Apex Legends Devs Explain Need for Octane Buff

An Octane buff has been confirmed by Apex devs, but what will that buff entail?
An Octane buff has been confirmed by Apex devs, but what will that buff entail? / Photo Courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

Octane has seen a boost in play in the past few weeks due to his offensively minded kit. His Tactical Ability Stim, allows him to run in at high-speed which is a good engaging tool in fights. However, Apex Legends devs think it's time for a change.

In a thread from the Apex Legends Subreddit, Game designer Daniel Klein explains why Octane is due for a buff.

Apex Legends Devs Explain Need for Octane Buff

After a Redditor asked when players can expect an Octane buff, Klein responded by saying Octane will receive "a tiny buff in Season 7."

Klein says that due to his high pick rate and high win rate in "individual engagements," this has led developers to put out a buff for the daredevil. Klein does not actually state what specifically will be buffed from Octane's kit. However, the dev says "he's a selfish, charge-in0guns-blazing character who's a ton of fun to play but eventually gets himself killed."

It remains to be seen what the developers will do about this but one can predict that Octane may see a reduction in speed but an increase in perhaps survivability.