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Apex Legends: How to completely block Bunker doors with Caustic gas traps

Published: 30/Mar/2019 17:50 Updated: 30/Mar/2019 18:39

by Marcus Banks

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Apex Legends players have discovered a possible exploit which hands Caustic users a significant in-game advantage, as they can make certain doors essentially impenetrable.

Apex Legends has proven to be a worthy competitor to Fortnite in the saturated battle royale market, surpassing their rivals to be the quickest game to reach 50 million players.

However, after an explosion of popularity on release, the hype has slowly died down with many players feeling that the long-awaited Season 1 battle pass failed to deliver. Additionally, there have been a host of bugs and performance issues that have plagued some users – now, a new way to annoy your opponents has been found.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legend’s first battlepass failed to meet expectations for much of the player base.

Discovered by reddit user u/TheNothingBox, Caustic’s tactical ability can be used to block enemy players from entering a room with unbreakable sliding doors – such as those found at either end of the Bunker.

By placing gas traps on the door, players are unable to gain access from outside, allowing you and your teammates valuable time to heal up if necessary.

This move would obviously be extremely effective at Bunker in particular, where if the circle permits, you could lock an enemy team outside of the safe zone, forcing them to be eliminated (or make the long journey round the side), without risking your life.

It’s worth noting enemies can shoot the trap to activate it, but the door will remain closed if another trap can quickly be placed.

PSA: You can fully block unbreakable sliding doors using Caustic from r/apexlegends

Apex players also discovered  a method to infinitely place Wraith’s dimensional portals back in February, which has still not been patched.

It’s unclear if this mechanic is intended or not, as it can provide Caustic users a significant advantage over their opponents, but only time will tell whether Respawn Entertainment address the issue when they release their next batch of patch notes.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.