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Apex Legends players call for Caustic ability change to help teammates

Published: 22/Mar/2020 13:43

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have called for a simple change to be made to Caustic so they are no longer a detriment to their teammates.

As the different characters in Apex Legends have their own different set of abilities, fans have been finding ways to use them in order to outplay opponents and ultimately claim victory.

Many of the abilities are fairly helpful – Pathfinder, Wraith, and Octane can help squads quickly reposition themselves, while Lifeline can give teammates a boost to their health. However, not all of them are as beneficial to a team. Caustic’s gas traps have been a long-standing problem for many players.

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Caustic is a mainstay for many Apex Legends players.

As Caustic’s gas traps slow and impair the vision of teammates, not just enemies, players have called on Respawn Entertainment to make a fix so that a team can get out of a tight spot and not have what should be a helping hand, affect them at all.

The newest call came from Reddit user PuggyOG who posted “am I right or am I right? Make it so that Caustic’s teammates don’t get slowed by their gas,” to the game’s subreddit, with their suggestion quickly gaining traction and support from other players.

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“Agreed! My friend is a caustic main and it’s very annoying getting affected by his gas, we’re slowed down and can’t see a thing!” added PastxlPxnk in support of the change.

However, not everyone agreed with giving the already powerful legend another boost. “That would be a pretty big buff for Caustic and he’s already strong,” said Xatax0. Another fan, Anzackk, commented: “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Caustic’s gas should slow and blind, but only one of these should be affecting teammates, not both.”

Of course, the final say on changes to legends come from Respawn themselves, but the developers have shown that they’ll take on feedback with other tweaks in the past.

Whether or not they do with Caustic, though, remains to be seen, but it’d take a lot of balancing to get right.

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Apex Legends dev confirms Rampart buffs coming in Halloween update

Published: 21/Oct/2020 6:53

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Rampart has been a little underwhelming since joining the Apex Legends roster, but she’s in for a nice buff in the Halloween update and fans have been trying to guess what it might include.

Apex Legends introduced Rampart back in Season 6, and although she seemed enticing at first, she quickly fell out of favor.

Players voiced their concerns on social media, describing her as ‘weak’ and ‘broken.’ “Am I tripping or is she seriously weak?” said a player in a Reddit thread. “She is one of the worst in the game,” said another.

Of course, it’s not all whining and complaining. One player took it a step further and tried to pinpoint exactly what he thought the problem was. “Her accuracy on the turret is broken,” he said. The list goes on, and on, and on. 

Most of the criticism seems to revolve around her ultimate. The consensus is that while her minigun makes her powerful, it leaves her vulnerable.

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Rampart was added to the Apex Legends roster in Season 6.

Apex Legends players discuss potential buffs for Rampart

The discussion has even prompted players to bounce around ideas on how she can be improved.

Some players suggested she should be able to hold her minigun like a heavy weapon but with a small movement penalty. That way, she’d be less vulnerable and it would fix the issue.

Others thought that would be a bit much and potentially make her overpowered. Instead, they think she should be able to pick up and drop the minigun at will. 

Either way, Apex Legends players have made it pretty clear that Rampart needs a buff. Thankfully, their prayers have been answered.

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Rampart might be weak now, but she won’t be for much longer.

The news came about in a thread that included a trailer for Apex Legends’ Halloween Fight or Fright. One user wasn’t too interested in the trailer, and instead said he would “love to hear about Rampart’s buff.”

Normally, these kinds of comments happen all the time, and are largely ignored.

But surprisingly, a Respawn dev actually responded, saying, “Both of those are in! Keep an eye out for the patch notes; I don’t wanna spoil stuff before.”

It’s understandable that he couldn’t really say more. However, his words will be music to the ears of many Rampart players who were eagerly awaiting the buff.

Nobody knows exactly what the buff will entail, but it’s fair to say that players would be open to just about anything at this point. Some of the suggestions have also been great, so it’s always possible that one or more of them will come to fruition.

Apex Legends’ Halloween Fight or Fright event starts on Thursday, Oct. 22.