Apex Legends Introduces Octane In New Character Trailer (VIDEO)
Following the emergence of a previous leak, Respawn Entertainment has officially confirmed that new character Octane is indeed on the way to Apex Legends. Accompanying the confirmation was a new trailer, highlighting he daredevil’s crazy skills and providing him an equally insane backstory.
Seen below, the array of Octane’s abilities is seen in action, all of them focused around the speed demon’s relentless maneuverability. The character, real name “Octavio Silva,” has the ability to regenerate in combat with his Swift Mend ability, as well as zip around the field with a never-ending supply of Stim. We also get a look at Octane’s signature Launch Pad, which allows him to bounce exceedingly high into the air, instantly granting the all-important high ground in battle. Check out the video below.
On top of this, Apex Legends has also introduced a nifty new bio for Octane, providing backstory regarding the “Adrenaline Junkie.” Revealed are the origins of the character’s bionic legs and how his thirst for death-defying stunts eventually landed him in the Apex Games. Check it out below.
One day, Octavio Silva was bored. In fact, he was bored most days. Heir to the preoccupied CEOs of Silva Pharmaceuticals and wanting for nothing in life, he entertained himself by performing death-defying stunts and posting holovids of them for his fans to gawk over. So, this day, he decided to set the course record for a nearby Gauntlet by launching himself across the finish line – using a grenade.”
“As he lay in triage hours later, the doctors informed him that the damage done to his legs meant his daredevil days were over. That didn’t sit well with Octavio, who turned to an old friend for help: Ajay Che, who he guilted into forging an order to replace his legs with bionic ones. Suddenly able to repair his limbs at a moment’s notice, Octavio decided petty online stunts weren’t enough: the ultimate adrenaline rush, the Apex Games, was calling. Now, he’s going to become an Apex Champion doing the most incredible, death-defying moves anyone’s ever seen. Maybe in the arena, he won’t be so bored.”
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