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How to have perfect accuracy on Octane jump pads in Apex Legends

Published: 1/Nov/2020 15:28 Updated: 1/Nov/2020 16:18

by Connor Bennett

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Octane players in Apex Legends have found a way to have pinpoint accuracy with weapons while using a jump pad – and the result is definitely worth practicing for.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, players have been finding ways to best harness their favorite Legends and their accompanying abilities.

This could be something a simple as the best spot to use a Wraith portal, how to spot Rampart’s Shiela minigun, or something a little bit more advanced like giving Octane’s drone a bit more speed by flying close to the ground.

In the case of Octane, his abilities are all about movement, and even though he’s regarded by some as underpowered, there are other methods to use with his launchpad that can play to your advantages if you want to fight in midair. 

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Octane’s jump pad allows players to go flying through the sky.

While the jump pad ability is typically reserved for traveling a large distance or getting into an elevated hiding spot, you can actually use it to attack as well. 

As Reddit user Fish_Smell_Bad points out, if you simply slide onto a jump pad instead of running or jumping onto it, and don’t use the double jump, you can actually get off some totally accurate shots. 

In the Redditor’s example, they were able to hit back-to-back shots with the Kraber, dealing maximum damage to a Firing Range dummy in the process.

Posting this in response to u/DelightfulPlants and everyone that saw the post, as an octane main I feel it is my duty to inform you that you can have 100% accuracy on pads, you just need to slide into them without jumping. (Ignore the lag I have horrible internet) from apexlegends

Obviously, hitting a stationary dummy is easier than hitting a moving target, but it is still quite the skill to master shooting while flying through the air at the same time. Though, it could well be worth mastering if the shots are so clean. 

But, you need to get the timing right – if you run or jump onto the pad, your shots will not remain totally accurate.

The launch pad could change once Season 7 arrives in Apex Legends, as the devs have confirmed that Octane will be receiving a buff. What it entails, though, remains to be seen, so we’ll just have to keep an eye on it.

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Who is Fuse in Apex Legends? Season 8 Legend abilities, release date, origin story

Published: 18/Jan/2021 20:55 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 21:13

by Calum Patterson

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Fuse has finally been confirmed as the new Legend that will be added in Season 8 of Apex Legends, and while his abilities have not been revealed yet, there are quite a few leaks and teasers that give a good idea as to what they are.

Apex Legends Season 8 – called Mayhem – is expected to drop around the two-year anniversary of the game’s launch, on February 2, 2021, and along with the flurry of new content and changes comes a brand new Legend, Fuse.

Fuse will have a lot of expectations to live up to, as the most recent new character, Horizon, released in the strongest state of any post-launch character.

Whether this new recruit will instantly become part of the meta remains to be seen, but their leaked abilities might give us some indication. Here’s everything we know about the next character in line to be added.

Who is the Season 8 Legend?

Fuse in Apex Legends Season 8.
Respawn Entertainment
Meet Fuse, the new Legend for Apex Legends Season 8!

After weeks of speculation, Respawn finally announced on January 18 that Fuse would indeed be the new Legend added for Season 8: Mayhem. They describe the character as one that “doesn’t lack confidence, but often lacks a plan. He’s a blow-up first ask-questions-later kinda guy.”

Fuse’s origin story is quite an explosive one; he’s from a planet called Salvo and made a name for himself winning pit fights and other similar fighting competitions. Eventually, it gets revealed that he’s been chosen to compete in the Apex Games, a decision that his longtime (and jealous) friend doesn’t appreciate.

In the S8 ‘Stories from the Outlands’ video, Fuse and his friend get into a skirmish until she tosses a grenade between them, with the subsequent explosion costing the explosives expert his arm, which is why he sports a robotic one in the Apex Games.

What are Fuse’s abilities? Leaks & teasers

As mentioned above, Respawn did not reveal Fuse’s ability kit when announcing him as the S8 Legend, so we’ll have to wait until the devs decide to roll out those details. Until then, there’s enough info out there, in leaks and teasers, for us to piece the puzzle together a bit.

From the character’s name and marketing, it’s clear that his abilities feature explosives and explosions, which makes sense considering that in-game teasers already suggest as much. Here’s a look at the teaser for his Ultimate.

This ability was part of a leak that surfaced in early 2021 containing the Legend’s other powers. The Ult is apparently going to be named Firebomb (fitting, considering the teaser above) while his Tactical is called Projectile Grenade, likely involving that golden grenade he’s shown with throughout the trailer.

  • Tactical: Projectile Grenade
  • Ultimate: Firebomb

Sound files for the abilities were also found and leaked by Biast12.

What’s perhaps most interesting is that these abilities seem to line up with a Legend concept that was first posted back in May 2019 on Reddit – with the name of the concept also called ‘Fuse’.

This concept by a fan was also called an ‘explosives expert’, so it seems possible that Respawn could have taken inspiration from this character idea. This is what the concept looked like (note this is a fan-made concept – not the official Fuse Legend).

Fuse concept in Apex Legends
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This fan-made concept for a Legend called Fuse was very popular back in 2019.

It won’t be long until Respawn reveal the official names and details for all three of Fuse’s abilities, but these leaks and teasers give us a pretty clear idea of the type of character he will be in the Apex Games.

For more information about next season, including the new weapon and Kings Canyon map changes, make sure to check out our Season 8 Mayhem info page.