Data miners pouring through the back end of Apex Legend's recent update have discovered what appears to be clues about yet-to-be-announced weapons, a night mode, and NPCs.

Just like the Havoc energy rifle that was first unveiled by people rummaging around in the back end, Twitter account RealApexLeaks has reportedly located details of a remote turret and flamethrower. It's unclear if the weapons will be up for grabs for the general populous or restricted to certain legends; maybe the rumoured Octane or Wattson.

So, here's the reported evidence of the new weapons (thanks, Dexerto):

And here's the code about a night mode:

It's talk of NPCs that's fascinating me most, though. The tweets raise more questions than they answer - Will they be in training only? Is this to cut down matchmaking times? Is there a new mode in the works? - but names seemingly include Spider, Goliath, and Prowler.

Of course, there's no official word as yet from Respawn, so until then, we need to take this with a healthy dollop of salt.

Respawn has declared war on Apex Legends cheaters - although don't expect the developer to reveal its plan of attack. In a post on reddit, Respawn community manager Jay Frechette said the makers of the brilliant battle royale have banned over 355,000 players on PC alone through Easy-Anti-Cheat.

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When​ ​her friends​ ​were falling in love with soap stars, Vikki was falling in love with​ ​video games. She's a survival horror survivalist​ ​with a penchant for​ ​Yorkshire Tea, men dressed up as doctors and sweary words. She struggles to juggle a fair-to-middling Destiny/Halo addiction​ ​and her kill/death ratio is terrible.

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