Apex Legends data miners are revealing information on what's to come for Season 12, and one possible change being tested now is the option to hold larger private matches.
Apex Legends Leak Reveals Possible Lobby Changes
Apex Legends data miner GarretLeaks revealed data that appears to show a new maximum of 100 players or 100 teams in private matches. That's up from the 60 players found in a standard Apex Legends match.
This information hasn't been confirmed and the data mine shows that the potential large matches are only being tested at the moment.
Players familiar with Storm Point know that the map is not just big but actually Apex Legends' "largest map to date, about 15% bigger than World's Edge, our previous map-size record holder." That's per an official Respawn Entertainment description.
With that size, matches with 100 players could easily fit and play well on Storm Point, adding 40 more players to the match. Apex Legends are currently the smallest among the top battle royales; Fortnite runs 100-player matches, and Call of Duty: Warzone can hold up to 150 players.
Players have been rooting for 100-player matches that could make playing on maps like Storm Point more fun. However, as recently as October Apex Legends design director Jason McCord tweeted that Respawn would likely stick to 60-player lobbies.
"We think the game is balanced for 60 players, and it's optimized for 60 players," he wrote. "And our maps are made for 60 players."
Now that Apex has Storm Point as a new and bigger map, it's possible Respawn Entertainment's thinking about 100-player lobbies has changed. For now, we'll have to wait and see.