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Apex Legends players still frustrated with Octane audio issues

Players are still frustrated that Respawn’s recent nerf to Octane hasn’t done enough to stop frustrations with Octane in Apex Legends Season 10.

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Despite a nerf to Octane in Season 10, players are still complaining that his Launch Pad doesn’t make anywhere near enough noise.

Octane continues to be one of Apex Legends’ most selected characters in Season 10. His Launch Pad has been one of the biggest selling points for Octane as it can get players out of desperate situations and help to hunt unsuspecting enemies.

Players have complained for months that it doesn’t make enough noise and is a bit too broken compared to other Legends.

Despite not mentioning it in the Season 10 patch notes, Respawn did reveal that a secret nerf to Octane had been implemented. However, it isn’t satisfying the players as they believe that Octane’s audio is still too quiet.

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Director of Comms at Respawn Entertainment has previously stated: “Just heard from a dev about an Emergence update change that didn’t get tracked in the patch notes: The audio triggered by players’ landing impacts should be louder when they’re coming in from a jump pad.

As stated, the noise from Launch Pad jumps has increased during Season 10, but only to an extent, it seems.

Reddit user AdamDChopper posed the question, “Tell me again why flying with a jump pad doesn’t make any sound?”

Their statement was backed up by a gameplay video of them, and whilst they were able to hear a player using a Launch Pad from quite a few meters away, they heard absolutely nothing behind them. As a result, they were quickly gunned down by two players that had clearly jumped themselves to get to the player’s location.

They added a follow-up comment to emphasize the issues further: “The best thing is that I could hear the guy using the jump pad 50 meters away clearly. But the two people flying right behind my head? Not a single soundbite. You can see from my reaction after being shot how confused I was. The damage indicators indicated I was being shot at from above, so I thought there is someone on a rooftop above me and taking pod shots.”

“But then I realized there is no roof in that direction, and then they were already beside me, and I was dead.”

It’s well-documented how powerful and popular Octane is in Apex Legends, even with the emergence of Seer. We’ll have to see if Respawn believes that any further action against Octane’s Launch Pad is required.

For more Apex Legends, check out why the highly anticipated nerf to Seer has been delayed, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Every confirmed change coming in Apex Legends Season 12

With Apex Legends Season 12 being released soon, players may be wondering what kind of changes the update will bring to the game.

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Apex Legends Season 12 is set to launch very soon and we have all of the details on every known change the update will bring to the game.

With every new season of Apex Legends, players expect a heap of changes to come and bring some excitement to the game.

Apex Legends Season 12 was recently announced, and as it is launching soon we thought it would be a great idea to detail all the changes coming in the new update that we know about.

Apex Legends Season 12 Legend Mad Maggie

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Like any new season, Apex Legends Season 12 is bringing a brand new Legend to the roster. Mad Maggie will be an Offensive classed Legend with a kit that is built for being fiery and aggressive.

Her relationship with Fuse is bound to be explosive, adding further lore and yet another connection between the Legends. We’ll have to see how strong her kit will be once the season launches on February 8, as Maggie could shake up the meta.

For now, check out our piece on all her abilities.

Olympus changes

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Season 12 will also be bringing some changes to the beloved Olympus map. Since arriving in Season 7, Olympus hasn’t seen many significant changes. The launch trailer was revealed on January 27, finally giving fans a sneak peek at the crazy update the map will be getting.

It seems an explosion has caused Olympus to teleport and stabilize just above the city that it was previously floating above. Players will now be able to see the city below, as well as a brand new skybox that seems to be more grounded and within the planet’s atmosphere rather than in the sky.

Further, the launch trailer also revealed a new POI as well, and that the explosion has caused objects and buildings to be misplaced all over the map. You may even see some structures and objects from other maps placed on Olympus after this huge phase explosion shown in the trailer.

Legend buffs & nerfs

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We will have a much better understanding of Legend buffs and nerfs when the patch notes are released and we will update this article when the information drops.

Having said that, we know that there are plans to bring changes for Crypto and Pathfinder. Crypto has been needing a rework for some time and Pathfinder is still lacking a personalized Passive ability, so perhaps these are changes that we will see in the Season 12 patch.

Apex Legends Anniversary

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Apex Legends Season 12 will also celebrate the game’s third anniversary, with login rewards for players and a possible event filled with new skins.

Not much is known about the anniversary celebration apart from the login rewards, but be sure to stay updated with our guide on the event.

New LTM “Control”

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Players will finally be getting a brand new LTM in Season 12 called “Control.” This LTM will see teams of nine players battle it out to take control of three objective points. Although there hasn’t been any indication of setting, we could be seeing a variety of POIs used as maps for this mode.

This mode will be available for the first three weeks of Season 12, but many believe the mode will eventually become permanent, using the three weeks as a play test.


That’s all for the changes coming in Apex Legends Season 12. We will be updating this piece with all the changes when the patch notes are released. For now, be sure to check out the most popular Legends in the current season.

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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 while fighting for Salvo’s freedom. Fuse broke that friendship when he left Salvo and joined the Apex Games.

Maggie felt betrayed because the Apex Games are run by the same organization that took Salvo, the Syndicate. Fuse’s departure caused a fight between the two that ultimately ended in Fuse losing his arm.

We 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, who eventually captured and forced her to participate in the games to pay for her crimes.

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, the new launch trailer on the Apex Legends YouTube has given fans a much better understanding of her kit, so let’s get into it.

Passive

Firstly, Maggie is seen glowing red when around danger in the launch trailer. This could be the Legends Passive ability, which will act similarly to Bangalore’s Passive, Double Time.

When danger is close, it is suspected that Maggie will take reduced damage for a short period of time.

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Tactical

Next, we have Maggie’s Tactical ability, which is some sort of breaching charge that sticks to walls and expells fire through to the other side. This will be great at getting players through doors and buildings.

Ultimate

Lastly, Mad Maggie’s Ultimate was seen being thrown at Fuse in the trailer. It is a large, spikey ball that will knock back Legends and maybe even destroy doors and traps. It will definitely damage those who are in its path and possibly stun them in some way.

Players will likely know more about Mad Maggie’s kit closer to launch. 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 Season 12: Release date, Mad Maggie, Control LTM, more

Apex Legends Season 12 will be arriving soon, and players have finally been given official information regarding the new content.

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Apex Legends Season 12 will be bringing loads of new content to the battle royale. For those interested in the release date, new Legend, and more, we’ve got you covered.

Apex Legends is coming to the end of another season, and while players enjoyed a heap of new content in Season 11, including a brand new map, it’s time for even more content to arrive.

A lot of leaks have been teasing Season 12, but finally, official information has been released regarding the new content coming, including Mad Maggie, changes to Olympus, a new LTM, and even more.

Apex Legends Season 12 release date

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Apex Legends Season 12 will begin on February 8, 2022, and as updates tend to arrive around 12 AM PST/ 1 PM EST/ 6 PM BST, this is when we expect the update to go live.

The launch of the new season will not only mean a new Legend, map updates, and buffs and nerfs, but it also means a ranked reset will also occur, so make sure you get your games in while you still can for Season 11.

Apex Legends Season 12 Legend Mad Maggie

The new Legend for Season 12 will be Mad Maggie, an old friend of Fuse’s who has been forced to participate in the Apex Games as a punishment for her many crimes across the Outlands after being shot down in a dog fight against the Syndicate.

They fell out over Fuse’s choice to join the Apex Games and for Salvo (Fuse and Maggie’s home planet) to become a world owned by the Syndicate, who are also behind the Apex Games.

It seems Maggie is out for vengeance and her relationship with Fuse is bound to be explosive, making things exciting for fans in terms of lore.

If you’re interested in Maggie’s abilities and kit, check out our piece on who Mad Maggie is.

Apex Legends new LTM “Control”

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Apex Legends Season 12 will also bring a brand new LTM to the game called “Control.” While there has been a lot of rumors regarding a smaller team-based mode coming to Apex Legends after Arenas, players will finally be getting it in Season 12.

Control will be available for the first three weeks of Season 12 and features two teams of 9 where players will choose their loadout – similarly to how it worked in Season 11’s version of the Holo-day Express LTM.

The two teams will then battle to hold control points with infinite respawns. It isn’t quite clear what maps will be available for this mode, but again, as more information is released we will be sure to update this piece.

Apex Legends’ Olympus returns with an update

Map updates have been teased ahead of Season 12 but now we have official news that Olympus will be returning with changes. The information given in the EA blog on Season 12 states the following: “A new view from Olympus. Something is different about the floating city…but what?”

As players saw from the launch trailer that was released on January 27, Olympus has been teleported and altered due to a phase explosion. The event caused Olympus to fall right down towards the city that it floats above, as well as building parts and other objects being teleported back onto the map, likely changing its landscape and integrity.

Players also found an Instagram ad that gave a sneak peek of the skybox and a new structure we can expect to see.

This will no doubt generate excitement for what map changes are to impact Olympus in Season 12, especially as the map has been out for the duration of Season 11.


That’s all for Apex Legends Season 12, as more information is released make sure to check back on this article for updates. For now, check out how many people are playing Apex Legends.

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