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10 high-IQ tips and tricks to help you master Caustic in Apex Legends

Published: 8/Jan/2020 0:20

by Albert Petrosyan

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Caustic is one of the least popular Legends to use in Apex Legends, but popular YouTuber ‘The Gaming Merchant’ has come up with 10 tips and tricks that can help players use the character much more effectively.

When ranking their favorite Legends to use, most Apex Legends players will have Caustic towards the bottom of their lists. Many simply don’t believe he is viable enough when compared with some of the other more powerful Legends, especially when it comes to ultra-competitive play in the ranked mode.

Like every other character, the Toxic Trapper has three abilities at his disposal:

  • Tactica Ability: Nox Gas Trap – drop canisters that release deadly Nox gas when shot or triggered by enemies
  • Passive Ability: Nox Vision – allows you to see enemies through your gas
  • Ultimate Ability: Nox Gas Grenade – blankets a large area in Nox gas
Respawn EntertainmentCaustic’s abilities all focus around his deadly Nox Gas.

However, just because a lot of players may agree that Caustic isn’t the best Legend doesn’t mean he’s useless. In fact, when using his abilities to their maximum potential, he becomes quite potent.

Below you can find 10 tips and tricks that The Gaming Merchant suggests to always keep in mind when looking to be successful with the Legend.

How to be successful with Caustic in Apex Legends

1. Throw Gas Traps when searching through buildings

Gas Traps get triggered if an enemy player is around it, so they can be a good tool to clear out buildings when searching through them.

Always throw them in rooms and hallways before advancing so that you can know if someone is there or not. If there is an enemy hiding, the Gas Trap will not only let you know but it’ll damage them a bit to boot.

2. Constantly pick up your Gas Traps

Caustic can deploy up to six Gas Traps at once, but you never have to worry about running out if you always keep picking them up. If you’re throwing them to clear out rooms and hallways, as soon as you see no one is there just pick them up because you always want to keep your stash maxed out.

Respawn EntertainmentCaustic’s Nox Gas Traps can be extremely deadly if used correctly.

3. Always shoot Gas Traps to activate them

You don’t have to wait for an enemy play to come around to activate your Gas Traps, you can do so yourself simply by firing at them.

If you’re about to engage an enemy team, throw your trap ahead of time and then shoot at it so that it’ll begin to release the gas. Even if that doesn’t directly damage your opponents, it’ll give them something to think about and stir confusion in the gunfight.

4. Use Gas Traps for cover

Nox Gas Traps provide cover in more ways than one – they can be used to release Nox Gas that opponents can’t see through and they’re also physical objects that Caustic can hide behind.

Use this to your advantage by staying close to the traps in gunfights, as you can see through the gas to keep track of enemies and use the traps as a barrier between yourself and enemies.

5. Combine Gas Traps to gain access to loot

If you want to loot through a Death Box that’s in an open area, deploy two or more Gas Traps and shoot at them so that they’ll activate. The gas they release will give you 10 seconds to loot through the box without anyone potentially catching you off guard.

Respawn EntertainmentShooting Gas Traps will activate them, which can catch enemy players off guard.

6. Throw Gas Traps in front of Wraith portals

If you are fighting a Wraith who tries to activates a portal, put a Gas Trap in front of the portal’s entrance and shoot at it, just in case she tries to bamboozle you by coming back.

If she does, the already-activated trap will confuse her and deal instant damage, opening up an opportunity for you to win the gunfight.

7. Control doors with Gas Traps

A lot of Caustic players will make the mistake of putting Gas Traps directly in front of doors. While this may help trap enemies, it’ll also prevent your from escaping if things don’t work out as your had planned.

A good idea is to still place Gas Traps in front of doors but just far enough so that you can get through the doorway, while not allowing the door to open from the outside.

8. Use Ult to bait enemies chasing you

A lot of aggressive players will try to chase you down after inflicting some damage, but you can effectively counter-attack them by seemingly running away into a closed area and activating your Ultimate Ability.

Once the chasing enemy team catches up to you, it’ll be too late for them as your Nox Gas Grenade will have them disoriented and blind, at which point you can wipe them all out with relative ease.

Respawn EntertainmentCounter aggressive players and teams with Caustic’s Nox Gas Grenade Ultimate Ability.

9. Combine your Ult with Jump Towers

If there are enemy teams fighting each other in an open area where there is a Jump Tower nearby, a very strong tactic is to ride the Tower and then throw your Nox Gas Grenade right when you reach the top.

This will allow your Ult to hit the enemy teams and activate right before you land, at which point no one will know who’s who except you, thanks to your Nox Vision.

10. Stockpile your Gas Traps

As mentioned above, Caustic can have up to six Gas Traps deployed at once, but even if all of them are placed down, the Legend will still have three in reserve that can’t be placed.

This brings your total number of traps to nine, which you can stockpile if you’re engaging at enemies from long distances and don’t need to use any right away. Simply place three down next to you and still hold six in reserve.

For a visual demonstration of all of these tips and tricks, check out The Gaming Merchant’s video below:

Hopefully these tips and tricks will inspire you to use Caustic more in Apex, because he can still be a very viable Legend against a lot of less-experienced players!

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Apex Legends Black Friday 2020: Airship Assassin skin, Legendary Hunt

Published: 24/Nov/2020 20:18

by Bill Cooney

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Some of the rarest skins in Apex Legends are making a return for the annual Black Friday sale, including Wraith’s famous Airship Assassin skin, cosmetics returning from Legendary Hunt bundles, and more.

It was heavily speculated in the runup to Thanksgiving week that Wraith’s fan-favorite skin would be returning for the second year in a row, and the shop update on November 24 confirmed those leaks and rumors.

Wraith isn’t the only hero getting some of her old skins up for sale again though, Octane’s highly sought-after Jester look will also be back, along with several from the Legendary Hunt themed event all the way back from Season 1.

Wraith Airship Assassin skin pictured in Olympus with 'November 24' in writing beside it
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The long-awaited skin is finally returning, Respawn has confirmed.

For those who don’t know, Wraith’s Airship Assassin skin is a recolor of the pink Void Specialist skin, so you’ll need to unlock both of them in order to rock it.

In addition to the legends and weapon cosmetics, there are deals offering three, 25, or 50 Apex Packs, and a bobblehead weapon charm available during the sale, which goes from Nov. 24 to December 1.

Let’s take a look at all of the bundles available during the sale, what’s included in them, and how much each one will set you back if you’re interested.

Legend Skins

  • Void Specialist Wraith – 900 Apex Coins (Required for Airship Assassin)
  • Airship Assassin Wraith – 6,500 Legend Tokens

Jester Bundle

Octane Jester skin
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This Jester skin for Octane is certainly one of the more disturbing cosmetics in Apex.
  • Cost: 2,500 Apex Coins
  • Laughing Fool Octane Skin
  • Harlequin VK-47 Flatline Weapon Skin

Legendary Hunt Bundle

Legendary Hunt Apex skins
Respawn Entertainment
These Legendary Hunt skins will be available in the Black Friday bundle.
  • Cost: 6,000 Apex Coins

Hero Skins

  • Voices From the Past Wraith
  • Outland Warrior Bangalore
  • Tiger Blood Caustic
  • Pain Killer Lifeline
  • Snake Charmer Mirage
  • Hot Pursuit Octane
  • Sunfire Initiate Pathfinder

Weapon Skins

  • Goldmine Gremlin VK-47 Flatline
  • Bone Saw M600 Spitfire
  • Trophy Collector R-301

Apex Pack Bundles

Bobblehead Bloodhound Charm Apex Legends
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Bloodhound’s adorable bobblehead charm is available in the 3 Apex Pack bundle.

Legendary Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 1,500 Apex Coins
  • Bloodhound Bobblehead Weapon Charm
  • 3 Legendary Apex Packs

25 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 2,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Octane Weapon Charm
  • 25 Rare Apex Packs

50 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 4,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Revenant Weapon Charm
  • 1 Legendary Apex Pack
  • 49 Rare Apex Packs

There you have it, the full rundown of every single bundle and all the items available in the Apex store during the Annual Black Friday sale. Which even though they call it that, you’ll still need some serious Apex Coins if you haven’t been saving up.

Like we mentioned, these cosmetics and packs will only be available for one week until December 1, so don’t wait until the last minute if there’s something you know you want. As always, stay tuned in on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for all the latest Apex news, leaks, and info.