Apex Legends Dev Addresses Leaks And Battle Pass Rumors
By now it should be no secret that Apex Legends has been the unfortunate victim of numerous leaks and rumors these past few weeks, with some vigilant data-miners leading the way to uncover loads of intriguing information within the game’s files. One of the more recent leaks suggested that the battle royale title’s Season One Battle Pass was releasing on March 12th along with the latest Legend, Octane. Now that it’s the 13th, many fans are wondering why the Battle Pass and new character haven’t gone live within the game. In response to fan concerns, Respawn Entertainment has released a new statement addressing the data-mine leaks and the time table for Season One.
The news comes by way of the Apex Legends subreddit, wherein a community manager offered up some clarity about the release window for Season One as well as why data-mined information, while fun, isn’t necessarily accurate. Check it out below:
“There’s lots of stuff that has been datamined from Apex since launch and is swirling around the internet,” wrote community manager u/Jayfresh_Respawn. “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.”
While the above message can be disheartening for those that have been looking forward to testing out Octane, the message does end on a more hopeful note. “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.” Presumably this means that Octane is still scheduled to release this month, though as Respawn said, don’t believe everything you hear from data-miners. I for one am just happy one-tricking Bloodhound, but that may change as new characters become available.
Apex Legends is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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