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Apex Legends cosplayer shares incredibly accurate Octane outfit

Published: 24/Jun/2019 18:52 Updated: 24/Jun/2019 19:11

by Alan Bernal

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The Apex Legends community show off some of the best cosplays around the net, but people might find it hard to come around an Octane design better than Erin Ball’s outfit that’s a stunning reimagining of the Adrenaline Junkie.

Respawn Entertainment launched their thrilling battle royale on February 4 with a cast of unique characters. While Octane came a bit later as the game’s first addition, fans instantly loved the high-flying thrill seeker upon release.

Since then, the community has produced insane creations in artwork and more featuring the ninth legend that perfectly breathes new life into the Apex Games’ daredevil.

Respawn EntertainmentThe high flying Legend has been a favorite character for cosplayers, but none has quite captured the Adrenaline Junkie quite like Ball has.

The crowning homage to Octane, however, might be in the form of Ball’s outfit design that dresses the double amputee in an insanely accurate cosplay from head to mechanical toe.

In collaboration with Henchmen Studios, Ball’s cosplay has everything from Octane’s fit stunningly recreated. Octane is known for his adrenaline-pumping acts which requires him to wear an intricate headdress featuring goggles and a mask among other things.

Ball’s design incorporates those elements while even showing off some detailed flare as she has Octane’s bold tattoo prominently recreated on her left arm.

Respawn EntertainmentA complete look at Ball’s Octane cosplay.

But fans are sure to put their attention on the incredible prosthetics that were specially made for this cosplay. According to a report by EuroGamer, the people who put it together took measurements of Ball’s everyday sockets.

Then they used that to create a 3D model of the sockets and stilts that Ball’s cosplay would have, before looking to the game’s character design to bring the finishing touches to life.

The whole design process must have been difficult, but it definitely paid off seeing as Ball delivered one of the most astonishing takes to an Apex Legends character seen so far.

Respawn EntertainmentWhile the prosthetics are nothing short of amazing, the Octane cosplay even does a great job of putting the rest of the outfit together.

Apex Legends community knows how to make great cosplays

While Ball’s outfit certainly separates itself from other reimaginings in terms of quality and overall design, the Apex community have previously cooked up great cosplays for other legends.

Cosplayer ‘Kayyybear’ put on one of the best takes to popular combat medic Lifeline, that was so good that the CEO of Respawn Entertainment Vince Zampella even chimed in on the design.

There’s no shortage of creative cosplayers in the Apex Legends scene, and as the game develops there’s sure to be more incredible costumes to come.

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What’s coming in Apex Legends Season 7? Horizon, Olympus, Trident, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 16:43 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 16:58

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is on the horizon, which means a new Legend, new weapons and even a new map. So, here’s everything we know so far.

Since releasing back in February 2019, Apex Legends has cemented itself as one of the premier battle royale games around. 

Season 7 has been moved up a week, now starting on November 4, cutting your time short to complete the battle pass, if you’re still grinding through it.

The new Legend added to the roster, Horizon, will no doubt be the biggest talking point, but fans are eagerly awaiting the new map, Olympus, the vehicle, Trident, weapons, and more. So, here’s everything we know so far about what Season 7 could have in store. 

Rampart with her minigun in Apex Legends
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Rampart joined the party in Apex Legends Season 6, but the countdown is on to Season 7.

Apex Legends Season 7 legend

Horizon is set to become the new Legend in Season 7, joining the roster after her teasers in the Firing Range and most recently in the Ascension trailer. However, Respawn hasn’t as of yet confirmed her abilities, but the trailer showcased a fantastic peek into her skills which will no doubt be a great way to secure the win against your enemies.

Data miners have, however, provided us with a clear indication of what Horizon’s abilities will be like, one being Gravity Lifts, which we got a teaser of in-game.

Horizon in Apex Legends
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Our first look at Horizon in-game in Apex Legends.

New weapon in Season 7

Looking at a potential new weapon is similar to the situation with how things work for new legends – there have been plenty of leaks and a ton of speculation, but nothing is set in stone.

One of the main possibilities is the Compound Bow. This unreleased weapon was spotted in artwork released during the early days of Season 6 as it hasn’t been released yet. But, again, it’s a case of wait and see. 

Olympus map in Apex Legends Season 7

Respawn also previously treated fans to a small look at the new map, Olympus, via an Instagram Apex Legends effect. With the release of the Ascension trailer on October 28, however, we get a broader view of this stunning map.

The map is bright and highly saturated, full of pink and red-hued trees, lush grass, and gigantic sprawling architecture that will make for a refreshing change from the already fantastic maps available to players in the past.

 Season 6, however, focused on map changes to World’s Edge – including a rocket ship launchpad over towards The Dome. 

 

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex Legends is moving to Olympus on Psamanthe in Season 7

Apex Legends buffs in Season 7

In the case of Legend changes, the Respawn team regularly tweaks a few things at the start of each season – be it cutting down a cooldown on a certain ability or giving a legend a brand new passive. 

Pathfinder has already been confirmed to be getting a buff in the near future, and it makes sense that this would come in Season 7. 

Respawn have now also confirmed that Mirage and Rampart will be getting buffs in the new Season, though haven’t given any details on what exactly they will be yet.

New vehicle type

a new vehicle called the trident that looks like a hovercraft is shown in the new ascension trailer
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The Trident, a hovercraft-style vehicle appears throughout the new Ascension trailer

We have also been treated to a new peak at the Trident; a new vehicle that seems to resemble a hovercraft and can take multiple passengers. This is sure to be a fantastic addition to the arsenal of options available to players in how they traverse the map and get that edge over their enemies.

Season 7 introduces clubs

The official Apex Legends website also confirms Clubs are arriving, which as of now are only described as being a way to “find like-minded players, build a community, and rise together.” It will be interesting to see how these Clubs are developed and what it will mean for those that are in them. Shrugtal found out information about Clubs back in June, and it looks like they will be soon available for players to utilize with Season 7.

Apex on Steam, and what it means for you

With the launch of Season 7, Apex Legends will become available for the first time on Steam, with even greater news: player progress will carry over! Playing on Steam in Season 7 will also give players special Valve-inspired guns. This is a fantastic addition for those who like to utilize Steam as their centralized hub for their gaming.

New weapon type: Gadgets

It has also been suggested that a new weapon type – Gadgets – are also set to appear in Apex Legends in the future.

Reliable data miner Shurgtal pointed out that there is in-game code for Gadgets and suggested that they could be things like smoke grenades that are non-combat throwable items. These haven’t appeared in-game during Season 6, and could be ripe for Season 7.

 

As we approach the new season, we’ll keep this post updated with any claims from reliable lakers or just flat out confirmed changes from Respawn themselves.