Apex Legends

Octane's 'Infinite Stim' Glitch Makes a Return in Apex Legends Season 12

Apex Legends players are reporting that Octane's "Infinite Stim" glitch from Season 10 has made a reappearance in Season 12.
Apex Legends players are reporting that Octane's "Infinite Stim" glitch from Season 10 has made a reappearance in Season 12. / Photo courtesy Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends players are reporting that Octane's "Infinite Stim" glitch from Season 10 has made a reappearance in Season 12.

Fortunately, this time, it isn't nearly as powerful. According to player reports, while Octane mains are able to activate his stim ability several times over, its benefits don't stack in the same way. In fact, they don't stack at all, putting those who abuse this exploit at an unfortunate disadvantage.

Here's what we know about the glitch's resurgence.

Octane "Infinite Stim" Glitch Has Returned to Apex Legends

Long-time fans may remember this glitch's first iteration in Apex Legends: Season 10 when it was used to manipulate both the speed of the Legend and the cooldown for reloading weapons. At the time, players were able to begin a reload and use the stim ability at the same time, canceling the reload animation and having the weapon at full capacity instantaneously.

This time, however, the glitch works a bit differently. It actually behaves similar to a second Octane Stim glitch that originally started flaring up in Season 6. According to YouTuber and Apex Legends Content Creator, RossBobSquirrel, players need to perform a bit of a ritual, first, to initiate the glitch.

While holding a weapon with at least one attachment, players need to find the nearest ledge and grab onto it. Then, while hanging, place the attachment into their inventory and discard the weapon before pulling themselves up.

From there, they'll be able to spam Octane's Stim ability indefinitely as long as they throw down a holospray in between uses.

DBLTAP cannot confirm any punishments for abusing the exploit at the time of writing. Rest assured, however, that once Respawn has a handle on it, they'll likely bring down the ban hammer.