Apex Legends Datamine Reveals Potential New Characters In Addition To Previously Leaked Octane [Update: Respawn Comments]

Some mysterious new faces might be stepping onto the battlefield soon.

Update, 12:30 p.m. PT: Respawn posted on the official Apex Legends subreddit addressing the datamine and recent rumors of the Season 1 Battle Pass dropping today. Respawn explains that a lot of the datamined characters are very old concepts and should be treated as rumors only. It also added that Season 1 is not dropping today, contrary to rumors. You can read the statement in its entirety below.

The following is the original story published this morning.

A recent bit of datamining revealed ten new characters (ahem, "Legends") might be coming to Apex Legends. Through the magic of social media, the characters' potential names and portraits have trickled across Twitter throughout the past 24 hours.

One of the leaked characters is Octane, a character who's reportedly coming with Apex Legends' season one Battle Pass. There's also a strangely-dressed Legend named Wattson, whose name has likewise been thrown around on social media for some time. Interestingly, another leaked character, a fellow with dreads, has shown up before in Apex Legends' concept art.

The information was mined by Twitter user Shrugtal (thanks, VG247) and shared in a couple of convenient Twitter posts by Frozenfroh.

If these leaks of future Legends turn out to be accurate it's unlikely EA will lift Apex Legends' cage door and let them all spill out at once. We can probably expect them to come out of the gate slowly and neatly. Nobody wants to risk a Legends meltdown.

Apex Legends is a free-to-play Battle Royale game from Respawn Entertainment and EA. It became a surprise hit when it landed in February, mainly because competition in the Battle Royale genre is fierce with PUBG and Fortnite generally ruling the roost. Apex Legends has held on to its perch thus far thanks to its high level of polish and its unique emphasis on teamwork.

There's a ton to get to grip with in the early goings of Apex Legends, which has undoubtedly taken the world by storm. You can check out our main Apex Legends tips page, or there's our Apex Legends weapons page, which details every single gun in the game.

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