A combination of easter eggs found in the game and the hard work of data miners has fans reeling about possible changes to the Kings Canyon map we have all come to know so well.
Let's look at the evidence for a potential map change in Season 5.
User ‘HIRUZENandENMA’ discovered a new easter egg in Apex Legends. Landing at the Dome on World's Edge, they activated an Ares Division device and discovered a map of a maze-like laboratory underground.
This doesn't just add key lore to the game, but is another major teaser for Season 5 that big map changes could be coming.
With the end of Season 4 on the way, it looks like Respawn are starting up the hype train for Season 5.
Data miners following breadcrumbs
This easter egg isn't the only hint out there that changes are afoot.
Data miner ‘The_Suum’ also shared an image of “some underground thing” which could be linked to a future teaser.
An image from another miner called ‘Shrugtal’ shows what could be a schedule for future teasers, as well.
Possible Titanfall hints
There was an interview in Game Informer Issue 324, where Apex Legends general manager Dusty Welch and game director Chad Grenier spoke about the future of Respawn's game.
IMMENSE EXPECTATIONS: Players are sure to be looking forward to another amazing season
They said that:
"We're always bringing in stuff from the Titanfall universe. We built an awesome world in Titanfall 1 and 2...There could potentially be a pleasant surprise for Titanfall fans in Season 5."
No official announcement has been made at this point, but the hints could point at something genuinely special for the next season.
Apex Legends Season 5 release date
We typically see an Apex Season lasting exactly three months. Since Season 4 kicked off on 4 February we can expect Season 5 to start on 5 May 2020.
Of course, the coronavirus lockdown may have other ideas about this. Fortnite has had to delay their next season, and Apex could see similar delays.