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Apex Legends dev discusses tuning Octane’s Launch Pad

A developer for Apex Legends has made it clear that Respawn is considering giving a buff to Octane’s ultimate ability.

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Octane is a Legend that you can use to launch across the Apex Legends map quickly. Now his Launch Pad ultimate might get buff in a future update, as discussed by an Apex developer.

Apex Legends Season 7 is well underway, and we’re excited to see what the devs will work on next. Respawn Entertainment devs are working on multiple seasons in advance, which means that they have some major surprises planned for fans in the future.

An upcoming patch will change how Octane interacts with the Launch Pad, so your launch will change depending on how you approach the pad – running or sliding, for example. A fan asked if this change will affect Octane’s mid-air accuracy, and a Respawn dev replied.

Will Octane’s Launch Pad ultimate get a buff?

Lead Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein was answering fans’ questions about Octane’s jump pad on Twitter when he was asked if there are tweaks being made to his mid-air accuracy.

Klein made it clear that they’re probably not going to change it, and that he feels that the mechanic works fine.

“I don’t think we’re touching that,” he said. “And I in fact do think it’s a good mechanic– I think he should maybe always have this? Regardless of whether he’s sliding into it or not? It positions the jump pad as a more offensive tool.”

You can check out the full thread of tweets below:

Getting offensive with Octane’s Launch Pad

While jumping off the Launch Pad can throw you straight into the action, it’s not going to guarantee you a lot of accuracy when shooting while mid-air. You can only achieve this by sliding into the platform instead of using it normally.

Apex players can take advantage of this mechanic to land some great hits after launching themselves, and maybe even get some kills before they land on the ground. It takes a bit of practice to get it right, but once you learn it, then it will feel extremely satisfying.

The developers could alter the mechanic so that you no longer need to slide into the Launch Pad in order to make it work. If they tweak it, then you could achieve 100% mid-air accuracy by having Octane perform different interactions with the platform.

Octane in Apex Legends

This buff would give you more options in terms of using the Legend’s ultimate. You can launch yourself into the sky and make it difficult for enemies to hit you, while you start chipping away at their health before touching the ground.

You can also get yourself out of danger, and make your way across Olympus with haste with the help of this mechanic. Hopefully, we’ll see some kind of change that expands these possibilities soon. So far Respawn devs haven’t confirmed anything, but we’ll be sure to update you if they do.

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Apex Legends teams hilariously play volleyball in-game with Cargo Bots

Some Apex Legends players went viral after starting a game of Volleyball with Octane’s Jump Pad and a few Cargo Bots.

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A few Apex Legends fans stopped a match to play a game of Volleyball with Octane’s Jump Pad and a few Cargo Bots. This led to some hilarious results, and the clip has gone viral in the Apex community.

Apex Legends is known for its massive maps which serve as large-scale playgrounds for you to explore. Through this, you can discover brand new combat strategies, hiding spots, and tricks to practice. Alternatively, you can just mess around.

Players have been discovering fun activities to pass the time in the Battle Royale ever since it first launched. We’ve seen various creative endeavors from fans, and now a new one has been found; playing volleyball with Cargo Bots.

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Teams play Cargo Bot volleyball in Apex Legends

Reddit user BeanBag373 posted a fun clip to the Apex Legends subreddit, in which they enacted a brilliant plan with the help of a few other players.

They were able to get their hands on a grounded Cargo Bot and rolled it all the way up to a spot where they had set up a makeshift Volleyball court. This consisted of Octane’s jump pads, and they would use them with Pathfinder’s zipline. 

As time passed, even more players came across this and decided to join in on the fun. Rather than messing things up for everyone, they picked up on the rules and played the game. The clip gets even funnier as more people get involved.

Eventually, someone tried to ruin the fun by shooting up the players. However, they didn’t let this ruin their resolve and continued playing as the circle got even closer. They only stopped once the area became too small to stand in.

At that point, you can predict what happened next. Everybody started shooting at each other and using their Ultimate abilities, which led to mass chaos and mayhem. Sadly, this was inevitable as the shrinking circle incites conflict.

Despite that, this was still a hilarious moment of different players coming together to have dumb fun. This is why you should play Apex Legends creatively since you can discover other neat tricks when messing around.

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Apex Legends Season 8 Trailer shows new Fuse legend and abilities

Apex Legends Season 8 shows us some new content coming to the game, including new legend Fuse and map changes.

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The newest Apex Legends Season 8 Trailer shows us some new content coming up for the game’s newest content season, titled “Mayhem”.

This season we will see the introduction of the new legend, Fuse, who has been teased for quite some time now. Alongside this new legend also comes huge map changes. Here’s the rundown.

New Legend – Fuse

Fuse is an explosives focused Legend, with a kit that seems to not disappoint. According to the trailer, Fuse is seen throwing his own unique grenades, which look very similar to a grenade model leaked earlier this month. If that same leak is true, then the grenades are called “Projectile Grenades” and his ultimate is called “Firebomb”.

As a character, Fuse seems to be a sarcastic and energetic Legend, so his personality will mesh right into the current Apex Legends cast.

King’s Canyon Changes

Map changes also appear to be on the horizon for Season 8. During the trailer, a large explosion sends a shockwave throughout King’s Canyon, causing havoc to the entire map, taking down landmasses and buildings.

We can expect the new update to bring a large map overhaul, consisting mostly of already existing, but destroyed areas. Hopefully, this update will also bring us new locations, or even secrets hidden beneath the map. This may also remove some bodies of water scattered across the map, so it’s sure to be an exciting change.

You can view the full season 8 trailer here.

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Apex Legends trick makes grenades explode upon landing

There is an Apex Legends trick that you can use in order to make grenades explode immediately when they reach your target.

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Grenades trick in Apex Legends

You can dish out a ton of damage by throwing grenades in Apex Legends, but there’s a technique that you can use to catch your enemies completely by surprise, especially at long-range.

There is a wide variety of weapons and throwables available to you when playing Apex Legends. Each of them suits different combat situations, and grenades are perfect for dealing explosive damage to enemies from a distance.

If your throwing arm is strong, you can dish out a lot of pain to your foes. A well-thrown grenade is difficult to dodge due to its quick ignition time, and you can use a neat trick to achieve that from a distance.

This technique makes the grenade explode immediately upon landing which makes the blast unavoidable, and you can do this when throwing them at long-range.

Grenades in Apex Legends

Apex Legends grenade trick makes them unavoidable at long-range

Reddit user EddygCPA posted a thread to the Apex University subreddit, where they showed how you can throw grenades with such accuracy that they explode on landing. At the time of writing, this thread and has over 3500 upvotes.

This trick involves aiming directly upwards when throwing a grenade at long-range. You can then adjust the angle so that it lands on your opponents from above, and then immediately explodes.

You would not be able to achieve the same effect if you aimed directly at your enemies, since they would see it coming, and immediately try getting out of its way. Making use of the trick will grant you the element of surprise.

You can improve your chances of success when using this technique by putting in some time at the Firing Range to practice your grenade throwing. This trick is ideal for catching other players by surprise the next time you throw a grenade.

There are plenty of other tricks that you can discover, which is why you’re encouraged to play the battle royale as creatively as you can. Recently, some players found a technique to counter door-campers by experimenting with Horizon’s abilities.

With Apex Legends Season 8 set to launch on February 2, we will have even more opportunities to find new tricks in the game. Once we find some, we’ll be sure to update you.

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