New Apex Legends Character Might Be a Reference to a Titanfall 2 Speedrunner

The newly-released Octane, Apex Legends’ ninth character, could be an in-joke about a series of famous Titanfall 2 speedruns.

As pointed out by Steve Kim on Twitter, Octane’s intro video explains that he rode “a grenade blast to beat the Gauntlet speed record” – that’s pretty similar to some incredible Titanfall 2 speedruns in that game’s Pilot’s Gauntlet tutorial area.

YouTuber Cash Mayo currently holds the world record time for the Gauntlet (under the name Rbrite). Only this month, he beat the Gauntlet in a frankly absurd 12 seconds. And he’s repeatedly beaten that record by, you guessed it, riding grenade blasts.

Octane became available to play earlier this week, arriving alongside the game’s Season 1 Battle pass.

While the character himself seems to have gone down well, the Battle Pass is another story, with some players questioning its worth.

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