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Apex Legends players find Octane’s Launch Pad Ultimate Ability in-game

Published: 15/Mar/2019 19:26 Updated: 16/Mar/2019 16:58

by Albert Petrosyan

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As the Apex Legend community patiently awaits the release of the new Legend Octane, players have begun to find traces of its existence already in-game.

From all of the information that has been leaked about Octane, it’s pretty much set in stone at this point that the new Legend’s Ultimate Ability will be called Launch Pad.

According to the leaks, this ability will allow Octane to deploy a Launch Pad onto the ground that will “catapult users through the air,” suggesting that it can be used by both teammates and foes.

While Respawn have yet to even confirm that Octane will be the next Legend, let alone what it’s abilities will be, players have already come across these Launch Pads when playing.

On March 15, social media was being filled with screenshots and images of these Launch Pads in the actual game, clear as day. 

Furthermore, not only have these Launch Pads inexplicably began appearing all over the map, they are apparently very much usable at this point.

In the video below, the player approaches the Launch Pad at an angle and walks over it, which causes him to fly high into the air and land at some distance away.

A second attempt allows him to catapult all the way onto the roof of a nearby building, giving a glimpse as to the potential of this device. 

Update: It looks like the surprise appearance of the launch pad was actually an intentional move by Respawn developers, as the game files label it a “sneak peak.”

On Reddit, a number of Respawn developers were also replying to posts about the Launch Pad sightings with knowing smiles, and stating that they were also coming to PC.

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The appearances of these Launch Pads was not the only Octane-related content to be found in Apex Legends on March 15.

Players have also reported that an in-game visual bug is revealing a slight glimpse of what many are speculating is the reveal trailer for the new Legend.

As can be seen in the video below, as soon as the King’s Canyon loading screen cuts out, the screen momentarily freezes on a never-before-seen cutscene, with all of the legends walking together towards a mysterious

As for anyone who may be concerned that the appearance of this new content may be the result of a glitch or, even worse, falsified, this Reddit comment made by a Respawn developer pretty much confirms everything to be as real as it gets. 

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So what does this mean for Octane and its potential release? While we still don’t have a set date, the appearance of all of this new content heavily suggests that the new Legend will be making its debut sooner rather than later. 

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Apex Legends leaker claims Heirloom weapon skins are coming

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary

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An Apex Legends leaker has claimed that Respawn are planning to add a new tier of weapons skins for guns, at the same rarity as Heirlooms.

There is plenty of choice for players when it comes to customizing their favorite Apex Legends characters or weapons, and Respawn are always releasing new cosmetic items to keep the game fresh.

The cosmetics for characters and weapons are divided into classes, based on how rare they can be to find, and new leaks are suggesting that some more ultra-rare items could be coming.

Mirage's Heirloom pack in Apex Legends
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Gun weapon skins could be the next Heirlooms added to Apex Legends.

Heirloom weapon skins?

The Heirloom melee weapons for certain characters are the rarest items that can be unlocked in Apex Legends and, typically, there is only one of them released for a single Legend, each season.

However, while melee weapons are the only type of Heirloom cosmetics currently available, Apex leaker “SomeoneWhoLeaks” has revealed that ranged Heirloom skins for the different guns in-game might be next.

The leaker revealed that the rumor apparently stemmed from an investor inside EA before reminding Apex Legends fans that it has still yet to be confirmed by Respawn.

“Rumor has it that heirloom weapon skins are coming,” they explained, “this comes from some investors in EA, so take it with a grain of salt.”

The Apex leaker added that these would simply be released as ranged weapon skins but was unsure if they would be released through Heirloom Shards, similarly to the melee weapons that have already been released.

They also revealed that the timeline for when these potential Heirloom skins are coming is still unclear, which makes it unlikely that we will see them for the start of Season 7 on November 4.

While little has been revealed about these ultra-rare weapon skins, it is worth noting that nothing is set in stone and we won’t know for sure until Respawn officially release the rumored cosmetics.

SomeoneWhoLeaks has previously leaked Bangalore’s weapon heirloom, although we’re still to see this arrive in-game.