A new Apex Legends weapon might have just been leaked by Respawn

Is Respawn playing with us?

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Respawn Entertainment revealed a host of new performance updates in its latest “check-in” on the Apex Legends subreddit. As well as a detailed looked at the upcoming patch, something may have been leaked, too.

In the thread, the community manager of Respawn, Jay Frechette, posted a number of pictures to highlight the new changes. One of the images, however, points towards a possible new weapon. It may have been an accident on Respawn’s part, but it could also easily be an intended easter egg.

The picture features Mirage, Apex’s most slippery legend, holding an unknown weapon. It looks like some sort of assault rifle or a submachine gun, but it’s nothing we’ve previously seen before. It’s difficult to make out, though, and it could just be a trick of the eyes.

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If it is a new weapon, it would make a lot of sense. Respawn has yet to release the extensive content it’s promised, and a new gun would put the game on the right path. There’s only been one new weapon added to Apex so far. It’s about time another was added.

The community expected an arsenal of new weapons with the release of season one, but that was far from the case. Respawn released Octane, the latest legend, but there’s yet to be any new weapons.

If leaks come to fruition, several new guns, and legends may be in line before season one ends. Nothing has been confirmed, but according to data miners, there’s a lot in the works. The weapon showcased on the Apex subreddit could just be one of many upcoming additions to the game.