Data miners have found new game files added to Apex Legends which suggest a new map, or possibly multiple maps, are being developed by Respawn, for the popular battle royale game.
Since the update for Season 1 of Apex Legends released on March 19, data miners have been busy digging through the game files to uncover more 'leaks' about what Respawn Entertainment has planned.
The possibility of a new map, in addition to King's Canyon, has been circling for a while, as well as a leak that suggested a 'night' version of the map might also be added.
Following the update on March 19, leakers found clues that hint towards at least one more map option being added, with a 'map selector' file.
Additionally, there were also other files such as 'map_button' and map_zone_intro_title', which would perhaps be used as players load into the map.
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A 'Night mode' was confirmed to be in development after a previous leak, so it's possible that it might not be a whole new map, but perhaps some time of day or weather options for King's Canyon?
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As with any leak, there's no guarantee that any of this will see the light of day in-game, as developers will often work on things in the backend, but not always necessarily finalizing them and releasing to the player base.