Apex Legends developer reminds players that datamined information is not a development roadmap

    
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Gosh, people really do seem to love Apex Legends, and with that comes the natural human impulse to dig around in the game’s data files to find every conceivable scrap of information that might be in development. It’s gotten to the point that the developers have taken to the game’s subreddit to remind players that they definitely understand the love of datamining, but the information found therein is just extracted from data files, not the absolute truth from the development team:

There’s lots of stuff that has been datamined from Apex since launch and is swirling around the Internet. We know this stuff is fun to dig up and speculate about, but you should not treat any of that info as a source of truth. There’s stuff in there that is very old, or things we’ve tried in the past and cut–remember our design process is to prototype and play lots of ideas–and some of it may be things we’re still building for Apex Legends. Finding this stuff by no means confirms that it’ll ever come out. At best you should treat any posts about this as a rumor and the real info will come from us when we’re ready to show off what’s coming next.

There are also plans to release information about the next Legend, Season 1, and the Battle Pass very soon, although that information was already leaked incidentally by the Origin client. However, even if you’re not an Apex Legends fan, it’s a good reminder that you can find things datamined out in files that doesn’t wind up being in the finished game at any point. In short, feel free to speculate, but know that datamining is not a promise from the developers about what happens next.

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Respawn did nothing wrong imo. The only thing that went wrong at all was the temporary “leak” of the origin banner that mentioned battlepass and the new legend, which seems like an EA / origin error.

People who datamine and/or accept rumors as actual news deserve every bit of disappointment they got.

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Any info on possible third person view mode switch implementation? Like it’s done in Ring of Elysium (two separate queues for TPS/FPS)

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Respawn should have nipped all these rumors and data mining in the bud at the very beginning with a simple official statement. But no, they waited until the very last second before they judged it to be too damaging to ignore.

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It’s weird to me that people need to be reminded about this and even weirder that they’re mad at Respawn for reminding them.

There’s an interesting bit of speculation that the Battle Pass release was silently pushed back because there’s an exploit going around that lets players illicitly earn the 1000 Apex Coins from EA Access membership without paying for it. Since the Battle Pass cost 950 AC, according to the Origin store page that accidentally went live, that would definitely be a problem.

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This is more than speculation. The method was posted on reddit, though has since been edited away by the mods: https://www.reddit.com/r/apexlegends/comments/b00okp/origin_command_1000_free_apex_coins_epic_flatline/

It seems like it was a simple Origin launch command just like the Twich Prime thing, but I can’t find more info about it.

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Yeah, I know the exploit is confirmed. The speculation is that the Battle Pass was ready for release but is being held back until the exploit can be patched and coins removed from the accounts that used it.