Apex Legends Tropical Island map: Leaks, features & release date

Tropical Island map in Apex Legends

A Tropical Island map is heading to Apex Legends according to a series of new leaks, here’s everything we know about the new arena so far, from the release date to how it will play.

Apex Legends Season 11 is edging ever closer, and fans are lapping up every teaser they can find for the next chapter.

While new characters and a fresh battle pass are a given, leaks have hinted strongly that a new map is in the works, joining Kings Canyon, World’s Edge, and Olympus.

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Check out everything we know about the rumored Tropical Island map right here.

Tropical Island map features and details

Tropical Island map in Apex Legends

An in-game teaser from Respawn appears to have hinted that the tropical new map is heading into the battle royale sooner rather than later.

The existence of the map is yet to be officially confirmed, but it would fit with the developer’s history of making each new battleground visually distinct from the rest.

Apex insider Shrugal also revealed information about the new map in a video back in August, where he discussed evidence he had found about how it will play.

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One of the most drastic new features that Shrugal mentioned is the inclusion of AI wildlife that is expected to roam around the map.

The leaker found code on a test map and believes that the animals will be a “persistent map feature and threat.”

He gave an example that players may have to fight off waves of spiders to earn valuable loot.

Wildlife is a feature that Apex’s rival Fortnite has embraced in recent seasons as a way of gaining resources.

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Bloodhound and bird in Apex Legends


If the leaks so far are to be believed, the Tropical Island map is set to feature the Trident vehicles that are currently only found on Olympus.

Shrugal claimed that the vehicles are influencing the way the map is being designed, as a way to encourage players to make use of the transport.


It appears that the new map will be wetter and dirtier than the other maps in the rotation, fitting in with the tropical theme.

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Textures found in the files by Shrugal mentioned “Muddy Trident Vehicles,” which from screenshots appears to mean that outside of the vehicles will be far less pristine than on Olympus.

Apex Legends Tropical Island map release date

Bloodhound in Apex Legends

If the leaks are true, we’re expecting the Tropical Island map to launch on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

This would line it up with the date that Apex Legends Season 11 is due to kick-off, exactly three months since Season 10: Emergence got underway.

We’re still awaiting word from the developers, so be sure to check back here for all the latest updates

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That was everything we know so far about the next map heading to Apex Legends. Season 11 is not too far away, so fans can expect more concrete information very soon.

For more on Apex Legends, check out our guide on how to improve your game, as well as the Season 10 character tier list.

Image credits: Respawn Entertainment