Respawn's new Apex Legends, like every other great title, is constantly under the knife.
Dataminers have been dropping fresh leaks nearly every day since the game launched earlier this month. And, with its first season set to commence next month, they're trying to get the jump on whatever's to come.
According to Twitter account, @RealApexLeaks, a new "Recruit Mode" could be coming, based on the coding found in the game's files. There's not much to go on there, but the idea is that you could recruit downed players to your team by reviving them - the exact same way the Golden State Warriors signed Kevin Durant after his former squad, the Oklahoma City Thunder, lost to the eventual champions in the NBA Playoffs in 2016.
Such a scenario would leave three 20-person teams to battle it out, with the last team alive being named winners.
LEAK: New Recruit Mode.— Apex Legends - News & Leaks (@RealApexLeaks) February 18, 2019
It's something like if you revive a player, they join your team. It's basically like you're recruiting people into a team.
Each team would consist of 20 members and 3 teams max. Last team alive wins.
(via @ApexLBR)#ApexLegends #ApexLegendsleaks pic.twitter.com/newgiRxMsD
LEAK: For the #ApexLegends Survival Mode, we might be seeing a Host NPC. There were 8 options to choose from. They're not the normal Legends, I've cross checked.— Apex Legends - News & Leaks (@RealApexLeaks) February 14, 2019
I'm not exactly sure what the hosts do, but I think it's gonna be cool.#ApexLegendsBattleRoyale pic.twitter.com/O4jVcBO2RS
The leakers have also discovered a survival mode in the files. There's not a lot of information there either, but there are suggestions that kill replays will be a part of the action while an NPC audience will be around to react to players by cheering them on, giving standing ovations, and booing.
There's also a list of names who aren't playable characters, but it's not clear how choosing one of them could impact the game.
As for what the players themselves will have to do, it's still unclear. But we can't imagine getting booed will be of any help to players who already have a hard time just getting around.
Respawn has not yet confirmed any of these modes. However, they have let players know that they can expect new characters. The names of "Octane" and "Wattson" have since come up, with the Tesla Trap and Stim said to be their special abilities.
LEAK: In #ApexLegends Survival Mode, we should be seeing Kill Replays. Something similar to goal replays in @RocketLeague.— Apex Legends - News & Leaks (@RealApexLeaks) February 14, 2019
More Leaks Soon. Tune in for the next hour at the least.#ApexLegendsBattleRoyale pic.twitter.com/s57kV2X7By
Prior leaks also suggested that players will have the option of deviating from the three-man squad, potentially being able to play in pairs or solo.
It sounds like there's quite a lot in store, and there should be, as Respawn has worked on this game for two years. They have already confirmed that there's a year of content mapped out, so stay tuned.