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.