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New Apex Legends lore reveals Octane and Lifeline’s complicated relationship

Published: 13/Aug/2019 8:05 Updated: 13/Aug/2019 8:34

by Matt Porter

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Respawn Entertainment, developers of popular battle royale title Apex Legends, have released a brand new video that expands on the story of character Octane, revealing how he tricked another of the game’s Legends into giving him his robotic legs.

Octane was originally introduced to Apex Legends back at the start of the game’s first season, an adrenaline junkie who uses his mechanical limbs to speed around Kings Canyon in search of death-defying adventure, and victories in the Apex Games.

It’s long been known that Octavio Silva lost his legs during a failed Gauntlet run, but now Respawn have revealed how he managed to get his hands on his bionic appendages – by tricking Ajay ‘Lifeline’ Chey.

Respawn EntertainmentOctane lost his legs in a Gauntlet attempt.

In a video released by the developers, Octane and Lifeline can be seen discussing his decision to ditch the hospital after receiving his new legs, instead of hanging around to have tests performed to make sure they were functional.

Lifeline had been convinced to help Silvia after she saw a letter than confirmed he had a job offer from his parents, only to find out that it had been faked so he could ensure he would get his bionic body parts, and once he got hold of them, cleared out before anyone could find out.

The conversation ends with Octane joking about the situation despite its seriousness, and then going in-depth about his Jumppads and how he plans to fund their creation, prompting Lifeline to block him entirely in frustration. You can read the full chatlogs between the two characters in the YouTube video below.

With Octane obsessed with finding his next adrenaline rush, it comes as little surprise that he would race off the moment he got his hands on his new legs, however many were unaware of Lifeline’s role in his recovery and ultimately his entry into the Apex Games.

This isn’t the first time that Respawn have released information about their characters and the lore behind them, with a letter sent by Lifeline’s biggest fan earlier in the year describing how she saved a mercenary, convincing him to scrap his life as a killer and instead persue the arts.

It seems Respawn are intent on giving fans a look at the backstories of every character, so it shouldn’t be long until characters like Wraith and Bloodhound get their own lore expanded too.

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Apex Legends drops first teaser for Season 8 Legend and new planet

Published: 16/Jan/2021 10:30 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 11:36

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends is in the final stretch of Season 7, now gearing up for Season 8. That means Respawn are starting to roll out teasers for the next Legend, possible new modes, and even another planet.

On January 15, Apex Legends released a new version of the classic Kings Canyon map out of the blue. On it, Mirage Voyage was back, but there was also some interesting teasers in the sky.

Then, later that same day, they posted on social media what looks to be our first clue about what’s coming in Season 8.

This new teaser mentions Salvo, which we’ve heard about before in Apex Legends. It also features a handshake – and the hands are potentially our first look at the Season 8 Legend.

Season 8 teaser

This teaser wasn’t in-game, but instead posted on the official Apex Legends Twitter and Instagram accounts. It was captioned ‘New Blood’ – possibly a hint at ‘new blood’ joining the Apex games.

In the teaser, we see a handshake between someone representing the planet Salvo, and someone representing the Syndicate. If you’re unaware, the Syndicate are the people behind the Apex Games.

The text reads “The Syndicate and Salvo… Unified at Last. Approved by the Committee of Unification Board.” If you’re confused about what this means we’ll explain below. The image is then stamped with the logo of Salvo M.C. (presumably Salvo Motorcycle Club).

What is Salvo in Apex Legends?

Salvo is another planet in the Outlands, and one that has been independent of the Syndicate, up until now. The most important information we have about Salvo comes from a letter that was on Wattson’s desk. The letter read:

“I am writing to inform you that Salvo – which rejected the Mercenary Syndicate’s position to join Syndicate Space in 2722 – is now being guided by new leadership sympathizers to the cause of peace within the Outlands.

Talks with this new administration was prolonged, but ultimately fruitful; as of today, the Mercenary Syndicate Treaty has been amended, and Salvo will become the seventh world to join Syndicate Space.

Salvo brings with it [redacted]. In the coming [redacted] Office of Public Relations will be rolling out a social [redacted] to dispel inaccuracies about [redacted] to create an appropriate [redacted] for their integration into the Syndicate, [redacted] including exciting new developments within the Apex Games.

At this time do not correspond with the Legends regarding this matter. Expect further instructions [redacted] our office in the days to come.”

Salvo on Wattson's desk
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The letter on Wattson’s desk told us about Salvo and the Syndicate.

Is Salvo a new map?

This is unlikely, at least for the time being. We just got a new map for Season 7 after all. Salvo is a planet too, rather than a singular location (e.g. Olympus is a city on the planet Psamathe).

Season 8 Legend

More likely, Salvo is the home planet of the new Legend, who data miners believe will be called Fuse, and whose abilities will be about explosives (which would actually tie into the name ‘salvo’.)

Another hint is the spaceship we can now see above the map on Kings Canyon and Olympus. The ship has a message which reads simply ‘Salvo Joins Syndicate.’

Expect to see more teasers about Season 8, Salvo and the new Legend in the coming weeks. Season 8 is due to begin in early February, to tie in with the two-year anniversary of Apex Legends.