There's been talk of a new Apex Legends map for some time - with leaks dating back to before the launch of Season 10. Now, though, with Season 11 on the horizon, it looks like we're finally going to see something resembling the "Tropics" map we've seen so many leaks talking about. Here's what we know...
When does the Season 11 launch trailer drop?
Respawn Entertainment's Season 11 launch trailer is expected to be released at the following times:
- 08:00 October 21st PST
- 11:00 October 21st EST
- 16:00 October 21st BST
As you can see from the link below - which will be updated with the Season 11 launch trailer when it drops - it looks like we're headed to a new sunny location that fits nicely with what we've heard regarding the "Tropics" map from leaks.
We still don't know any official details about this new location, yet. However, Respawn Entertainment usually releases a post explaining the new content and the lore behind it alongside these launch trailers - so stay tuned!
New "Tropics" Map Leaks
GarretLeaks, a notable Apex data miner, has shared new information about what appears to be a new map. Although, we don't actually have an image of the new map yet! Garret has shared these leaks through the lens of a cosmetic change that could be coming to Olympus' Tridents.
As you can see below, the new Tridents will have "dirt splashes" but otherwise look the same. Garret has suggested that this is because a new "Tropics" map is in the works.
As always, it's worth taking this with a pinch of salt until we know more. Due to the current release pattern of Apex Legends maps, we are inclined to agree with Garret's suggestion that the "Tropics" map isn't going to arrive until the season after next.
In a video on this discovery, Garret has gone into a few more details about what he found in regards to this "Tropics" map.
Firstly, there's going to be "alien plants". We don't know what this means but it could represent a new type of environmental hazard being added to Apex Legends in Season 11.
In addition to this, he suggested that the new map could actually take place on Gaea. This is the home planet of Rampart, Caustic, and Crypro and would allow Respawn to continue their trend of having each Apex Legends map relate to at least one of their characters.
We don't know when Season 11 is due to release just yet, or whether this map is going to release with Season 11 at all. However, it's worth keeping in mind as we continue into Season 10 and beyond.