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Is Forge really dead? Apex Legends dev responds

Published: 30/Jan/2020 9:08 Updated: 30/Jan/2020 9:10

by Joe O'Brien

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An Apex Legends developer has confirmed that new character Forge is definitely dead, seemingly putting to bed theories that he could still be alive.

James ‘The Forge’ McCormick, typically known just as ‘Forge’, was first introduced as the new Legend for Season 4 in a developer stream on January 23.

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The announcement came as a surprise to many fans, with leaks having previously suggested that Revenant would instead be the new character debuting in the upcoming season.

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Forge was originally announced as the new Legend for Season 4.

Things were not all as they initially appeared, however. On January 27, Respawn released a video which saw Forge being interviewed after finally qualifying for the Apex games, only for the interview to be abruptly ended by the arrival of Revenant, who appeared behind Forge and stabbed him in the back.

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This, along with indications in Apex Legends itself, suggested that Forge was not going to actually make it into the games, and that his place would be taken by Revenant instead. Fans haven’t been totally satisfied with this explanation, however, with many theorizing that Forge may yet have survived.

Unfortunately, it seems those theories may now have been nullified, as Respawn Senior Animator Moy Parra confirmed that Forge was in fact murdered, and he is now “super duper dead.”

Even despite this apparent confirmation, some fans are still not convinced that there aren’t further twists yet to be revealed. Some have pointed to the tone of the tweet, which could be read as slightly sarcastic, while others have claimed the ‘crossed fingers’ emoji could be an indication that the developer isn’t telling the whole truth.

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It certainly does seem odd that Respawn would go to the trouble of developing a complete new Legend simply as a means of misdirecting players as to the real new character being released in Season 4, especially as that misdirection only really lasted for a few days.

Whatever the whole truth is, it seems likely that fans may have to wait for Season 4 to arrive on February 4 to find out.

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How to get super jump with Octane’s jump pad in Apex Legends

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:19 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:21

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got a trick that lets Octane jump seemingly higher than normal when using his launchpad, though, it might be quite situational.

Ever since being introduced back in Season 1, Octane has helped shake up Apex Legends thanks to his unique movement abilities. 

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The adrenaline junkie might not feature in every match in the same way both Pathfinder and Wraith do, but when he does, you can be sure to see him whizzing around the map using Stim or flying high with his jump pad.

Players have come up with plenty of movement tricks since his introduction, with Respawn going as far as tweaking the pad so that users can use a double jump. Yet, some players have gone even further, well, higher, than that. 

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Octane in Apex Legends
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Octane can regularly be found in Apex games, but not as much as some other legends.

It comes from Reddit user KILL2BKING, who pointed out that the tip might be pretty situational, but it should help you get the high ground over unknowing opponents. 

Quite simply, when an Octane jump pad is on the floor, you want to punch your way on it. Don’t run, or walk, use your melee attack right before you step on to it and you’ll start to bounce.

Now, if you really want to maximize the height advantage, let yourself float back down to the pad. You’ll then get a boost like it is a trampoline. Then, you can use your double jump to reach even greater heights. 

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  1. Place an Octane jump pad
  2. Melee attack right before stepping onto the pad
  3. Take a bounce up and down like a trampoline
  4. Double jump off to new heights

As noted, while this tip is pretty useful, it’s also quite situational. Given that you need to bounce up and back down again on the jump pad, it can make you vulnerable to enemy attacks. 

At the end of the day, though, if you need to reach a spot that could you give a leg up in a game, the movement trick is certainly worth mastering. At least until Respawn make legends changes.