Apex Legends data miners have dug into the games files and revealed that the game is set to receive a night mode and a ‘community happy hour’ with an upcoming update.
Over 50 million players have dropped in at least once in search of a victory since the game's release on February 4 - sending the title skyrocketing to the top of the gaming world.
As the game grows in popularity, data miners and leakers are doing their best to reveal Respawn Entertainment's plans for the future earlier than initially planned - with plenty of fakes and concepts thrown in there for good measure. However, Twitter user @AustinScriver looks to have uncovered two new additions to the game.
Fans who had already conceptualized a 'night mode' in the game may just be getting their wish after all. After data miners dug into the games files, code has been discovered for something that would resemble a ‘night mode’ - with code that scripts a changing of the time from day to night and vice versa.
Players have painted King's Canyon red in the daytime since the game was released on February 4, but playing in the dark has been a feature that other battle royales, such as PUBG and Fortnite, have included for some time. Now, Apex looks set to follow that path too.
LEAK: Also there's a Night Mode is development. That's one of the most requested features after a reddditor showed how the map would like in the Night.— Apex Legends - News & Leaks (@RealApexLeaks) March 8, 2019
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In addition to the night mode, a 'community happy hour' code has also been uncovered, however, it is much less unclear what this would entail upon release.
The only readable piece of code that is displayed in the leaked image shows that the happy hour has an end timer for hours, minutes and seconds. This may have something to do with a possible Double XP event or even double drops for players.
However, that is purely speculation until official word is released.
LEAK: There's something called a "Community Happy Time" in the Code. Idk what it means but I'll just leave it here.— Apex Legends - News & Leaks (@RealApexLeaks) March 8, 2019
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There is currently no official confirmation on a release date for these additions. It's possible that they could be arriving with the start of Apex Legends Season 1 - which is rumored to get underway at some point in March.
The seasonal based content will have a battle pass element, with both the night mode and community happy hour both possibly being linked to that in some way.
This is all, of course, purely speculation and there's no guarantee that these additions will even make an appearance in the game for one reason or another.