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Apex Legends tactical buff would make Octane the ultimate aggressor

Published: 6/Apr/2020 22:36

by David Purcell

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Speeding around normally as Octane in Apex Legends isn’t enough for some players, as one has proposed a tactical buff to the character that would potentially make him the game’s most aggressive character.

Big buffs and nerfs can alter the meta in the Apex games, impacting which legends are stronger than others in particular circumstances.

In the case of Octane, his current abilities in Season 4 allow him to use a Launch Pad to move from place to place, Adrenaline Junkie to speed up his sprint, and Swift Mend which means he can recover health over time.

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Octane’s Launch Pad wouldn’t be set to change with this concept, though.

However, new changes would seriously shake up the character’s skill set, as proposed by Reddit user Giraffe6000. The Redditor, who posted their idea to the Apex Legends subreddit on April 6, released a video of the potential tweaks and also an explanation for each.

Instead of moving faster for six seconds, costing health, they proposed that the stim would instead allow Octane to do everything faster for 10 seconds, including reloading and healing.

During their concept video. they said: “I wanted to make Octane more combat oriented so I made stim have a tactical advantage in combat, so that Octane players are able to play offensive with faster reload and defensive with faster heals.”

My idea for a buff to Octane’s tactical (sorry for janky editing I just wanted to get some visuals to show the changes in action) from apexlegends

This would essentially mean that other players would have to not just be able to deal with Octane’s fast sprinting, but also fast healing and fast reloading – which would be a serious rework of the character.

While something as drastic as this is unlikely to make it into the full battle royale game, perhaps another route – to trial something of this nature – would be to incorporate exaggerated ultimates and abilities in a limited time mode. Imagine, Octane sprinting around like this, Bangalore popping smokes the size of cities, and huge Wattson fences scattered around the map.

That would be the only way to fairly bring about changes like this that wouldn’t make Octane the obvious overpowered pick, although it must be said, the idea should certainly give Respawn some food for thought.

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Cocky Apex Legends cheater banned after streaming hacks on Twitch

Published: 25/Oct/2020 23:38

by Theo Salaun

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An Apex Legends hacker, ‘Loide90,’ has been exposed and swiftly banned after brashly streaming on Twitch, face cam and all, with obvious wall hacks enabled.

It’s one thing to feel emboldened enough to infuriate opponents and risk bans by hacking in a video game. It’s entirely another beast of brazen confidence to stream those hacks live on Twitch to over 700 viewers while casually hanging out with your face cam turned on.

As it turns out, an Apex Legends streamer, Loide90, boasts such levels of unabashed self-assuredness. During an October 25 stream, he was exposed for nonchalantly using wallhacks during a fairly busy broadcast.

And no, these were not Bloodhound’s brand of temporary superior visibility, restricted by cooldowns and location, as Loide90 could simply see vibrant, red enemy silhouettes through walls permanently. Since the exposure, he has apparently been banned on both Twitch and in the popular battle royale from Respawn Entertainment.

With numerous people taking to Twitter to call out Loide90’s untoward behavior, other streamers even got in on the action. One peer, by the name of ‘noobkingsmith,’ was watching the hacker live, granting viewers a chance to clip the cheats from someone else’s channel and thereby ensuring the clip wouldn’t be so easily deleted.

Clipped by ‘VixTrilogy’ and shared on Twitter with Respawn tagged directly, it was actually another tweet that appears to have gotten the developers’ attention and led to the eventual ban. 

After ‘Jonny,’ a professional player for SoaR, posted a clip showing how he died to the hacker, Respawn Producer Josh Medina responded confirming the cheater had been banned and that it wasn’t his first transgression.

Numerous others had tagged Medina and the dev followed up by letting the community know what a Twitch search for Loide90’s account also confirms: the account is banned. 

“I told him this would happen before banning one of his alts.” As Medina explains, he apparently had tried to broach the subject with Loide before and, with his warnings unheralded, was once again forced to ban the brash cheater.

It appears that the hacker’s Twitch account has been banned and, although it has yet to be confirmed, one has to imagine that his EA account for Apex Legends has also been purged.