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.
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.