Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Apex Legends’ New Character

by Javy Gwaltney on Mar 19, 2019 at 02:15 PM

Today, Apex Legends launches its first season and battle pass, as well as its first new playable Legend. Octane is an adrenaline-pumped athlete with mechanical legs and mad speed whose agility can be beneficial to your squad for more than a few reasons. He'll cost you 12,000 Legends Tokens or 750 Apex Coins to unlock.

Powers And Abilities

Powers And Abilities 

Swift Mend (Passive)
While not taking damage, Octane restores health over time.

Stim (Tactical)
Move 30% faster for 6 seconds. Costs health to use. Reduction to speed as the seconds go on.

Launch Pad (Ultimate)
Deployable jump pad that catapults users through the air.

Tips and Tricks

Tips And Tricks

So how do you use him? Well, Octane’s passive is probably the glue that holds his build together. You need to figure out ways to use his speed to your teammates' advantage as well as to your own during combat, constantly using your stim shot and letting the passive heal you between fights.

Here are some tips to help figure out how to play him.

His Passive Makes Temporary Retreat A Wise Option
While it may not be noble, getting into a kerfuffle with foes as Octane and then running away for a bit to let your passive do its thing is a clever maneuver. Pick away at your foes’ health, run away, and then circle back in after your health has restored a bit to deal more damage.

Use Your Tactical Ability To Play Reviver
For three seconds during his tactical, Octane moves FAST. The speed drops down as the seconds tick along but the recharge on your stim shot is basically dependent on how much health you have. If things get bad enough during a firefight, running around as a speedy reviver, pulling your teammates back on their feet, is a pretty solid 11th-hour move.

The Launch Pad Is Surprisingly Useful
Octane’s ultimate might look dumb at first glance, but it has a surprising number of applications. In the middle of a firefight as the circle looms? Get you and your teammates out of there with a bounce. Need to scale a building quickly to get some goods? Presto. Also, vaulting over your foes and raining down fire on them is hilarious.

Slam That Stim In The Opening
Use Octane’s tactical as soon as you land so you can get the speed advantage over your foes (and friends too - sorry pals!) as you comb the area in search of weapons and invaluable gear.

Think About Your Squad
One of the keys to victory in Apex Legends is thinking about how your character’s abilities will mix with everyone in the squad. Try and use Octane’s abilities to complement who you have with you. If Bangalore is about to lay down her smoke bomb, turn up the speed and dance around your enemies as they stumble in the smog. If Bloodhound just spotted some folks in the horizon and marked them, zip toward them to draw their fire while your teammates blast them from afar.

For more on Apex Legends, check out our review here.

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Release Date:
February 4, 2019 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC), 
March 9, 2021 (Switch)