Today we have a different kind of leak story as one Reddit user posted a reminder of the Apex Legends map leak from almost a year ago, which nobody believed at the time and even Respawn said they were relieved to see folks blow it off.
As you can see for yourself, the map of what we now know is Apex Legends didn't really go through any major changes since then, other than a few name changes to the in-game POIs.
Unfortunately for the original poster going by the name of Hiticonic, his post at the time was mostly met with scepticism and/or hope that Titanfall won't be going the way of battle royale.
Some even received gold for their immediate dismissal of the possibility of it being real, although with the number of false leaks going around - can you really blame them?
Nevertheless, in spite of all the gold, the Apex Legends leak turned out to be real and the remainder of this leak, that wasn't to be, even got a comment from Respawn's community manager going by the Reddit name of Jayfresh.
"Haha I remember this! It was a relief to see folks blow it off and I was thinking, well, he'll be able to say I was right when next year comes along", he wrote.
Some of the comments on the original post insisted that it's fake on the basis of Leviathans, the huge creatures you see grazing the sea floor or whatever when you're dropping.
In hindsight, we guess they didn't have to look for authenticity confirmation had they looked a bit lower, as Skull Town seems to have a Leviathan skeleton as well. Of course, hindsight is always 20/20 and we guess it's better to be sceptical than a sucker, no?
Thankfully for Respawn, they managed to keep the whole thing under tight wraps, which played a huge role in making Apex Legends the hit it was on launch, amassing 25 million players in the first week alone.