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New Apex Legends leak gives detailed look at rumored character Octane

Published: 1/Mar/2019 21:48 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 4:04

by Alan Bernal

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More Apex Legends rumors are circulating that heavily suggest a new Legend will be added to the game soon, as a leaked image points to a big change coming to the battle royale.

A deleted Reddit post contained the best view of what many believe to be the title’s next Legend named Octane, while giving information on a future content pass for the game.

The leak comes on the heels of more sightings for the game’s next Legend, which has all but confirmed the character’s imminent arrival for many fans.

The best image for the rumored Legend, Octane.

The original poster for the deleted image said he lived with someone who had close ties to Apex Legends’ development, and would frequently get clued in with upcoming information.

They had acquired the image by taking a quick snap of their roommate’s computer which seems to show an upcoming promo for an announcement being worked on.

Octane’s style and imagery in the leak is leading a lot of members from the community to believe in the validity of the rumor, though nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

Respawn Entertainment’s general road map for incoming content.

The original leaker also mentioned that the game’s Battle Pass would make its way to players around March 12, which would coincide with the promo work that is apparently being worked on.

Respawn has given players a clear road map of what they expect release in next few months, and the rumor of a mid-March release seems to go in line with the company’s plans.

Some commenters were obviously hesitant in relying too much on the Octane leak, as more rumors are sure to make their through the community as Respawn draw near to a content release.

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Apex Legends dev explains why Octane is getting “tiny buff” in Season 7

Published: 22/Oct/2020 16:33

by Daniel Cleary

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Respawn game designer Daniel Klein has revealed why Octane will be receiving a small buff in the seventh season of Apex Legends, addressing some concerns around the fan-favorite character.

There are now 14 unique characters in Apex Legends and with another Legend, who was teased to be Horizon, on the way in Season 7, many players are hoping for their favorite characters to receive buffs in the coming updates.

Plenty of Apex fans have been calling for the Adrenaline Junkie, Octane, to get buffed in recent patches. Despite being one of the most popular characters he does not have a strong win rate in Season 6.

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Octane is one of the few characters to be buffed in Season 7

As it is unclear what could be done to boost the character’s performance, with some Octane fans even asking for full rework, many players have called on Respawn devs to help improve his chances at winning.

Following the release of the latest patch, one Apex player Iraakeane asked Apex devs when Octane would be getting buffed or reworked, and Respawn Game designer Daniel Klein finally responded to fans’ concerns.

The Apex dev revealed that Octane would be getting a “tiny buff” in the next season, although he did not share what exactly will change about the high-flying daredevil in-game.

“Octane’s got a very high pick rate (a lot of people play him) and also a very high encounter win rate (he wins individual engagements a lot),” Klein added, before revealing why the popular character needed a small buff.

“It’s just his trios win rate that’s low,” he shared, suggesting that they were happy with his current state, “that’s kind of okay: he’s a selfish, charge-in-guns-blazing character who’s a ton of fun to play but also eventually gets himself killed.”

As of now, it is unclear just what kind of buff Octane will receive, but fans will likely have to wait until the season’s end on November 4 to find out for sure.

There have been a few other buffs revealed by Respawn for Season 7, as characters like Mirage are set to receive some “scary” changes in the next few weeks.