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Apex Legends bug creates freaky hybrid of Caustic and Wattson abilities

Published: 1/Dec/2019 12:50

by Joe Craven


A Reddit user has brought attention to a strange bug in Apex Legends which appears to show a terrifying crossover of the abilities belonging to Wattson and Caustic. 

Caustic and Wattson are two of Apex’s less popular legends, with the former being locked in the base game, while the latter was added at the start of Season 2. They are both slower, defensive-oriented characters but can still be found in-game on a regular basis. 

Caustic’s tactical ability is the Nox Gas Trap which sees him drop canisters of toxic gas that deal incremental damage to enemies caught inside the cloud. They cool-down every 25 seconds, and can help to lock off a particular route. 


EA Wattson was added at the start of Season 2.

Wattson is a ‘Static Defender’ who has an affinity for electricity. Her ultimate ability is the Interception Pylon. This destroys incoming ordnance and repairs damaged shields for as long as it lasts – boasting an impressive 150 HP. 

However, an Apex Legends bug appears to have created a bizarre hybrid between the two legends’ abilities.  Shared on November 30 via Reddit, the post is captioned ‘Just gonna leave it here’ and shows a bizarre image of Caustic’s Nox Gas Trap and Wattson’s Interception Pylon, with electricity flying.

RedditThe bug baffled Apex Legends fans.

The post garnered a considerable amount of attention on Reddit, with over 350 upvotes at the time of writing.  One Reddit user asked: “What in the satanic crossbreed is this?”, while another simply said: “Thanks for the nightmares.” 


With no video attached it’s not quite clear how the bizarre contraption would have functioned, but it appears pretty scary nonetheless and gives a terrifying look into hybrid abilities. 

There has been no response from developers Respawn Entertainment as of writing, but, if it appears to be an issue in the game for much longer, it’s likely we’ll see a quick fix soon.

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