Rumours have been churning round data-mined discoveries in Apex Legends, solely to be quashed final evening by builders Respawn Entertainment. Or not quashed, as such. But they’ve stated, to paraphrase, ‘look these are rumours ok, you’ll get your battle cross quickly plz settle down’.
Respawn’s assertion additionally follows Origin prematurely exhibiting some customers adverts for Season One, that includes a brand new mobility-focused hero known as Octane and a battle cross that prices 950 Apex Coins. Which appears a tad extra concrete than hearsay, actually.
I’ll get again to Octane in a second, however first right here’s the dev response in full.
Respawn can be “providing details on Season 1, Battle Pass, and the next Legend very soon”, although encourage everybody to deal with the rumours they’re studying as precisely that. People had been combing by Apex’s information recordsdata, digging up information on wall-running, NPCs and flamethrowers. It was all moderately thrilling, as long as you didn’t suppose too exhausting about how datamining can flip up hangovers from earlier levels of improvement as simply as upcoming additions. And that Respawn had already stated they’d tried wall-running and didn’t prefer it:
“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.”
When it involves Octane, affirmation of his existence from a number of sources is difficult to refute. This supposed leak showing his abilities, nonetheless, is a little more suspect. Certain skill particulars corroborate with data-mined recordsdata, however that doesn’t imply they’ll take the precise type the leak purports they may. (Though do go learn Guidesman Ollie’s Octane analysis when you’re curious.)
We’ll have you ever “grinding on that Battle Pass” quickly, reiterate the devs. They most likely will and all.