

By Andy Mills, 7 days ago
As with most major games — especially live service titles that are constantly updated with new content — Apex Legends was recently subject to dataminers looking to find out what might be next for one of the biggest games in the world. With these leaks, users seemingly found up to ten possible Legends waiting in the wings, references to new weapons like the flamethrower and remote turrets, and even the addition of non-playable characters to the game.

Companies tend not to comment on these leaks, particularly when they're accurate, as doing so may bring attention to the leak and encourage further attempts in the future. Respawn, however, took some to clarify that while they have worked on the things that have been leaked, finding it does not mean that any of it will ever come out as it may just be old ideas or stuff they worked on and decided to cut. The full statement — originally posted on the game's subreddit — is as follows:

Hey Friends,

So between the datamining and the unintentional update about Season 1 on Origin today, there’s been a lot of speculation and confusion so we wanted to give some clarity:

  • We’ll be providing details on Season 1, Battle Pass, and the next Legend very soon. It’s not coming out today.
  • There’s lots of stuff that has been datamined from Apex since launch and is swirling around the Internet. We know this stuff is fun to dig up and speculate about, but you should not treat any of that info as a source of truth. There’s stuff in there that is very old, or things we’ve tried in the past and cut--remember our design process is to prototype and play lots of ideas--and some of it may be things we’re still building for Apex Legends. Finding this stuff by no means confirms that it’ll ever come out. At best you should treat any posts about this as a rumor and the real info will come from us when we’re ready to show off what’s coming next.
Thank you to everyone for staying patient through this and hang tight. We’re excited to get Season 1 kicked off and having you grinding on that Battle Pass with a new Legend to master soon.
So nothing confirmed for Apex Legends — not that surprising, in fairness — but at least Respawn have let us all know that more information will be on the way soon.

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Andy Mills
Written by Andy Mills
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