A source (who prefers to remain anonymous) has claimed in an interview with Daily Esports that the recent leaks alluding to a new Apex Legends hero named “Octane”, are legitimate.
A recent leak to reddit gave players a first look at the rumored Legend. The poster claimed to have taken a photo of the character off of the screen of someone working on the project. This immediately fueled a fierce debate over the legitimacy of the rumors, with many believing that there wasn’t enough information to prove this was a real character coming to the game.
The controversial photo that was released to reddit can be seen here.
A source close to the situation has now re-affirmed to us that the leaks are legitimate and has provided us with a first look at the original Octane artwork file that was obscured in prior leaks.
Furthermore, our source stated that they are confident in a March 12 release date for the game’s first Battle Pass. “The Battle pass will not be purchasable with coins, and will be a static item in the shop,” they added.
The source also claims that Octane is a central promotional figure for the pass and thus “should be released either alongside the Battle Pass or just before it.”
The source did not have any further knowledge of the character or his skills, but a recent leak to reddit may have provided a glimpse at the character’s skillset as well. This image has been circulating since, although we cannot vouch for its legitimacy.
We will update this post with any new information as it is released.