A series of screenshots that appear to be internal development tests for Apex Legends have been leaked, with the names of unreleased content revealed. The screenshots, posted by a surfing account on Reddit, could not be verified, but appear to be legal.
Apex Legends is adjusting for its eighth season and has just released its third card, Olympus, in Season 7, along with the new Legend, Horizon.
But we do know that the team at Respawn has been working many seasons ahead, and these screenshots of a test version of the game seem to give a small glimpse into what exactly they planned.
Among the extensive content is ‘Tropic playtest’, which corresponds to a previous exploited leak about a possible tropical map. Mention is also made of ‘Estate Arenas’, Apex Predator Squads (60 players), ‘Airdrop takeover trios’ and more.
Leaked Apex Legends Content
The leaks come in the form of game status updates, which show testers completing a game in these new modes / maps / LTMs.
We therefore have no indication of what exactly it entails, which should at present be left to the imagination.
You can see the original screenshots, shared by the surfing account on Reddit, below.
The message was then removed before being shared again by trusted Apex data miner Biast12 on Twitter, along with a little explanation of what each item might mean. The items are:
- Tropic Playtest
- Canyonlands MU3
- 6-man Kings Canyon MU3
- 1 LVL boost
- 40-man Oly-duo
- Airdrop Takeover Trios
- Salvo Ship Active Tease
- Fuse Active Tease
and for people wondering here are some answers to questions
MU = Map Update = MU3 is a version not yet released
-man = for text construction only = probably not coming
“Tropic Playtest” could be the next card
“Estate Arenas” is a thing
Fuse Teasers does not mean he is the next
– Biast12 (Tobias) (@ Biast12) 30 December 2020
Two interesting points here are the ‘Fuse Active Tease’ and ‘Salvo Ship Active Tease’. In the past, Respawn has teased emerging content through small additions to the current game, such as the Gravity Elevator for Horizon.
It’s possible that this is a preview that needs to be implemented in the game before the new content is released – we’ve heard the name Fuse before as a possible future legend.
Estate arenas could possibly be related to the POIs of Estates on Olympus.
The Tropic Island map was a leak from Apex Legends from August 2020, but the new map added in season 7 was, of course, Olympus – certainly not a tropical island.
When will new modes come to Apex Legends?
Apex Legends game director Chad Grenier said in a season 7 interview that a lot of exciting content is planned for both season 8 and 9.
Some hoped it would mean possible PvE modes, a story mode, team deathmatch-style respawn modes and more. We’ll have to wait and see exactly what the developers planned, but these Apex Legends leaks can get the imagination going.