Here we’ll talk about all the best Octane skins that Respawn has released in Apex Legends so far in 2022.
Respawn made a surprise launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019. It was a massive hit despite the unannounced release of the game. And within one month of the launch, 50 million people registered to play Apex Legends. As of now, around 130 million people play this game worldwide from multiple platforms.
Apex Legends is a battle royale game, but the hero-shooter aspect, precise gunplay, movement, and character differentiations have made the game popular among all sorts of player bases across the globe.
The characters in Apex Legends are divided into four distinct categories. These are offensive, defensive, recon, and support characters. Even though the game is already friendly toward fluid movements, some definite legends are one step ahead in the movement department than other legends.
One such legend is called Octane. Octane first came out in season 1 of Apex Legends and is arguably the fastest character in the game. He is an adrenaline junkie who can go faster with his tactical stim ability and ultimate jump pad.
For those who like to do flashy tap-strafe, wall bounce, and rope jumps, Octane is the perfect legend for such movements. The movement feels smooth and flamboyant with this specific legend. Nonetheless, for a flashy legend like Octane, there needs to be some garish cosmetics equipped that can make the gameplay experience a whole lot better.
So, here we will showcase some of the best Octane skins that Respawn has released so far till season 12 of Apex Legends.
- How Many Octane Skins are there in Apex Legends?
- Best Octane Skins in Apex Legends (A Complete Tier List)
- Will past event-related Octane skins ever return?
- Upcoming Octane Skins
How Many Octane Skins are there in Apex Legends?
Right now in season 12 of Apex Legends, Respawn has released 79 skins so far. Among them, there are 22 legendary, 14 Epic, 27 Rare, and 16 Common Octane skins.
Best Octane Skins in Apex Legends (A Complete Tier List)
Here we’ll rank all the Octane skins that Respawn has released so far in the game. We’ll put all the skins into three distinct tiers such as S-Tier, A-Tier, and lastly B-Tier.
The S-Tier Octane skins represent the best of the bests. There are plenty of tacky skins for Octane that can make players stand out among others. A-Tier Octane skins are also superb, falling closely behind the S-Tier skins. The B-Tier Octane skins feel average compared to the S-Tier and A-Tier skins.
Just as any other Tier list, this one is purely subjective. Any skin from this list can be put into any mentioned categories. This list is intended chiefly to assist novices and veteran players looking for some of the best-looking legendary Octane skins.
- Best(S-Tier): Peak Performance, Arachnoid Rush, Extreme Measures
- Good(A-Tier): El Tigre, Riding Dirty, Fast Fashion, Clocktane
- Average(B-Tier): Wild Speed, Sonic Boom, Dasher.
Top 10 Best Octane skins in Apex Legends
Throughout the 12 Seasons, Octane received quite a fantastic collection of legendary skins. If you look closely, most Octane skins are themed with something related to speed which matches his persona. Now we’ll showcase the 10 best legendary Octane skins in descending order.
Dasher is a deer-themed Octane skin initially released in Holo Day Bash Collection Event in season 3, 2019. This skin looks very fun, mainly because of the horns and googly eyes. The skin also came back in 2020 and 2021’s Holo Day Bash Event in bundles.
9. Sonic Boom
Sonic Boom is one of the distinct-looking skins that Octane has. This light blue and pink-colored skin is favorite to many Apex Legends Octane players. The skin debuted in the Apex Legends through the Aftermarket Collection Event in Season 6. Later, Sonic Boom returned in the Raiders Collection Event in a bundle.
8. Wild Speed
Wild Speed Octane skin was inspired by none other than the Cheetah, the fastest animal on land. It is a very slim-looking skin with a distinguishing yellow and black colored theme. The Wild Speed skin was made available in ALGS Championship Sale in Season 9 of Apex Legends. Players got another chance to collect this skin again on January 22 in a solo offer for the first time in a bundle.
As the name suggests, Clocktane is a clock-themed skin that looks like a ticking bomb and is ready to burst with his stim at any moment. This fancy Octane skin was first released in the Grand Soirée Arcade Event in Season 3 of Apex Legends. After that, the skin was also featured in September Soirée Sale in 2020 and as a bundle in the shop in February 2022.
6. Fast Fashion
Fast Fashion was released in the season 7 battle pass called Ascension. It is by far the stylish-looking skin that Respawn has released for Octane. The spiked hairs, goggles, and the glossy golden accent all over the skin and legs make the skin more attractive to the eyes. There was also a recolor released in the Black Friday Sale in March 2022 named Overdrive with a black and red theme.
5. Riding Dirty
Riding Dirty is a Warrior-themed skin that was released in the Warriors Collection Event for season 12 of Apex Legends. The chrome green accent throughout the skin represents Octane with his every move. The skin will surely remind the players of gladiators, ready to fight in any battle in the outlands.
4. El Tigre
As the name implies, El Tigre is a tiger-themed octane skin that came to Apex Legends at the 2nd year Anniversary Collection Event back in 2019. This skin is a recolor of its original green counterpart, called Jade Tiger, which was unleashed in the season 2 battle pass. El Tigre has cool designs on the skin of his throat, chest plate, and legs that make the skin more unique from the original skin.
3. Extreme Measures
Extreme Measures is the only skin in this list, which is a byproduct of legendary stock cosmetics in the store. The purple and yellow color combination is just an Octane thing! It is a recolor of The Victory Lap that came to the store 3 times throughout Apex Legend’s lifetime. So, it is as rare as any other premium skins out there.
2. Arachnoid Rush
Arachnoid Rush is white-colored skin with a purple accent on top. The first look of the skin reminds the players of spiders, and that’s right, it was originated from the arachnids. Arachnoid Rush came with the Octane Edition bundle in 2020, and players can still get this skin anytime from the store. Because of its availability, this skin falls short of the number 1 contender on our list.
1. Peak Performance
Peak Performance has a superhero and supervillain vibe at the same time. The cosmetic has a bulky plastic suit made of an orange and off-white color. The coolest part of the skin is its helmet, which looks like an aerodynamic bike helmet. The spikes on the shoulders and his gloves make the skin more flashy and dangerous. Respawn released Peak Performance in Evolution Collection Event in season 10 of Apex Legends.
The event and recolor skins may ultimately make their way to the store, and skins like Clocktane, Riding Dirty, and Extreme Measures may still be available. Like Jade Tiger and Fast Fashion, octane skins from the battle pass will not be available in the Apex Legend store. However, Respawn has announced that battle pass skins from Season 11 and onwards may be available in an event-specific skin package in the future.
Upcoming Octane Skins
There is an ongoing rumor that a legendary Octane skin might be available in a future event codenamed Streetwear. We might be able to see the skin soon enough in an event or a bundle.
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