The developer also addresses all the datamining and leaks from the past month.
Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends has been receiving quite a lot of attention lately. Besides the free to play game’s success, garnering 50 million players (and counting) since release, details for the first Battle Pass prematurely went live yesterday. Though it was pulled quickly, the developer has issued a statement on the same, noting that more information would be provided “very soon”.
Perhaps more important is its statement on the recent datamines and details that have emerged from them, including upcoming new Legends. As community manager Jay Frechette said on Reddit, “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.”
Long story short, even if a Legend like Octane was pretty much confirmed in yesterday’s leak, that doesn’t mean everything that’s been datamined is coming to the game. “Finding this stuff by no means confirms that it’ll ever come out,” said Frechette. “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.”
What we do know about the Battle Pass is that it will contain a variety of exclusive cosmetic items. These range from quips and banner poses to weapon and Legend skins. Apex Packs can also be earned through ranking up tiers, offering chances at more cosmetic unlocks. Respawn Entertainment hasn’t confirmed the existence of daily and weekly challenges a la Fortnite: Battle Royale, but it certainly wouldn’t be the strangest thing.