Legend Monday: Octane | October 25 2021

1 : Anonymous2021/10/25 10:00 ID: qfdbpw

Welcome to Legend Monday! This discussion thread focuses specifically on a randomly chosen legend.

Today's Legend discussion is focused around: Octane!

Discuss what you like or dislike about this Legend; how it compares to others; playstyle tips and techniques; or anything else that you think would be of value to discuss regarding Octane.

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2 : Anonymous2021/10/25 10:43 ID: hhyykkw

I barely play Octane due to his absurdly high pickrate, but the rare times I get a banner recovery that likely only Octane or Wraith could pull off feels so good.

ID: hhzecuh

Crypto is forgotten in pubs;)

ID: hhzeze5

I don't have Crypto unlocked yet, but he is next on the list!

3 : Anonymous2021/10/25 10:13 ID: hhywehm

I feel like a majority of the time when a character surprises me because of non existent audio it’s an octane.

4 : Anonymous2021/10/25 18:01 ID: hi0gmyd


"Ugh, I'm down! No bueno!"


ID: hi0l8p5

You forgor spamming "Enemy is right here!" a few times before dc-ing.

5 : Anonymous2021/10/25 17:56 ID: hi0g03i

A good, balanced legend, but played exclusively by low-iq children

ID: hi159ta

Played an arenas game last night where the octane on my team was talking trash about me the whole game, before I even bought my first gun. I didn't even have a mic lmao

6 : Anonymous2021/10/25 22:10 ID: hi1hc3p

Every other character feels like ass to play when you main octane.

7 : Anonymous2021/10/25 15:31 ID: hhzur7e

Probably one of the loudest legends in game but generates the least amount of sound. Seriously octane is the biggest offender of no audio bugs

ID: hi007fk

Can’t tell you how many times someone jump pads on top of me and I don’t hear a damn thing

ID: hi092yu

Can't believe it took me this long to find a legitimate thing to complain about with this character. Audio bugs are definitely an issue especially with Octane. But in terms of the balance of the character, he's great.

ID: hi0fvmm

Octane so fast you hear his legs across the map with nobody in sight

8 : Anonymous2021/10/25 20:45 ID: hi15auv

i've noticed more selfish people pick Octane than braindead. idk which is a more disappointing pairing though, but i'm probably hoping for a selfish one in those moments before we drop. fkn endless literal braindead mfrs playing 24/7.

9 : Anonymous2021/10/25 16:49 ID: hi063xl

terrible bug that needs to be fixed: if you stim and then hop onto a zipline, you’re unable to take out your gun/aim+shoot until the animation is FULLY finished (he throws the stim away)

have been killed multiple times because of this issue. also the obvious one (throwing jump pad and gliding over it when running)

ID: hi0nzj1

The first one is somewhere between bug and intended behavior. I was looking into this because it was annoying me and I found an official reply on the help forums that mentioned it had something to do with "hand rules" or whatever. Basically there's some internal logic going on that keeps track of which hand is doing what and I guess it counts "holding the stim" as one hand and "riding zipline" as the other hand so you don't have a hand to shoot your gun with. Fucking stupid but at least it sorta makes sense?

The jump pad thing is just cause it takes like a half-second to deploy. Throw it a little bit ahead of you so it has time to set up.

10 : Anonymous2021/10/25 11:48 ID: hhz3v3v

As an octane main, i really think he's on point right now. Compared to other legends.

Really fun to use, expecially as a call leader.

Just think his stim is too noisy. I can't hear anything.

ID: hi1hgy3

I’m surprised no one else has mentioned how loud his stim is. I’m a pretty good player and I’ve still died countless times because I aggressively push in with stim and can’t hear anything at all for like 5 seconds and get beamed by some rat lol

11 : Anonymous2021/10/25 21:19 ID: hi1a54w

Octanes in singapore servers with a random rare skin tossing a jump pad in ranked insta dying then spamming caps locked comms in chat telling you how to play is always good

12 : Anonymous2021/10/25 17:17 ID: hi0a8kl

His footsteps have been near silent this season it’s awful

13 : Anonymous2021/10/25 15:47 ID: hhzx37c

Octane is the main reason why revenant keeps getting nerfed IMO

ID: hi0lx2r

Yep. Rev's Totem is unuseable now, the time limit is way too short.

14 : Anonymous2021/10/25 10:56 ID: hhyzk2t

He's good. Been nerfed fairly a couple times, yet still remains S tier. Taking his tactical into considerion, he is THE character for flanking, and his ultimate is perfect for pushing with your whole team.

15 : Anonymous2021/10/25 10:59 ID: hhyzqim

Every time I get a random Octane on my team I inwardly groan because I know that there is an 80% chance that he will run 200 metres ahead, jump pad alone into an enemy trio, die having done 40 damage and then swear at us on his microphone while we try to save his banner.

Usually he will do this after having stimmed in order to take as much of the good loot as possible.

If we get his banner then he will do it again within three minutes.

ID: hi0nvcp

I was on the receiving end of this yesterday. 3v3 fight poking at mid / short range. All of a sudden a 3rd party octane jumpads over the top of the entire fight. Both squads melt him midair (and he quit once he landed).

ID: hhzd03g

I couldn't have said it better, here, take the upvote.

16 : Anonymous2021/10/25 14:29 ID: hhzm2qp

I think his recent horizonal nerf was the right change. There is still the issue of audio but that goes for all the game

17 : Anonymous2021/10/25 14:59 ID: hhzq7x1

He’s mostly in a good spot now, although tbh I’d rather they didn’t nerf his health regen, like say what you want about the rest of his kit but I’ve never seen anyone complain about his regen.

ID: hhzthw2

Too much power for too little damage, before. Now, it is better. Slower regen, don't stim unless you have too. Eg: Octane is chasing me. When he closed the gap, he had the half HP back from his stim. Now he has 10%, and that is good. He can close the gap and push, but I deserve to fight back and have more chance of knocking him.

18 : Anonymous2021/10/25 14:40 ID: hhznmsq

Pad still makes no sound. 90% or octane mains are well octane mains.

19 : Anonymous2021/10/25 17:07 ID: hi08pao

The scapegoat legend. Any time a player dies with an octane on their team, blame octane. Octane shield swaps without looting anything else and then picks you up, Octanes a loot goblin. Get killed by an octane, cry about how he needs a nerf.

In reality, he's a balanced legend. He's not a loot goblin nor does the average player over extend with him nor does he need a nerf. It's just low ranked players are getting matched with equal skilled players so of course you'll get bad octanes. But you'll also get bad players of every other legend.

ID: hi0d2l3

To be fair, alot of Octanes give the legend a bad name. I do not think he needs a nerf or anything but the type of people he attracts to play him are usually annoying and toxic.

On the flip side, some of the best team mates I have ever had and the most fun people are Octanes. He is so 50/50 lol.

ID: hi1gz6c

Balanced and “loot goblin” or low iq are not related… no one says he needs a nerf because Octane players are annoying.

He has one of the most self-serving kits in the game, and leans into a push W strategy, so attracts a player that doesn’t care much for teamplay. The jump pad changes give him more utility, but he’s still mostly used for “get in fast, die, disconnect”.

Octane players are on average more selfish, objectively. Of course there are selfish players across all characters, but you’ll see fewer playing Wattson or Gibraltar than Octane or Wraith whose kits are very self-serving.

ID: hi161wp

Glad to hear someone say he's balanced. When I suggested the health regen nerf originally I got LAMBASTED in the comments and DM's, it was amazing.

20 : Anonymous2021/10/25 22:33 ID: hi1kf8y

Very strong legend. If someone knows what they're doing on him they'll be an absolute menace to deal with and carry your ass. If they don't know how to play him he can be one of the biggest throw picks on your team, which is why he gets a bad rep in solo q.

21 : Anonymous2021/10/25 23:42 ID: hi1thxu

I play so much better as him because his kit makes me play aggressive which is when I play best. When I play other legends like Mirage I’m much more passive by default and then end up getting killed in my first fight and serve as loot delivery.

22 : Anonymous2021/10/25 13:39 ID: hhzfp06


23 : Anonymous2021/10/25 13:08 ID: hhzbzbp

He’s in a good position. Other legends need buffs or compensation for their nerfs

24 : Anonymous2021/10/25 14:57 ID: hhzpx2n

God I love injecting liquid cocaine into my body.

25 : Anonymous2021/10/25 12:59 ID: hhzb0fn

For me he is the most annoying character in game. Both as an enemy and a random squad mate.

He even exceeds rampart in annoyance and that's an achievement per se

At least rampart not that common but in pubs octrain has nearly 100% pick rate

ID: hi09jds

Why as a team mate? He's a fantastic unit in a team. The only reason I hate going against him is because of the audio bugs but that's not a balance issue

26 : Anonymous2021/10/25 10:37 ID: hhyy4lr

I feel I'm the only one who has barely used Octane.

27 : Anonymous2021/10/25 10:47 ID: hhyyu0q

octane bad

i want loot, octane want fight

octane dead

28 : Anonymous2021/10/25 13:43 ID: hhzg6e0

Kinda funny how everyone and their mother are using octane since last season, just because most streamers / pro players are running their comps with him. Most of the people jumping on the bandwagon and picking him because of that, don't even know how his kit works. Therefore they perform a lot worse with him, than if they just picked the legend that they have most experience with. Also if you're playing octane on m&k and don't bother to learn tap-strafing, you're trolling hard.

ID: hi06vus

i just dont even understand how someone plays his kit poorly …. it’s so straight forward lmao

ID: hi09dxt

Understanding what the kit does, and using it effectively are two completely different things.

ID: hi0enk0

Octane has had an extremely high pick rate for a while, because hes fun. Most people pick up his kit because its fun and simple, not because some pros use him to tryhard.

29 : Anonymous2021/10/25 14:30 ID: hhzm97d

Fun character to play, but like with several other characters people don't know how to properly play him, as well as don't know how to play with him as a teammate.

30 : Anonymous2021/10/25 12:07 ID: hhz5meq

when are you going to reduce the amount of damage his stim does lmao, 20hp, and you might as well take off "swift" from swift mending, with how excruciatingly slow it is lmao

ID: hhz7scy

The point is for his stim to be taxing. So that you can't just stim around with no penalty. If you use that extra speed to dodge a single flatline bullet it's already made up for itself since its saved you from taking 19 damage.


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