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Apex Legends Octane Heirloom | How to unlock the Switchblade knife

The Apex Legends Octane heirloom is going to be a must-have for any Octane main, or general fan of the high-speed runner. As we’ve seen in the past with Bloodhound, Wraith, and Pathfinder, a character’s heirloom acts as an extension of their personality and background. The Octane switchblade knife is what developer Respawn Entertainment has chosen as the jump pad fanatic’s heirloom. If you’re wondering how to unlock the Octane heirloom in Apex Legends, then read on for everything we know so far.

How to unlock Octane’s heirloom in Apex Legends

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If you’re wondering how to unlock Octane’s heirloom in Apex Legends, I can’t blame you, as the new switchblade knife certainly looks awesome.

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Sadly, at the time of writing, there isn’t yet any confirmed way to unlock the switchblade in Apex Legends. In fact, the Octane heirloom has only just been discovered in the game’s files. iLootGames shared the image on Twitter, alongside a curious Gibraltar skin.

If Respawn Entertainment continues to distribute heirlooms in the usual way, you can expect the Octane heirloom to pop up during an event. This event will have a number of unique items which, once all are bought/collected, unlock the Octane heirloom.

This does mean that the Octane switchblade heirloom will likely be paid for, through the need to obtain all event items. As a free-to-play game, microtransactions like this need to be implemented in order to justify the game’s existence. It might be disappointing to some hardcore Octane players, but that is unfortunately how things have played out so far, and how they are likely to continue.

The Apex Legends Octane heirloom will likely be a limited-time event item, meaning that interesting players will need to make an impulse choice on whether to buy or ignore.