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Apex Legends players discover frustrating bug with Bloodhound’s Tracker

Published: 28/Oct/2019 11:02 Updated: 28/Oct/2019 11:24

by Matt Porter


Apex Legends players have discovered a frustrating new bug with Bloodhound’s passive ability Tracker, complaining that it no longers shows the exact time that an opponent’s footsteps appeared.

Abilities are a major reason why Apex Legends is different from other battle royale titles, as players select their characters before the match starts, with each Legend offering different abilities to give you an upper hand over opponents depending on your playstyle.

For those hoping to hunt down enemies, Bloodhound is the perfect character to stalk your opposition, with his Tracker ability allowing players to see the footsteps of opponents up to 90 seconds after they were placed, and even showing how long ago they were there.

Respawn EntertainmentBloodhound’s Tracker ability is supposed to show the exact time the footprints have been there for.

Knowing exactly how long ago a player was there can be extremely useful as you plan your next move, but since the release of the Apex Legends Season 3 update, some have complained that they are no longer able to see the timer, making it difficult to estimate the time at which the footsteps appeared.

Unsurprisingly, this issue has not been a popular one among fans of the battle royale game, with one user asking when Respawn will fix the “frustrating” bug, with the fact that it wasn’t included in the patch notes hinting that this is an unintentional change.

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Reddit user Cowboy_Wally has also noticed the problem, calling it “annoying” that the timer no longer shows the exact time, and explaining that they now have to take a “wild guess” as to when the opponent was there.

Comment from discussion Bloodhound Tracker.

While the timer has disappeared, there is a way to estimate the length of time between the footsteps appearing and you finding them, with lolschrauber explaining that the ring around the timer will slowly disappear as time goes on, with the full circle meaning that it is fresh, and a half-circle revealing that they were there around 30-45 seconds ago.

Comment from discussion Bloodhound Tracker.

While many Apex Legends players appear to be suffering from this issue, developers Respawn Entertainment have yet to address it, leaving fans concerned that a fix may be some way off.

In fact, the bug hasn’t even been added to the Apex Legends Development Tracker, which means Respawn have yet to investigate it, never mind create a fix to be included in a future patch.

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How to master Caustic in Apex Legends Season 7: Tips & Tricks

Published: 29/Nov/2020 14:40

by Alex Garton


Season 7 of Apex Legends is well underway and there’s no better time to master a new Legend. Here’s exactly how to master Caustic, the Toxic Trapper who excels at controlling areas, and pressuring opponents.

It can be difficult to decide which Legend to main in Season 7 with so many to choose from.

Well, if you prefer a slower playstyle that focuses on controlling areas and fighting opponents on your terms, Caustic may be the perfect Legend for you. The Toxic Trapper has one of the most unique kits in Apex Legends and can be a menace for opponents to takedown.

Let’s check out his abilities and a few tips and tricks to help you master Caustic.

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Caustic can block doors with his ‘Nox Gas Trap’ ability.

How to best use Caustic’s abilities

Passive: Nox Vision/Fortified

Caustic’s passive is Nox Vision, this allows you to see enemies through his gas in a thermal outline. This ability is one of the reasons why Caustic is so effective at locking down areas and putting his enemies at a disadvantage. For example, paired with his Nox Gas Trap or Nox Gas Grenade in a building, Caustic can take advantage of his opponent’s lack of vision and rack up the kills.

The Fortified passive is a hidden buff applied to both Caustic and Gibraltar that provides them both with a flat damage reduction of 10%. On top of this, both Legends are immune to slow down effects from bullets. Respawn gave this passive to these Legends due to their large models compared to other characters on the roster.

Tactical: Nox Gas Trap

Considered Caustic’s most iconic ability, the Nox Gas Trap is key for controlling areas and causing chaos for your opponents. A recent buff to the Nox Gas Traps has increased their damage to 6-12 per second. This makes it even more difficult for enemies to win gunfights in Caustic’s gas.

It’s worth noting that Caustic’s traps can be used both defensively and offensively. Remember, locking down a building to recover your health and shields is a great tactic. If the enemies do choose to enter the toxic room, they’re fighting you on your terms.

Ultimate: Nox Gas Grenade

Caustic’s ultimate is very similar to his Nox Gas Traps, with the primary difference being the ultimate’s longer-range and ability to deploy gas quicker. This makes it a perfect ability to use before a push on a building or area that your opponents are hiding in.

Caustic tips and tricks

Use Nox Gas Traps for cover

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Caustic’s traps are on a 25-second cooldown and up to 3 can be stacked at once.

Caustic has a pretty big character model compared to a lot of the other Legends on the Apex roster. Therefore, finding consistent cover in gunfights is essential.

Luckily, Caustic’s Nox Gas Traps can be used for cover or as a barrier in any gunfight. This allows you to dip in and out of combat whilst being able to recover your health and shields. If the enemy attempts to push you, simply triggering a set of traps around you will force them to take a fight in the Nox Gas. You may find a lot of the time that setting off the traps will thwart their push completely.

Lock enemies in with traps

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Caustic’s Nox Gas Traps can be used to block doors.

It wouldn’t be a Caustic guide without mentioning his ability to lock enemies inside a gas-filled building. When placed in front of a door, Caustic’s traps completely block an exit. This means if you block all of the doors with a trap, you can render your enemies completely useless and control a fight.

This mechanic has made for numerous highlight clips since Apex’s release. It never gets boring and is one of the reasons why Caustic is such a fun Legend to main.

Use gas to cut off enemies and cover chokepoints

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In the final circle, cutting off chokes can force your enemies to run through your gas.

The final few circles of an Apex match can be extremely intense and difficult to navigate. However, with Caustic, you can use your traps to cut off chokes and force enemies to run through your gas. This is ideal in the final few circles when enemy squads are attempting to reach the final area.

This strategy is particularly effective when the circle ends in an enclosed area. This means enemy squads have to make a difficult decision that will usually end in their demise either way.

Hopefully, this guide has helped you pick up the basics of Caustic and taught you a few tips and tricks that you might not have made use of.