Apex Legends Leaked Nearly A Year Ago, But Nobody Believed It
It was only a few weeks ago when Respawn Entertainment left gamers giddy with the premiere of a new battle royale experience dubbed Apex Legends, the game quickly becoming a hit very nearly out of nowhere with fans of the growing genre. The reason I use the word “nearly” is due to the game’s notable leak, which partially revealed the game days prior to being officially announced.
A few days seems considerably small in the grand scheme of things, as Apex Legends has since become a monstrously popular addition to the battle royale genre. However, it appears the near-surprise reveal of Apex Legends could have been spoiled almost a year prior. It’s been discovered that a Reddit user had dropped a pretty interesting scoop on the r/Titanfall forum back in March 2018, showing off a leaked minimap from the then-unannounced game.
Though this minimap would seem to be pretty conclusive nowadays, the original post wasn’t exactly met with a warm welcome. Most commenters expressed disdain at the idea of Titanfall-style battle royale, or just flat-out considered the post to be one big fake. Now that everyone knows that this finding was indeed real, user “hiticonic” took time to bask in their overdue recognition.
Someone who’s surely glad this post didn’t take off is Respawn themselves as the studio had still been deep into development on Apex Legends at the time. The game’s Community Manager Jay Frechette expressed as much over Reddit, citing his relief when the leak was deemed too good to be true and ultimately blown off by the Titanfall community.
What do you think? Are you glad that Apex Legends wasn’t leaked so far ahead of time? Do you think the game would have turned out the same if it did? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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