Is it a character or NPC?
A new Apex Legends character has potentially leaked online.
Twitter user @shrugtal found an image of what could be a new character on EA’s servers, where it remains in the back-end, still live as of time of writing. The URL for the image also mentions the Season 1 Battle Pass for Apex Legends, which has a rumored launch date of March 12.
Initially, the image apparently included text that included details of the character, Octane, and shrugtal reported that it was taken down after 10 minutes. However, we cannot confirm this ourselves at the current time.
Earlier rumours had speculated that NPCs are a planned addition to the game, so there’s the possibility that this figure could instead be representative of them.
One month after the release of Apex Legends, the free-to-play battle royale hit 50 million players worldwide, which is not surprising considering it had 25 million players after only one week.
So far, Apex Legends has one quarter of the players that Fortnite had after an entire year following its release.
While we wait for confirmation on this leak, check out how a leak for Apex Legends came out a year ago, without anyone noticing, and find out how we ranked all of the Legends in the game.
In IGN’s review of Apex Legends we said, “Apex Legends makes squad-based battle royale work better than thought possible, even when playing with a randomly matched team.”
Jessie Wade is a news writer at IGN. Follow her for updates on Twitter @jessieannwade.