Apex Legends

Apex Legends Developers Apparently Added a Secret Octane Buff

Apex Legends players have confirmed that developers snuck in a buff to Octane's health regeneration.
Apex Legends players have confirmed that developers snuck in a buff to Octane's health regeneration. / Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends players have confirmed that developers snuck in a buff to Octane's health regeneration.

Apex Legends players have alleged for months that Octane somehow ended up on the receiving end of a secret buff following his overhaul in Season 7. As one of the earliest legends added to the game, it's no surprise that Octane eventually needed a do-over as the title progressed in content and popularity. Part of the changes included a minor increase in Octane's Stim healing from 0.5 to 1.0 hit points per second (HP/s).

However, players have long since claimed that healing factor is much higher.

Apex Legends Developers Potentially Snuck in an Octane Buff

Players finally have proof of Octane's extra buff thanks to a post on the official Apex Legends subreddit board published on Sunday, July 11. User guntassingh26 posted a short video clip showcasing the legend's healing factor and comparing it to the announced value.

In the clip, the user—playing Octane, of course—dies and the self-resurrects to have 20 hit points out of a possible 100. They reason that when using Octane's Stim ability, the legend should re-cap his health at 80 seconds if the regeneration is truly 1HP/s. However, it actually takes only 55 seconds, making the regeneration value above that officially acknowledged.

The user reasons that this ability is about 50% faster than stated, making the real rate 1.5HP/s.

Players were surprised to find tangible evidence of the mystery buff with several tagging developers asking for either clarification or a fix for the alleged bug. It's unclear what the true situation here is. Whether Respawn Entertainment's team simply messed up a line of code or attempted a buff without telling its players remains to be seen.

Hopefully, we'll get a response within the next day or so.