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Apex Legends leak suggests infamous Titanfall 2 explosive could return

Published: 8/Apr/2020 11:00 Updated: 8/Apr/2020 11:06

by Daniel Cleary


The infamous explosive frag drones, known as ‘Ticks,’ from Titanfall 2 may be set to hit Apex Legends servers soon according to new leaked game files.

As the hype is beginning to ramp again for the next season of Apex Legends, Respawn has revealed that they have plenty of content planned after confirming that they are already testing ideas for as far as Season 8.

With Season 5 presumably dropping on May 5, fans have been wondering just what is in store for the popular battle royale and according to leaks by iLootGames one of the classic Titanfall items could be next.

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An explosive drone similar to the Loot Ticks could be added to Apex Legends next.

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The ‘Tick’ frag drone has plagued many gamers during its time in Titanfall 2, as the automated drone would seek out any nearby targets and explode, often dealing fatal damage with few ways to counter.

Data miner iLootGames revealed that the Tick could be set to return during one of the upcoming seasons after finding game files hinting at the possibility.

“Oh crap, those that played Titanfall know how annoying these guys can be. Looks like we may be getting them in the future,” he added, revealing an image of the files.

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The leaked frag drone would likely resemble some of the rare Loot Ticks that were found in Kings Canyon, which wandered around the map containing valuable loot for any players lucky enough to find one.


Are frag drones really coming to Apex Legends?

This isn’t actually the first time these Frag Drones have been leaked for Apex Legends, as it was revealed that Respawn devs were possibly looking at ways to implement the automated drone during Season 1.

Back in March 2019, just after the game launched, another leaker also found files for the Frag Drone, and claimed that they were not just leftovers, because they were in the same location as both the L-Star and Havoc rifles.

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Little is known about what role the “Ticks” will play inside Apex Legends if they are added, however, as it is still unclear whether they would be player activated or just scattered around the map similar to the Loot Ticks.


Ticks were notorious in Titanfall for their massive explosive radius and it is likely that Respawn would need to tone the powerful drone down quite a bit if they are to be added to Apex Legends.