For years, Apex Legends players have been begging for the game’s level cap–which currently cuts off at level 500–to be increased. Based on recent tweets by dataminer SomeoneWhoLeaks, Respawn is planning to raise the level cap to 700 in the near future.

SomeoneWhoLeaks discovered badge frames in the game’s files indicating that 200 new levels will likely be accessible to Apex players in the near future. The anonymous leaker, who has previously leaked accurate information on everything from upcoming skins to gameplay changes, posted images of level badge frames for both Lifeline and Octane, but claimed they’d discovered dozens more. The badges evolve as players level up, and the popular Apex Legends dataminer Hypermist has corroborated the leaks, posting more examples of the evolving frames on Twitter.

For those who have been playing Apex from day one, this is a very exciting development. Initially, the level cap was set at 100, before eventually being raised to 500 in December 2019. Part of the reason Apex players are so passionate about increasing the level cap are the rewards received for leveling up. At each level, players receive Legend Tokens, used to re-roll daily challenges and purchase legend skin recolors in the in-game store. They also periodically receive Apex Packs. But once the level cap is reached, players no longer receive Apex Packs when they gain a level.

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