Apex Legends cosplayer shares incredibly accurate Octane outfit - Dexerto
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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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Apex Legends Rampart buff would make her unbeatable in early fights

Published: 30/Nov/2020 12:12

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends player has come up with an interesting buff concept for Rampart that would change her passive ability and immediately make her one of the best legends in the game.

When Rampart was first introduced at the start of Apex Legends Season 6, many fans raised eyebrows at her abilities – especially the mounted machine gun, Sheila, as it was something the game hadn’t seen before.

After her initial burst in popularity, the defensive legend has slowly slipped down the popularity standings. You’ll still see her in matches, of course, but she isn’t as well used as she previously was. 

That comes, in part, to the tweaks made to other leagues with the Season 7 update. Rampart wasn’t buffed as much as, say, Loba was and fans would like to see her given a boost – with some coming up with their own, interesting, concepts for a buff.

Apex Legends' rampart looking at rocket
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Rampart’s arrival in Apex Legends was succesful right away, but she’s fallen away since.

The new idea of which comes from Reddit user Fetzenschaedl, who instead of changing of Ultimate or Tactical, instead focused on the character’s passive. 

In Fetzenschaedl’s idea for a buff, Rampart’s passive would go one of two ways. Firstly, she could extend her additional ammo carrying capacity to other types rather than just focusing on LMGs and Heavy ammo.

However, in the other part – and this is where it gets really interesting – the Redditor suggests that Rampart could be able to pick up a weapon that uses a hop-up, and have a hop-up attached right away. Say you drop in and pick up a Wingman right away, it would have either Skullpiercing Rounds or Quickdraw attachment right away. 

Just some ideas because her current passive is not that great from apexlegends

The latter might seem incredibly powerful, but in terms of Loba’s character, it does make sense. She is all about upgrading and modifying weapons, after all. 

Yet, it might be a little too powerful for Respawn’s liking, especially as it’d make Loba a supremely powerful early game character. So, we’ll just have to wait and see as to what changes they cook up themselves.