Hiticonic is finally getting his upvotes.
Apex Legends, specifically its map, was leaked last year…but no one noticed.
As reported by PC Gamer, a Reddit user by the name of hiticonic posted a thread titled “Alleged Minimap for Rumored Titanfall Battle Royale Game” 11 months ago and it only garnered 14 comments – some excited about the idea of a Titanfall battle royale game and others calling the map a fake.
Well, as it turns out, that was in-fact the map of Apex Legends from Titanfall developers Respawn Entertainment, albeit changed slightly.
Yesterday, Reddit user Fubbles22 brought up the leak that went mostly ignored for almost a year and the user’s thread is now sitting at 57.5k upvotes and over 1.6k comments.
Hiticonic appeared in the thread and jokingly said “I’ll take my upvotes now :P,” and asked everyone to stop giving him Reddit gold, as he doesn’t need it! He currently has been given Reddit Gold 16 times.
There were some users in the new thread that called this a conspiracy and that Respawn Entertainment had leaked it themselves.
In response, Respawn Community Manager Jayfresh_Respawn commented and said that he remembered the post and that “it was a relief to see folks blow it off and [Jayfresh] was thinking, “Well, he’ll be able to say I was right when next year comes along.””
Apex Legends has taken the world by storm since its surprise launch last month. In our review, we said that it “is squad-based battle royale done right, complete with cool heroes, a superb communication system, and polished mechanics.”
In its first week alone, over 25 million players tried out the newest contender to the battle royale realm.
For more on Apex Legends, be sure to check out our ranking of every Legend in the game and read out thoughts on what we think Apex Legends needs to do to stay on top.
Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who is happy hiticonic is finally getting his upvotes. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.