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Apex Legends dataminer reveals seemingly unreleased trailer

Apex Legends is known for its amusing, well-animated trailers, event promos, and episodes of Stories from the Outlands. Usually, these trailers appear on Apex’s official YouTube channel or Twitter account long before they appear in-game, but that’s not the case with a new in-game trailer spotted by a prolific dataminer over the weekend.

Currently, new players first get into Firing Range’s tutorial mode, where Bloodhound gives them a very brief overview of how things work. The player is then instructed to use their skills for a few quick drills against the Firing Range’s fleet of dummy AI targets before effectively unleashing them and leaving inexperienced Apex newcomers to fend for themselves. Players have been requesting a tutorial update for years, so the existence of new tutorial content like an instructional trailer isn’t a particularly far-fetched notion.

While all leaks are to be taken with a pinch of salt, the dataminer who found the trailer has a consistent track record when it comes to accuracy, having previously leaked Battle Passes, cosmetic skins, and tons of other content before it appears in-game would .

The trailer explains the mechanics of the game in much more detail than the standard Firing Range tutorial mode.
The trailer explains the mechanics of the game in much more detail than the standard Firing Range tutorial mode.

The trailer has plenty of signs of legitimacy (including shots of newer maps like Storm Point), with Mirage talking at length about what a battle royale is and how Apex Legends works.

“Okay, before you blast through the skies attacking supply ships and tapping your bla-bitty-bla-bitties – uh, Storm Point, whatever – let’s cover the basics so you can have the most fun as possible as soon as possible.” , says Mirage in a voice identical to that of his voice actor, Robert CraigSmith.

Only time will tell if the new video will actually make an appearance in Apex Legends, but the trailer has clearly been animated with care, and if it’s really just appeared in the game’s files, it’s very likely legitimate. With newer modes like arenas and other significant changes to the meta, it makes perfect sense to overhaul the game’s intro to explain it.

Apex Legends is free to play on console and PC. A mobile version of the game, Apex Legends Mobile, is available for download on Android and iOS devices.

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