An Apex Legends fan decided to recreate part one of Octane’s Balisong heirloom animations, and it sure is an impressive sight.
The various Apex Legends heirlooms are the rarest collectibles in the game, with hundreds of hours of gameplay going into it to potentially get one.
Those lucky enough to receive an Apex Legends heirloom will be treated to some fantastic animations, like Octane twisting and turning his gilded balisong or butterfly knife.
Now an Apex Legends player has perfectly recreated one of Octane’s Balisong heirloom animations, right down to the specific hand movements.
Apex Legends is recreating the Octane heirloom animation
Reddit user RingSound posted a side-by-side video showing off the Balisong trick versus Octane’s in-game animation.
The portion of the animation that RingSound recreated began by unfolding the balisong before bringing it in to twirl around the thumb.
Next, RingSound turned the knife to his pinky and twirled it around the finger a few times before they threw the knife into the air and caught it before it hit the ground.
After catching it, RingSound performed a few more complicated flips and spins before completing the trick with the handles closed and the blade extended.
RingSound’s post drew positive reviews on the Apex Legends subreddit, with many users impressed with the skills they displayed.
Some commenters were concerned about the number of times RingSound had injured themselves while learning this trick, but assured them it was just a trainer balisong with a blunted edge.
While RingSound said a trick like this would be “possible” with a real blade, it would be “impossible difficult”.
Balisongs have grown in popularity lately thanks to their appearances in popular games like Valorant and influencers like PewDiePie showing interest in them.
However, those interested in getting involved in the Balisong community should be careful to start slowly and only with blunt training sticks to avoid injuries.
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