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New Apex Legends Map Tropic Islands Coming Soon According to Leaks

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According to leaks, a new map is on the way for Apex Legends - Tropic Islands.

Apex Legends Season 11 might not be too far away, and with a new season likely comes a new map. At the moment, Apex's Battle Royale mode consists of three maps: King's Canyon, World's Edge, and Olympus. A decent variety, but avid Apex players are eager to see another enter the rotation. Fortunately, it looks like a new map is on the way.

Known Apex Legends leaker, Shrugtal, believes that a new map called "Tropic Island" will be arriving in Season 11. In a YouTube video, Shrugtal discusses that the map has been "designed with vehicle movement in mind" as a set of texture files revealed a Muddy Trident named "Hover Vehicle Tropics.” This vehicle type seems pretty useful for a map that will likely make use of tropical terrain variation. It also gives an idea of the sort of scale we can expect to see from this new map, with it being designed with such vehicles in mind.

Additionally, the leaker pointed out a line of code in a test map - ”mp_rr_ai_wildlife.” This heavily hints at the possibilty of AI wildlife being implemented into the new map. Shrugtal describes this addition as possibly being a "persistant map feature and threat," possible fighting off waves of creatures to access high-end loot.

Lastly, Shrugtal discusses the inclusion of a number of sound files, inlcusing one titled "Windy Cliffside." This hints towards variations in elevation across the map, making for the possibilty of some interesting vantage points.

Of course, with any leaks, it's important to take information with a pinch of salt. Until more details have been officially revealed, these features are largely speculation. Players will have to wait until closer to the start of Season 11 for confirmation, which is likely to begin early November.