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Apex Legends devs leaked fake Forge details in patches to “misdirect” data miners

Looks like Apex Legends developers had a bit of fun at the expense of data miners. Data miners thought they had the next character for Apex Legends figured out earlier this year, but it turns out, was a misdirect created by Respawn Entertainment. According to Respawn design director Jason McCord, in order to thwart data miners and keep the next character, , a surprise, the team intentionally inserted fake concept art and details on Forge in patches. "Honestly, it started as a fun way to misdirect data miners who, at the time, felt like they had solved our next legend and had ruined our surprise," . "We actually purposefully leaked fake concept art and details of Forge's kit in patches, so there would be a bread crumb trail by the time we announced him. It's pretty insane, really. I can't think of any other game that has gone through such hijinks." This, apparently, was a ruse to make up for Revenant previously being leaked by data miners. Apex Legends Season 4 kicked off February 4 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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