There’s so much information on the internet these days, and even more so when it comes to video game rumors. With so many « leaks » flying around and nephews whose uncles work at Nintendo, it’s hard to tell what’s real sometimes. Like a year ago, for example, when the actual map for Apex Legends was leaked on Reddit and nobody believed it was real.
11 months ago, user u/hiticonic posted a leaked version of the Apex Legends map on the r/Titanfall subreddit. There are some differences, presumably since it was still a work-in-progress at the time, but it’s clearly a version of the same map Apex Legends launched with. Unfortunately, nobody believed u/hiticonic when the leak went live.
« ITS NOT REAL, » commented one user in response to the post. « Fake, » said another. Nearly a year later, this Reddit thread was uncovered by the r/ApexLegends subreddit. Funny how much a year changes things. One moment, a Titanfall battle royale leak is being derided by the internet, the next Apex Legends is being dubbed a potential « Fortnite-killer. »
As it turns out, the original poster from 11 months ago, u/hiticonic, is a mod on the r/ApexLegends subreddit. This has led to speculation that the leak was intentional and was a way for Respawn to gauge interest from fans. Given the cold reception at the time, it might have led to Respawn’s decision to launch Apex Legends without a prior announcement.
While we may never know the origins behind the Apex Legends leak from a year ago, it’s crazy to see how reception to a Titanfall battle royale game didn’t really change until launch. Even when Apex Legends leaked a weekend before the release, the idea of a Titanfall battle royale spinoff was met with derision. But history has vindicated u/hiticonic it seems.
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