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Unusual Apex Legends bug gives Octane ‘infinite’ Stim

Published: 7/Sep/2020 11:56

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have uncovered an unusual animation bug that gives Octane ‘infinite’ Stim but he doesn’t actually receive a speed boost.

Ever since being introduced back in Apex Legends Season 1, Octane has become a popular character to main across Kings Canyon and World’s Edge. 

While the high-speed daredevil is a popular legend, he has had plenty of problems in the past – including bugs were players had been unable to reload or use weapons when his Stim was activated as well as having his jump pad not give anyone a boost. 

Now, players have uncovered another slight issue that Octane mains might run into, but it actually doesn’t help or even take away from the legend. 

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Octane has risen through the ranks of popular legends.

The unusual animation was pointed out by Reddit user ZyroZen who showcased a clip of it in action during a run around of the Firing Range practice mode. 

While running around, Octane had the Stim in his chest as normal – and his left hand was moving at the speed of light, just as it should when he usually receives a speed boost. However, there was no extra speed to be found in this case. 

ZyroZen even showed off how unusual the reload looked. Where Octane’s left arm should pull the mag out of the gun, it just kept on acting as if his Stim was activated – leaving the reload to happen quite unusually. 

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Given that the bug doesn’t hamper, or help, the legend in any way, it might just be a loose bit of code having gone haywire that is causing the actually pretty funny animation to happen to Octane. 

Unless it starts popping up in matches consistently, and really frustrating Octane mains, Respawn might not actually get around to fixing it as soon as something like the Knockdown Shield bug. 

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.