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Apex Legends players are “Octane jousting” and it’s hilarious

Published: 11/May/2020 0:26

by Theo Salaun


Apex Legends players have been using the game’s training area, called Firing Range, to create a hilarious, very fun custom game for friends itching to duel: “Octane jousting.”

When you hop in Apex Legends’ Firing Range with buddies, you can allow friendly fire, pick your favorite guns, and set up games to play amongst yourselves.

The funniest of these customs that we’ve seen is the recently exposed “Octane jousting,” as finally revealed to Reddit by ‘Ardcas’ after spending a long time competing against their friends in private. But now we know how it works and our friendships might never be safe again.

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Octane gets serious vert when he hits his jump pads.


The premise of the mode is simple: you and your friend select Octane and grab the same single-shot, high-damage weapon, something like a Longbow, Wingman, or Triple-Take. Then you set up your jump pads a decent distance from one another and take turns jumping off those jump pads toward each other while trying to land a shot.

It looks chaotic, difficult, and, most importantly, pretty silly. If you’re sweating over these jousting duels, you’re probably doing it wrong. But that doesn’t mean it’s not an effective way to work on some skills while having fun.

For a game as fast-paced as Apex Legends, reaction times and adjustments to mobility are crucial talents. When bouncing off of a jump pad with a single-fire weapon, you’re moving quickly and haphazardly with only a couple seconds to land shots on a similarly hard-to-hit target.

Put jump pads everywhere, grab a sniper, only shoot when airborne: Octane jousting! from apexlegends


While it’s an older video (as you can tell from the sniper ammo), this is the first time Ardcas has shared it since they’re new to the Reddit community. 

According to the creator, players should also use gold knockdown shields and armor for quicker rounds—and that you can switch to Krabers if you want to get a little crazy with it.

Still, a Longbow with a relatively close-distance scope seems like the best bet to maximize your ability to ADS and find shots. Quick-scoping with a Kraber is one of the hardest things to do in Apex Legends.

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Few things feel better than celebrating victory over your friends.


With how much of a grind running ranked games can feel like, coming up with creative custom games to play amongst friends makes for a great breather.

In other popular games like Overwatch and Fortnite, the custom games lobby and Creative Mode have been incredibly fun ways to let people enjoy the game casually, especially during longer queue times. While Apex isn’t likely to add a full custom games mode just yet, something like this does help take the edge off.

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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.