Apex Legends

Apex Legends Octane Exploit Uses Stim to Automatically Reload Weapons

One Apex Legends players has uncovered an automatic reload exploit using Octane's Stim ability.
One Apex Legends players has uncovered an automatic reload exploit using Octane's Stim ability. / Respawn Entertainment

One Apex Legends players has uncovered an automatic reload exploit using Octane's Stim ability.

While it may seem like a small advantage, avoiding reload time can be extremely useful in an Apex Legends match. Due to the addition of special abilities, passives, and high mobility, combat in Apex tends to be fast paced. Every second counts—so, why not shave off a few by discarding the reload animation?

Octane Auto-Reload Stim Exploit Revealed in Apex Legends

The exploit was published to the official Apex Legends subreddit board early in the morning of Thursday, Nov. 18. User ThatOneKachow included a video clip of the exploit while in the shooting range.

In the clip, ThatOneKachow drops into the map as Octane and goes to pick up a weapon as well as a few packs of ammunition. They fire off the gun, emptying it completely, and then reload at the same time as they use Octane's stim—automatically reloading the weapon without needing to wait for the animation to finish.

"Idk if this is new or not but I found a way to instantly reload on some weapons using an octane stim," they wrote, then added that players "obviously" shouldn't abuse the exploit as they just wanted to draw attention to it.

Commenters seemed less than thrilled at the discovery.

"Haaaaaaave you met this community? It’s getting abused in the time since you posted as we speak," ThisDidntAgeWell replied.

"I guess octane mains just got a little more obnoxious," SkinnyErgosGetFat wrote.

DBLTAP cannot confirm that Respawn has plans to hotfix this exploit at the time of writing.