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Apex Legends dev confirms plans to nerf Octane

The Apex Legends developers have taken notice of Octane’s win-rate, and have a nerf planned for his Stim ability.

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Octane is an extremely powerful character that has been dominating Apex Legends matches for quite some time, but Respawn Entertainment have revealed their plans to nerf him.

Respawn Entertainment introduced various changes to Apex Legends when Season 8 when livem including several buffs and nerfs for certain Legends in the Apex Legends Chaos Theory update. Now, Octane is next on their list.

Playing as him will allow you to quickly maneuver around during combat with the help of his Stim. The devs have noted how often this ability grants victory to Octane players, so they’re planning a major nerf for it.

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Lead game designer Daniel Klein discussed this in the Apex Legends Chaos Theory patch note thread on Reddit. “Octane’s pretty trackable IMO, but we need to hit him a little bit,” he said. “He’s become extremely dominant… so we’ll need to shave a little power off.”

He believes that increasing the health cost for the Legend’s Stim ability is the best route to follow, but this could potentially break him. For this reason, he wants to balance it out by letting players use it much quicker.

Currently, players have to wait three to four seconds between using different Stims, and this will be reduced to an even shorter amount of time after the changes are implemented. They’ll balance this by making it cost more health.

Launch Pad Octane

“This is kind of a buff if you look at just the speed at which you move,” Klein explained, “but taken together with the increased health cost, and it’ll allow you to drop your health real low real fast.”

This means that Octane mains will have to get used to some changes in the near future, as they won’t be able to dominate every match with the Stim ability and will have to try out different strategies.

We expect these changes to arrive sometime during Season 8. We’ll keep checking for new developments, and will update you on anything that we learn.

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Apex Legends Maggie teaser confirms leaked weapon attachment

The new Apex Legends ‘Stories from the Outlands’ trailer has confirmed the arrival of a previously-leaked Season 12 weapon attachment.

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The trailer for Mad Maggie’s ‘Stories from the Outlands’ episode has confirmed the arrival of a certain weapon attachment that was leaked for Apex Legends Season 12.

Apex Legends fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Season 12 and all the new content that it will bring. The most notable addition is the new Legend Mad Maggie that will be joining the game’s ever-growing roster.

A trailer was released for the new character’s ‘Stories from the Outlands’ episode. This teaser also confirmed the arrival of a Season 12 weapon attachment that was leaked back in early January.

The Stories from the Outlands trailer shows Maggie being held at gunpoint by Apex Legends Syndicate soldiers. There are bright green laser sights attached to the weapons being held by those troops.

This confirms the leaks which pointed to the arrival of this weapon attachment in Season 12. According to those, this laser sight will be coming in different colors and exclusively for Pistols and SMGs.

At the time of writing, we don’t have more details beyond this. Some players have been speculating that the color of these laser sights will be customizable much like the Apex Legends reticles.

This has led to players wondering if we’ll also see the arrival of other leaked attachments, including the Explosive Lobber for the L-Star and the Kinetic Loader for the Volt, Peacekeeper, and Alternator.

Even if all of these attachments are currently in the game files, there’s no way to know if they’ll become available during Season 12. We may have to wait a while before they’re added to the loot pool.

It would make sense to see them in Season 12, as that is the next big update. Hopefully, the developers will officially announce if and when these new pieces of content will be added to the game.


For more Apex Legends content, check out the best Apex Legends weapon skins to craft for clean iron sights and the Apex Legends devs respond to Season 12 Pathfinder buffs requests.

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Who is Apex Legends Season 12’s Mad Maggie? Abilities & lore

Apex Legends Season 12 will bring Mad Maggie as a playable Legend, but who is she and what are her abilities?

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A lot of Apex Legends players are asking questions about Mad Maggie, especially as she has now been revealed as the Season 12 Legend.

Apex Legends has a lot of lore and character development that even spans from the Titanfall series. Despite not becoming a playable Legend until Season 12, Mad Maggie has been involved in the game’s lore ever since Fuse was introduced.

With the latest Stories from the Outlands video providing players with information regarding why she will be involved in the Apex Games, what will her abilities be and what’s her backstory?

Who is Apex Legends’ Mad Maggie?

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Mad Maggie was introduced to players as Fuse’s close friend on Salvo, the home planet of both characters. They grew up together and developed a close bond that Fuse broke when he left Salvo and joined the Apex Games.

Whether Maggie was jealous or just felt betrayed, she didn’t like Fuse’s departure at all, causing a fight that ultimately ended in Fuse losing his arm.

We also saw Maggie ambush and ruin Fuse’s debut appearance at the Apex Games by destroying the Kings Canyon map for Season 8’s launch. Maggie was also responsible for the War Games event in the same season, where she took over the games, changing the rules with LTMs and becoming the announcer.

Since then, she has been causing havoc to the Syndicate, the group behind the Apex Games and the ones responsible for taking her home planet and best friend Fuse away from her.

Apex Legends Mad Maggie abilities

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As the new season has only just been announced, we are yet to receive official information regarding Mad Maggie’s kit and abilities.

Having said that, dataminers were able to find a promotional image for the Legend that shows her with a shield and some sort of whip, which could definitely be part of her kit.

As well as this, it’s believed that Mad Maggie’s code name in the game’s files was Husaria, which previously had some leaked abilities along with it:

  • Passive: Shotgun Kick
    • Husaria has a shotgun on her leg that fires when she melees doors or enemies. Requires shotgun ammo. Using your abilities grants you a brief speed boost.
  • Tactical: Flashbang 
    • Throw a grenade that briefly blinds and deafens opponents.
  • Ultimate: Concussive Breaching Charge 
    • Plant a breaching charge that fires a sonic wave through walls to destroy traps, force open doors and disorient enemies.

These are all previously leaked abilities and should therefore be taken with a pinch of salt. Mad Maggie’s abilities have likely changed a lot since she was code-named Husaria and these abilities above may not resemble her official kit when Season1 2 drops.

Players will likely know more about Mad Maggie’s kit when the reveal trailer drops on January 27. We will make sure to update this piece as the information goes live so stay tuned.


For now, check out the best Apex Legends weapon skins to craft for clean iron sights.

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Apex Legends Anniversary event: Release date, rewards, more

Apex Legends is nearing its third anniversary, and Respawn usually like to celebrate in style. Here’s everything there is to know.

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Respawn love to celebrate the Apex Legends anniversary with an event. The game is approaching its third birthday and for those interested in the date, here’s when Apex Legends’ anniversary is.

Apex Legends is known for having great content updates and communication with the community. Not only has Season 11 brought more server stability, but it also introduced a great new map and Legend.

With that being said, players are always hungry for new content, with Season 12 on the way. With how special the Season 8 Anniversary event was for 2021, it’s only right that fans are intrigued about the next one.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Apex Legends Anniversary event.

When is Apex Legends’ Anniversary?

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Respawn’s free-to-play battle royale was released on February 4, 2019, making this date its anniversary every year since its launch. In celebration, players typically get an in-game event to mark the date.

This year, Apex Legends Anniversary will coincide with the launch of Season 12 on February 8, and so far it seems they won’t be marking the third anniversary of the game with an event, but rather “Login Rewards.”

What to expect for Apex Legends’ Anniversary event

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In the previous Anniversary event, players were blessed with a whole Collection Event and Reward Tracker. This year, players will be getting login rewards for the month of February.

Starting from Season 12’s launch, players will be receiving three consecutive weeks of rewards:

  • February 8 – 15: Octane & three Thematic Packs
  • February 15 – 22: Wattson & three Thematic Packs
  • February 22 – March 1: Valkyrie, three Thematic Packs, & one Legendary Pack

If you already own these Legends, players will still get the Thematic Packs for them, which are essentially Apex Packs that guarantee items for that specific Legend.


As more news is released, we’ll be updating this article so make sure you stay tuned.

If you’re interested in more on Apex, check out the most popular Legends in Season 11.

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