According to Respawn, Apex Legends files include very old assets and things that the studio tried to work with before. Some of these features may never see the light of the day and that's why datamining is not a good source for new info.
Ever since its release in February 2019, Apex Legends has been a subject of many leaks and datamining that revealed potential new game modes, characters and other features.
Recently, one of the dataminers released a list of ten new Legends which is probably one of the biggest leaks yet. That's why Respawn Entertainment decided to officially adress the leakers and datamining in a Reddit post.
Respawn's Community Manager Jay Frechette explained that he understands it can be fun to dig up stuff and speculate about it but players should not treat any of it as "a source of truth".
According to Frechette, Apex Legends' files include a lot of old, prototype features that the studio tried in the past. Some of these features were cut down during the development process in which the developers play with lots of ideas and a lot of them are heavily work-in-progress.
However, Jay explained that finding this stuff in the game's files by no means confirms that it'll ever see the light of the day. "At best you should treat any posts about this as a rumour and the real info will come from us when we’re ready to show off what’s coming next," Frechette wrote.
While it's true that rumours and leaks can often be false, one recent leak may come true after all. It's the new Legend Octane that is apparently coming in Season One. Several Origin users reported an introduction banner for Octane and Season One Battle Pass which will cost 950 Apex Coins.
Respawn will soon, officially, reveal more details on Season 1, Battle Pass, and the next Legend. Apex Legends' first season is scheduled to start sometime in March 2019.