Apex Legends Season 1 has finally launched, and brought with it a brand new character named Octane for fans to get their hands on.
Octane was officially introduced to Apex Legends on Tuesday, March 19, with the release of the Wild Frontiers patch for the massively popular battle royale game.
Octane is the ninth Legend to make an appearance in the game, and here is everything we know about the new character.
Who is Octane?
For Apex Legends fans who have been wondering who Octane is, Respawn Entertainment have provided a full backstory to allow players to learn the history of the latest Legend.
Octavio Silva, known by his alias ‘Octane’, is a “record-breaking gauntlet speed-runner,” who lost his legs during one of these events. Now standing on two metal legs, the adrenaline junkie is searching for the ultimate rush, a victory in Kings Canyon and the opportunity to be named an Apex Champion.
Octane's abilities revolve around making sure he stays in the fight, with his Passive Ability called Swift Mend providing him with constant healing in the middle of intense battle. Octane can trade some of his health out for a 30% speed boost though, allowing him to continue his daredevil antics at breakneck speeds.
Octane's Ultimate Ability lets him throw down a Launch Pad, which any member of his team can use. This can be especially useful to rotate around the map, or to gain elevation in a fight and bring showers of bullets raining down on enemy players.
Passive Ability: Swift Mend
While not taking damage, Octane restores health over time.
Tactical Ability: Stim
Move 30% faster for 8 seconds. Costs 10% Health. Immune to slows while active.
Ultimate Ability: Launch Pad
Deployable jump pad that catapults users through the air.
Octane is perfect for players who love fast-paced action and plenty of movement. Octane's Swift Mend ability means you are constantly healing as long as you're not taking damage, allowing players to be a little more reckless in their approach to gunfights. Players can also trade out some of their health for a huge speed boost, allowing them to charge at opponents at incredble velocity, or escape an enemy squad if the battle isn't going their way.
Octane's Launch Pad Ultimate Ability is a perfect rotation tool to escape the ring, or to push into an enemy-controlled area in hopes of eliminating them.
While Apex Legends fans will be excited to finally try out Octane, they'll be glad to hear that he isn't the only new character slated to join the battle royale title. Data miners have previously found information regarding a new Legend named Wattson, although there is no official word on when the character will be added to the game.
The Wild Frontier update is available on Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 right now.