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Hilarious secret Octane “finisher” discovered in Apex Legends

Published: 20/Sep/2020 0:55 Updated: 20/Sep/2020 1:34

by Theo Salaun


The Apex Legends player base has made a surprising discovery: there’s a (slight) possibility that Octane can quickly finish downed enemies off by throwing his Launch Pad on top of them.

Downing enemies is half the battle in Apex Legends, with opposing teams and golden knockdown shields driving the ever-present potential that someone can return from being knocked to exact their revenge upon you. So, finishing off fallen foes is crucial and players are understandably committed to doing so (aside from just for the simple pleasure of thirsting and adding to your stats).

As such, the Apex player base is always looking for the simplest ways to secure their eliminations and turn a potential enemy into a respawn banner. For much of the game’s lifespan, there have been only two means of finishing off downed opponents: damaging them (with your choice of weapon, melee, or grenade) or executing a cinematic finisher.

But sometimes you’re either not close enough to melee, don’t want to waste ammunition, or simply don’t trust the time (and vulnerability) of performing a finisher. As seen in the preceding clip, you are incredibly susceptible to damage in the act of execution so maybe it’s not the optimal strategy.

Instead, a new third opportunity seems to have arisen for the Stim-fueled Octane mains out there, as proponents of the speedy Legend have discovered that he, fittingly, might possess a quick way to turn pesky downs into confirmed kills. 

Octane’s Secret Finisher from apexlegends


As shown in a clip from ‘MC4Veteran’ on Reddit, Octane tosses his jump pad on top of a downed enemy with them dying immediately upon impact. Now, it’s entirely possible that this is a consequence of the downed enemy’s teammate being killed at precisely the exact moment of Octane’s bouncy pad making contact, but more research is required to be certain.

With any proper scientific study, a large sample size is required to be certain of anything. In this case, the hypothesis is that jump pads can finish players off and the supporting evidence is this ridiculous clip and a history of bugged Apex trampolines killing friends and foes alike (as numerous Reddit commenters have alluded to). 

Sure, it’s possible that the bad guy’s friend died in a perfectly coincidental time, but how much more likely would that be? Regardless, more research needs to be conducted because Octane mains deserve to know just how powerful they truly may or may not be.

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Apex Legends leaker claims Heirloom weapon skins are coming

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary


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
Respawn Entertainment
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.