|“||Do you know, I remember everything about this moment. Know what I’m thinking here? Not ‘I can’t feel my legs’ or ‘are those my feet dangling by the bone?’. No, I’m thinking how cool it is that thousands of people are cheering for me, and they’re still not as loud as the heartbeat in my ears. Tha-THUM. Tha-THUM. Tha-THUM. That was the moment I realized: life isn’t worth living, if you don’t know this feeling.|
|Real Name||Octavio Silva|
|Passive Ability||Swift Mend|
|Ultimate Ability||Launch Pad|
|Voice Actor||Nicolas Roye|
Octane is a high-speed Offensive Legend as the name implies. His Stim is great for closing in on opponents and covering large distances. His passive Swift Mend and ultimate Launch Pad complements it by providing self-healing and a jump pad to cover more and vertical distances.
Biography[edit | edit source]
One day, Octavio Silva was bored. In fact, he was bored most days. Heir to the preoccupied CEOs of Silva Pharmaceuticals and wanting for nothing in life, he entertained himself by performing death-defying stunts and posting holovids of them for his fans to gawk over. So, this day, he decided to set the course record for a nearby Gauntlet by launching himself across the finish line – using a grenade. He later recounted that day as the single greatest day in his life.
As he lay in triage hours later, the doctors informed him that the damage done to his legs meant his daredevil days were over. That didn’t sit well with Octavio, who turned to an old friend for help: Ajay Che, who he guilted into forging an order to replace his legs with bionic ones. Suddenly able to repair his limbs at a moment’s notice, Octavio decided petty online stunts weren’t enough: the ultimate adrenaline rush, the Apex Games, was calling. Now, he’s going to become an Apex Champion doing the most incredible, death-defying moves anyone’s ever seen. Maybe in the arena, he won’t be so bored.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Stim[edit | edit source]
|Description||Increase walk speed by 30% and sprint speed by 40% for 6 seconds. Costs Health to use. Reduction to slows while active.|
- For 6 seconds, normal movement will be 30% faster while sprinting will be 40% faster.
- Costs 12 health.
- Using this ability when at 12 health or below will put you on 1 health instead of 0.
- On activation, stim will remove all slow effects, except the intended slows players receive while healing. Slows that are applied after activation will only be reduced, not removed.
- You cannot bring yourself below 0 health. It is not possible to kill yourself, but you are easier to kill. You may want to take care of using this ability in fights - do not use it too much as you will weaken yourself substantially for enemies to pick you off.
- Always keep track of your health before using this ability. Avoid running into new areas with only a sliver of health.
- Use this ability to flank the enemy from the long path, since the enemy is less likely to be keeping tabs on the long flank and because your Stim can greatly reduce the time it takes to flank the enemy.
- The ability can be used to quickly rotate between off-angles, giving you the ability to condition your enemy into focusing their attention on one off-angle and allowing you to shoot them from another angle or flank them.
- When disengaging from a fight, use this ability for a quick getaway. Never run in a straight line, but try zigzagging instead to avoid incoming fire.
- Use stim just before finishing a Med Kit or Phoenix Kit so that you can have the effects of stim without losing health.
- If Octane activates Stim while riding a zipline, his weapon will be lowered while active, making him unable to use any weapons or throw ordnances while on the zipline.
- Octane is unable to melee attack for a brief delay after Stim ends.
- He cannot drop Holo-Sprays while Stim is active. This was intentionally disabled to fix an exploit allowing him to stim with an extra speed boost and no cooldown. Also, he cannot inspect weapons while Stim is active.
Swift Mend[edit | edit source]
|Description||Automatically restores health over time.|
- While not taking damage, Octane restores 1.5 health every second.
- This also restores health while knocked down, but won't save you from bleeding out.
- Managing your Stim shot uses and watching your health regeneration can help you minimize your syringe and Med Kit use.
- Do not expect this to fully heal you. Med Kits and syringes are your best friends. This will not heal you very fast, and stim will take health away. Only count on it if you have little health needing to be healed
- It will activate a few seconds after using Stim.
- The ability also allows you to save up healing items when you're going out of the Ring to either loot or revive a teammate.
- Octane’s health regen rate is documented and intended to be 1 health per second, but is actually 50% faster than normal (~1.5hp/sec).
Launch Pad[edit | edit source]
|Description||Deploy a jump pad that catapults anyone through the air. Press the jump button to double jump.|
|Charge time||60 seconds|
- Launch Pads have 200 Health. Up to 4 Launch Pads can be active on the map at once.
- Will send players in the direction they were moving when they touched the launch pad. If the player was not moving, they will bounce straight up and down.
- Hitting the jump pad while walking or sprinting will launch players along a high arc.
- From a crouch or slide, players will launch along a low arc, meaning they'll fly lower but farther in the horizontal direction.
- Anyone who uses the Launch Pad has the option to double jump before hitting the ground.
- You cannot double jump while healing or when you're downed, even though the UI will tell you to try.
- Thrown objects can be bounced off the launch pad to extend the distance they travel. This includes:
- Grenades such as Frag Grenades, Thermite Grenades, Arc Stars, Revenant's Silence, and Bangalore's Smoke Canisters
- The grenades and flares used for Bangalore's Rolling Thunder, Gibraltar's Defensive Bombardment, and Caustic's Nox Gas Grenade.
- Thrown objects like Caustic's Nox Gas Traps, Gibraltar's Dome of Protection, Lifeline's D.O.C. Heal Drone, and other Launch Pads.
- Mirage's decoys will bounce on Launch Pads as real players would.
- If Mirage tries to make his decoy stand where the launch pad is, the decoy will continuously bounce straight up and down until expiring.
- If Mirage sends out a decoy while mid-bounce, the decoy will go much farther than a player would.
- Wraith cannot interact with a jump pad while using Into the Void.
- Launch pads that are thrown in between tight or small spaces will be refunded instead.
- Fuse’s The Motherlode can damage and destroy the jump pad.
- You can throw the launch pad further than you might expect.
- Deploying the launch pad indoors lets you "fly" on the ceiling
- At some places, when you are out of bounds, you can place the pad directly under you. With no momentum but up, the pad will launch you out of the "countdown-zone", effectively resetting the timer.
- Placing the launch pad in front of a door makes the door impassable. (When trying to enter from the side with the launch pad.)
- The launch pad can also be used to launch downed players to a safer place, thus allowing a safer revive.
- Use this ability to outflank enemies behind rocks and the like. Just make sure you have an escape route or and object to hide behind after.
- If you bounce a launch pad off another launch pad and jump right where you should, adding extra mobility to travel distances quicker.
- If you hit the jump pad while crouch-walking or sliding, you will launch into the air but still be considered to be crouching and will retain full weapon accuracy.
- You can give yourself an offensive advantage by throwing a grenade at enemies while in-air, or firing in midair. Most players won’t be able to hit you and you will have given yourself the upper hand. However, since this is difficult to perform, it is worth practicing in the Firing Range.
- If you want to bounce straight up and down for any reason, use a melee attack to push yourself forward onto it so that you touch it without using any movement inputs.
- Sometimes the pad will not launch players in the air.
- In rare cases, spamming the "jump" key after using the pad will cause the double-jump effect to remain on the player. This can cause the player to remain in the air for a long time.
- Placing a jump pad right next to a supply bin to the point where it is clipping through the supply bin and then driving a Trident into the supply bin will launch the trident a very far distance.
- Also, after the Trident lands on the ground after using the jump pad, using the pad while the trident is not moving, but still touching the trident, will cause players themselves to fly very fast and a very far distance, or sometimes even off the map.
- Combining a jump pad with Caustic's Nox Gas Trap and using Pathfinder's Grappling Hook on the trap will cause the trap to fly upwards indefinitely with Pathfinder still grappling it.
- Throwing a throwable item such as a grenade or an ability that can be thrown onto the jump pad causes the item to act as if it had hit multiple jump pads in succession, which can result in the grenade or ability to fly very far.
Cosmetic items[edit | edit source]
Skins[edit | edit source]
There are a total of 64 Legend skins for Octane; 17 Legendary, 8 Epic, 23 Rare and 16 Common.
Finishers[edit | edit source]
Heirloom Set[edit | edit source]
The set includes:
- Banner Pose: Spin and Flick
- Weapon Skin: Butterfly Knife
- Intro Quip: "Run fast. Hit fast. Win fast."
Badges[edit | edit source]
Skydive Emotes[edit | edit source]
Holo-Sprays[edit | edit source]
Music Packs[edit | edit source]
Loading Screens[edit | edit source]
Voice lines[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Before being added to the game, Octane was teased with several Launch Pads placed around the outside of Market.
- Octane's abilities are derived from Titanfall 2's Stim tactical ability, which provided both healing and speed. His backstory was inspired by the way players would speedrun The Pilot's Gauntlet using grenades for speed boosts. His reveal trailer contains a link to the world record run of 12 seconds by player CashMayo , and the Record Breaker loading screen shows "11.7" in the background, the current world record.
- Octane has a dialysis machine on his belt that filters his blood. This is why, in-universe, he can take stim so frequently and recover.
- Octane's endless supply of stim comes from Silva Pharmaceuticals, which his dad owns. However, his dad does not care about him enough to give him stim, so he just takes it.
- The tattoo on Octane's left arm has the Latin phrase "Plus Ultra" which translates to "Further beyond". Additionally, he also says "Non terrae plus ultra" when dropping from the dropship, which means "No land further beyond".
- The latter phrase originated from the supposed inscription on the "Pillars of Hercules" (the location of which is traditionally identified as modern day Gibraltar) which delineated the then known world, signifying that there is nothing beyond it but danger. The former phrase is the motto of the Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain Charles V, which is a boast signifying he intends to take the risk and conquer the world beyond the seas.
- Octane had the option of waiting for his legs to heal up, but chose to instead have his legs replaced with robotic ones.
- Octane's legs are made of steel, Octane refers in ranked that they are the color of platinum "Platinum rank to match my legs!".
- According to writer Tom Casiello, when Octane was 11, he asked for a puppy for Christmas. His dad's assistant sent him a rabbit three days after the holiday, which Octane named Navidad (shortened to Navi). Octane took the rabbit onto every stunt as a child, kept them in the front pocket of his jacket, and the rabbit never flinched.  Navidad died in their sleep, which Octane viewed as boring, and he would tell others that Navidad died in a rocket crashing into a planet. 
- Octane’s last name, Silva, means "Forest" in Latin.
- Octane dyes his hair. In the "Family Portrait" comic, he dyes his hair green. However, writer Tom Casiello implied that Octane dyes his hair a whole variety of colors.
- One of Octane's kill quips, "You need to move faster than that, amigo. Speed is life.", is a reference to Titanfall 2's Apex Predator, Viper, who repeatedly says, "You need to move faster than that, son. Speed is life."
Gallery[edit | edit source]
The bloodier original version of the Record Breaker loading screen.
Early concept art of Octane.
Concept art of Octane.
Octane's face, seen in Chapter 8 of Pathfinder's Quest.
References[edit | edit source]
- Octane Loading Screen Text "Record Breaker"
- Apex Legends’ new hero Octane was inspired by a record-setting Titanfall 2 speedrun – Polygon
- Every Legend in Apex Legends Explained By Respawn | WIRED
- Tom Casiello on Twitter
- Tom Casiello on Twitter
- Campbell White on Artstation
- Campbell White on Artstation
- Prog Wang on Twitter
- Kejun Wang on Artstation