Apex Legends Devs Testing Octane After Season 7 Buffs

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Apex Legends fans have always had a soft spot for the Adrenaline Junky, Octane. However, the general affection for the Legend never resulted in a high win percentage. So in Season 7, devs were looking to buff some of Octane's abilities, however, there were some unintended nerfs that came with the update.

In Season 6, Octane had one of the lowest win rates of all the Legends. In order to correct this, devs created a small buff for Season 7: Ascension. The buff was to increase Octane's passive ability, "Swift Mend" from 0.5 healing per second to 1.0 per second.

The buff was successful in increasing Octane's win percentage, however, his Ultimate Jump Pad was affected in the update. Multiple reports from Reddit were directed at dev Daniel Klein concerning the air control and inability to high jump off of the pad. Daniel said "Our plan is to give you [Octane players] access to that higher arc [on the Jump Pad] by default, and let you opt into the lower arc… but maybe make it longer, to be decided with playtesting."

Daniel continued in his statement, telling us what to expect. "Using the jump pad normally will now [once the next patch goes live] always give you the higher, super jump arc. Crouch walking or sliding into the jump pad will give you an arc at the old normal height [pre-Season 7], potentially with a longer horizontal travel distance.”

Daniel continued to say that this update may still take some time, so we may not see the update until January or later. So sit tight, and let the devs figure it out, because it may be a while before we get an update to Octane.