Additional Apex Content
With over 50 million players, Apex Legends has made quite the name for itself in the world of battle royale. Even though the game is a major success, it seems as if fans are getting antsy for some updates. There were some changes made to the game to balance specific weapon loadouts, but fans are itching for fresh new content. Hopefully, this content will come with the release of the Season 1 Battle Pass.
The battle pass is supposedly going to be released in March and could include cosmetic items for weapons and Legends, or even an XP boost. It is rumored that Season 1 will bring along new weapons, loot, and another Legend. Datamines have also uncovered additions such as NPCs, wall-running, flamethrowers, and a night mode that could one day be added to Apex. Respawn responded to these potential releases saying that, through datamining is fun, we can’t take any of these possible additions as anything more than speculation.
As it is now, fans are expecting Octane to be the next Legend Respawn releases. He’s a high-speed daredevil with abilities that improve movement. Octane’s leaked abilities are:
Swift Mend (Passive)
While not taking damage, Octane restores health over time.
Adrenaline Junkie (Tactical)
Move 30% faster for 6 seconds. Costs 10% health. Immune to slows while active.
Launch Pad (Ultimate)
Deployable jump pad that catapults users through the air.
The question is, would a Legend geared towards movement be viable in a game that already focuses heavily on mobility? While his ability to restore health seems advantageous, sacrificing it to move quicker may only be valuable when escaping zone. While a launch pad sounds cool, it may not be as necessary as other character’s ultimates because of the ziplines littering the map. If Octane does happen to be the next Legend, I will play him because I enjoy controlling fast paced characters. He may not be beneficial to a squad though. Maybe he’d be more suited to Solo or Duo queue if Respawn ever implements those in the game.
Like everyone else, I’m excited to see some new content in Apex. As is, the game is very fun but is ridiculously hard to play casually. I’m hoping that, if we see some changes and additions, it might be easier for the newer player base to integrate into the game. Regardless, change is coming, and I’m looking forward to the beginning of Season 1.