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Apex Legends rework idea injects Octane with super-soldier skills

Published: 25/Apr/2020 20:35 Updated: 26/Apr/2020 16:21

by Theo Salaun

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Octane is one of the least impactful Apex Legends characters, but one fan may have figured out a way to change that — with an amped-up rework concept.

There is a reason that Octane is less popular than the other legends. His abilities aren’t particularly conducive to teamwork, but aren’t individual game-changers either.

The jump pad is fun and the speed boost may sometimes give you an edge, but, generally, his abilities don’t bring anything new to the table – they just simply enhance normal behavior. Redditor ‘wicked_fool’ has adopted that modus operandi, and pushed it to the limits with an intriguing rework concept.

 

Aside from one sinister addition, the revamp follows EA’s intentions by simply turning Octane into an amped-up super soldier. 

His tactical ability, “Stim,” still enables him to move 30 percent faster while costing health. His passive, “Swift Mend,” still regenerates health when not taking damage. And his ultimate, the “Launch Pad,” still deploys a device fit for catapulting him and his teammates.

But, in this rework, the Stim grants additional bonuses: you can throw grenades further, aim down sights sooner, swap weapons faster, jump higher, and climb quicker. While, in its present state, the Stim is best-suited for traversing the map or recouping your fallen teammates’ banners – these improvements completely validate its usage in combat.

Octane Abilities Update from apexlegends

 

Instead of using Stim to hit a flank and show up injured, albeit with great speed, the reworked ability would have you flung into combat like some sort of shieldless, gun-toting Captain America. 

Apex is a game predicated on mobility and fast-paced gunplay, so the ADS, weapon swap and movement buffs could easily shift fights in your favor. 

Possibly the funnest ability addition is “Swift End,” which was tossed in as another passive skill. Currently, you need to either devote the time to shoot, or use a finisher on, a downed opponent to seal a kill – but this ability would enable Octane to inject an unwilling foe with his Stim and speed up their bleeding process.

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Finishers take time you may not have during a fight, that’s where “Swift End” comes in.

 

That’s a creative, new use for something that was otherwise limited. 

Finally, the ultimate’s change, simply granting Octane “more lift and distance” from his jump pad, isn’t particularly novel or interesting. But, like the rest of these changes, it seems aimed at giving method to the maniacal legend’s madness.

With these changes, Octane could shift from just reckless to still reckless, but souped up, amped up and dangerous to opposing teams.

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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.