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How to make Octane’s jump pad a lethal weapon in Apex Legends

Published: 29/Jun/2019 10:04 Updated: 29/Jun/2019 10:50

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have uncovered a bizarre new use for Octane’s Jump Pad ability that allows them to score kills without needing to go anywhere.

Octane was the first new Legend added to Respawn Entertainment‘s popular battle royale title back in Season One: Wild Frontier. The adrenaline junkie character has quickly become of the more used legends in-game as fans use his unique movement mechanics to maneuver around the map.

However, it is those mechanics which have been found to have a secret use – allowing players to become more of a hindrance to both their teammates and enemies. 

Respawn EntertainmentOctane has quickly become one of the a must use legends in Apex Legends.

In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user SzyjeCzapki showcased their discovery during a late game situation. As their teammates climbed to a higher point, the Redditor threw down Octane’s jump pad in a bid to give them a huge launch.

However, one of the players – using Caustic – wandered in front of the throw and took the Jump Pad to the side of the head. Instead of the item bumping them a few meters, the players were left shocked to find that the touch actually eliminated the Caustic player as the death message showed that they had been ‘crushed’.

Now, of course, players can recover from the strange new discovery thanks to the games long-standing respawn beacon – provided their banner has been recovered. 

Yet, it remains to be seen if the uncovering of this crushing ability is actually meant to be work as it does, or if the friendly fire aspect of being crushed is an error. However, if it’s not, it would presumably work in the same way on enemy players. 

It may take some luck, or just running into bad players, but being able to crush someone as Octane will bag you as many style points as pulling off a finisher kill. Even though you won’t get the same free shield recharge. 

Respawn developers regularly monitor the game’s subreddit and respond to similar highlight moments, so it could well be the case that they’ve yet to see Octane’s jump pad being used in this way because they haven’t responded. 

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Apex Legends hints at removing World’s Edge in Season 7

Published: 27/Oct/2020 19:13 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 19:20

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends players are patiently waiting for Season 7 to begin and explore all the new content coming with it, but fans of World’s Edge will have to be patient to go back to Talos.

The map was added to Apex during Season 3 all the way back in October 2019 and was the second map in the game after King’s Canyon.

While it certainly mixed up the battle royale, it seems like World’s Edge will be on the way out when Season 7 gets going on November 4, 2020, based on what we’ve seen from Respawn.

In a tweet on Oct. 27, the official Apex Legends account hinted that “with World’s Edge on the verge of collapse, the Apex Games need to find a new home.”

It doesn’t take a genius to pick up on what Respawn is putting down here, as it seems the map will be removed from the game, at least for a while, with the start of Season 7.

This wouldn’t be without precedent either. Back in Season 3 when World’s Edge was first introduced King’s Canyon, the game’s original map from the release was removed until it returned in April of 2020.

With Ranked being broken into two splits for the new Season, Respawn plans to introduce players to Olympus, the new home of the Apex Games, before sending players back to WE later in the Ascension update.

In fact, Kings Canyon is already going to be completely nixed from Apex Legends’ ranked playlist in Season 7.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex legends will be moving to Olympus on Psamanthe for Season 7.

It seems likely that the Legends will board the giant rocket that appeared recently on World’s Edge and set off somewhere new to battle it out for the top spot.

As for what will happen to the train and everything else, there was a black hole showcased in Horizon’s Stories from the Outlands video, that certainly seems like it would be able to swallow the entire map, and even the planet it’s located on.