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Apex Legends leak reveals new aliens coming to World’s Edge

Published: 10/Mar/2020 18:15 Updated: 10/Mar/2020 22:38

by Bill Cooney

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Over the last year, Apex Legends players have seen two different alien species from the Titanfall universe added to the game and another could be on the way soon.

Apex is set in the same universe as the Titanfall games, which makes sense since they all have the same developer in Respawn Entertainment. 

While Apex seems to take place several years after the events of both Titanfall games, it’s already featured the loot-dropping Flyers along with the massive Leviathans, and now new leaks point to another alien species from the series called “Prowlers” being added soon as well.

The animation for the little alien pups, which shares the name Prowler with a weapon in Apex, was posted by prominent data miner iLootGames on Twitter. In the leaked animations, the Prowlers just seem to be spazzing out a bit at first but if you pay attention they seem to be howling as if they’ve just spotted some prey, which very well could be players themselves.

Another leak from Apex data miner Biast12 seems to confirm that the Prowlers will indeed be hostile to players, with animation file names like “pr_death_run_wipeout” and “pr_diebackward” for when they’re taken out.

It’s not known how the little guys will behave when/if they’re added to Apex, but based on their name alone it’s a good guess they’ll be prowling randomly around the map.

Biast12’s leak also includes another nugget of information aside from the Prowlers, in the highlighted file the name “desertlands” appears.

In Apex Legends files World’s Edge is coded as “desertlands”, which is just another confirmation that the Prowlers will be showing up on the map sometime soon.

It must be noted, however, that the critters could also show up on Kings Canyon as well, since there are plenty of files that don’t specify one map or the other.

Respawn Entertainment - Apex LegendsWorld’s Edge has been in effect since the major Season 3 update on October 1.

Exactly when the Prowler pups will arrive is still unknown, but if the files are already in Apex, there’s a good chance we’ll see them sooner, rather than later during Season 4.

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Apex Legends director reveals plans to make it more than a battle royale

Published: 31/Oct/2020 10:35

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends is currently one of the most popular battle royale games in what is a saturated market, going toe-to-toe with Fortnite and Warzone – but developers Respawn Entertainment have plans to make it much more than that.

Apex is currently gearing up for its seventh season, which devs have boasted is their biggest yet in terms of new content, as they release the game’s third map, a new Legend, Horizon, and a host of new features like Clubs and a Steam launch.

However, while the battle royale side of things is going from strength to strength, Respawn are ambitious, and have plans to take their Apex Legends universe to new places.

Their focus might currently still be on the battle royale, but game director Chad Grenier has revealed that the studio has much grander plans for the future.

POI on Olympus in Apex Legends
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Apex Legends is moving to a whole new world in Season 7, Olympus on Psamathe.

The future of Apex Legends

In an interview with Eurogamer, Grenier revealed that they are already working on content for up to Season 12 of Apex, as they try to plan as far ahead as possible.

But, beyond just the new seasons of content, there is also a wider view about how they can take their roster of Legends and do new and exciting things. “Right now we’re a battle royale game. I think if you look into the future, we have a lot of conversations of, you know, should we expand beyond battle royale?” Grenier said.

“We have this roster of legends that people love – how else can we use them? I think looking into the future, you’re probably going to see the game becoming more than just a battle royale game. You see we have all these LTMs (limited time modes) and other ways to play. I think that’s a great starting point.”

Horizon running in Apex Legends
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Respawn think they can do more with their roster of Legends.

What exactly this could mean is unclear, but we can make a few educated guesses. The most obvious would be some form of PvP multiplayer mode, Call of Duty style. Respawn’s Titanfall series already did this successfully, and many developers at the studio actually worked on the Modern Warfare series at Infinity Ward previously.

The other obvious option would be PvE. They’ve already dabbled their toes in this with the Season 5 quest, which had small single-player ‘missions’ of sorts, but it wasn’t an all-out campaign or story mode as such.

Given the great lore that Apex Legends has already built up through trailers, teaser and comics, it certainly would make sense to give it more gameplay aspects too.

For now, the focus is on Season 7, but it sounds like Apex Legends has big plans to innovate beyond the standard battle royale.