The highly anticipated (and frequently leaked) first new legend is here! His name is Octane, and apparently his story has something to do with blowing off his legs while speed running... Pretty sweet. We love his character design especially since it reminds us of a character from one of our favorite series that will remain nameless (hint: rhymes with porter-cans). But what we absolutely didn't expect since the release of season 1 was just how ridiculously creative you can get with his ultimate: the jump pad.
So we decided to list out a few of the most absurd things that you can do using Octane's jump pad.
Prank your teammates
Yeah, it may keep you from winning, but hey, it's funny! Don't believe us? Try it! Drop a jump pad behind your teammate as they're walking backwards, send them disoriented and flying across the map, and tell us it's not funny.
Gibraltar Shield Bounce
If you're more serious about your Apex Legends then this one may be for you. If you aim it correctly, you can actually bounce Gibraltar's bubble shield off of the jump pad. This is particularly useful if you want to get out of a firefight quickly and need protection when you land.
Makeshift Shooting Range
PULL! from r/apexlegends
This one is honestly a combination of the amusement you get from #1 and the practicality of #2. If youever find yourself in a scenario where there are downed enemies around you, take the time to drop a jump pad near where they're crawling. Once they trigger the jump pad, they'll go flying through the air and BAM! Makeshift shooting range. It's an amusing and badass way to flex on your enemies.
Now is the perfect time to check out KontrolFreek's Rush Performance Thumbsticks! Rush is a well-rounded mid-rise set ideal for any of Apex's Legends and Weapons.
Rush features a raised-edge design that cradles your thumb for exceptional speed and grip in every game you play, but we find it particularly useful for Octane's Stim ability.
Do you have any sweet tricks for Octane's Jump pad ability? Make sure to post your favorites in the comments below! Meanwhile, take a look at our impressions of Stadia. Til next week, FreekNation!
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