March 6, 2019 Another apparent leak adds more fuel for the Octane fires.
Leaks for Octane have been heating up over the past couple of weeks, and another Apex Legends report says he’s going to launch very soon. The report suggests that the Apex Legends battle pass will release on March 12, and Octane – part of the promotional campaign for the purchase – “should be released either alongside the battle pass or just before it.”
That comes via an anonymous source speaking to Daily Esports. The source also provided a higher quality version of a bit of Octane promo art that had hit Reddit earlier in the week – the same image you can see in the header above. Here’s the point where you’re going to be warned to take it with a grain of salt – especially since we’re so early in the life of Apex Legends that we don’t yet know where the reliable leaks are coming from.
We’ve already seen leaks and datamines suggesting what to expect from new Legends, including one called Octane. A Redditor posted an image last week shows the Legends section of the game’s store, focused on Octane – the “high speed daredevil.”
His listed passive is Swift Mend, which automatically restores health over time. His tactical is Adrenaline Junkie, which costs 10% health to give Octane eight seconds of boosted speed. And his ultimate is Launch Pad, which deploys an item that can launch you (and, presumably, other players) into the air.
Octane’s apparent debut is on the Apex Legends subreddit with over 20,000 upvotes, though the image itself links is watermarked for ‘childz_pl4y’ – an Instagram account that’s since been set to private. A Reddit account pointing to that Instagram promised pictures and descriptions of Octane’s abilities nearly a week before.
Notably, the image we’ve seen in the more recent report matches the bit of Octane we see in the background of that Reddit post. Whether that’s proper corroboration or just somebody making art based on an another ‘leak’ remains to be seen.
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If you’re wondering how easy it would be to fake that legend screen, there’s another one on the game’s subreddit – this time the Legend is named ‘Karma,’ and she bears a striking resemblance to a character from a Chinese Overwatch clone. Her ultimate is Instant Karma, which allows you to “upload a fake screenshot of a new Legend to Reddit for upvotes and karma.”