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Apex Legends • Apr 01, 2019

Apex Legends player pulls off one in a million Octane clutch

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Apex Legends player pulls off one in a million Octane clutch
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Octane is still fairly new to Apex Legends but has quickly rose in popularity already, as his abilities have proved to be very useful in the endgame time and time again. However, this unbelievable clutch play might be the best yet. 

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How to unlock Octane in Apex Legends

The game's newest legend, which was added to the battle royale title with the launch of the Season 1 Battle Pass on March 19, can only be unlocked by purchasing it with in-game currency - 12,000 Legend tokens or 750 Apex coins. 

While many players might have saved their cash and continued to play with the base legends, those who forked out for Octane are starting to see a lot of bang for their buck. 

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Here's more evidence that Octane's jump pad can prove to be a deadly tool in Apex Legends.

A truly one in a million play

In fact, one player has been able to use the character to pull off an unbelievable play to win a game, using Octane. In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user YearOfTheRisingSun shows an epic play that utterly bamboozled other players into gifting the gamer a victory - and the tactics behind the victory were very simple, too. 

As the circle closes in and players start to become frantic in the latter stages, the player used Octane's jump pad to pick up a triple kill in the most remarkable of circumstances. 

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The way it played out

The clip, above, shows players from the same team rushing towards the zone to stay alive, unaware that the eventual winner, playing as Octane, had planted a jump pad right in the center. 

So, as they reached the middle to stay alive, three players were spring-boarded not only outside the circle, but right into the water as well - with the tactic eliminating them instantly.  

"I won the game with a jump pad triple kill after both of my teammates quit!" the user said. "Can't believe my last ditch effort panned out!"

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This Octane play was insane, but how did it happen?

How did it happen? 

There are a number of factors that make this clip extremely unlikely to happen on a regular basis, so let's take a look at three things that made this in insane victory come to fruition. 

  1. Awareness - In the latter stages of a battle royale game, if you can see that you're going to be the only team reaching the circle, you have to look around and scout out enemies outside the zone. That didn't happen here as the winner just waited above the action, completely unnoticed. 

  2. Direction - Where the jump pad was placed was smart, but it wasn't its placement alone that caused the win. The final team all came from the east, meaning that as they stepped onto the pad, they continued to move in the same direction and right off the map. Perhaps if they came from the side, they wouldn't have been eliminated - making this an extremely lucky victory. 

  3. High ground - To have the opportunity to have some high ground on your opponents with seconds remaining in the match is a huge bonus for any player. Of course, it was the jump pad that finished it, but having the chance to see everything play out from a distance gave the player the advantage and the results were astonishing. 
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