Apex Legends pro Mendo finds hidden Caustic trick to make gas traps fly - Dexerto
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Apex Legends pro Mendo finds hidden Caustic trick to make gas traps fly

Published: 28/Jan/2020 20:36

by Alan Bernal

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Team Liquid pro Lucas ‘Mendokusaii’ Håkansson found a consistent way to turn Caustic’s Nox Gas Traps in Apex Legends into flying projectiles to take opponents by surprise.

With the new Apex Legends Global Series picking up soon, pro players around the world are refining their tactics in the battle royale to keep one leg above the rest of the heap – which sometimes can also mean finding new ways to make use of a Legend’s abilities.

Previously we’ve seen Caustic’s gas traps do some weird things that can sometimes feel like they have a mind of their own, but Mendo actually tested out a way to make a launching effect consistent and effective.

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Mendo just gave Caustic players a new way to create havoc in the Apex Games.

By throwing out a gas trap so that Caustic is “partially inside of it,” players can move forward into the trap to make it jump forward instead of just having it be a stationary container.

“There’s no way that’s actually real,” Mendo said while testing the new launching mechanic. “I’m going to launch it.”

Though the first few attempts only sent the trap skipping ahead a small distance, he soon figured out how to give the projectile a bit more reach.

“The longer I stay, the further it flies too,” he said.

Sitting inside of the gas trap for about six seconds made a huge difference, making the gas trap scale almost the whole way up the Firing Range’s hill. For added effect, Mendo even saw that you can “triple stack” traps and shoot them before launching it, so that they spew out Nox Gas while flying.

The Liquid pro stumbled onto this oddity in one of his matches after taking down an opponent and using the trap to conceal himself while he healed. After finishing his heal, the trap went flying, prompting him to go into the Firing Range to test it out, and he found that you can even throw one onto a teammate for them to launch it.

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The view inside of a Nox Gas Trap that sends it flying.

This discovery gives Caustic the ability to send his traps barrelling into an opponent’s stronghold.

So, if a team nestles themselves into a building or room while filling it with Wattson’s fences or the like, instead of taking a head-on fight, just launch a trap from a distance and smoke them out.

While this hidden Caustic mechanic still needs some refining and it could be tricky to master, but it’s a game-changer for people looking for new ways to terrorize the Apex Games with the Toxic Trapper.

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Apex Legends leaker claims Heirloom weapon skins are coming

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary

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An Apex Legends leaker has claimed that Respawn are planning to add a new tier of weapons skins for guns, at the same rarity as Heirlooms.

There is plenty of choice for players when it comes to customizing their favorite Apex Legends characters or weapons, and Respawn are always releasing new cosmetic items to keep the game fresh.

The cosmetics for characters and weapons are divided into classes, based on how rare they can be to find, and new leaks are suggesting that some more ultra-rare items could be coming.

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Gun weapon skins could be the next Heirlooms added to Apex Legends.

Heirloom weapon skins?

The Heirloom melee weapons for certain characters are the rarest items that can be unlocked in Apex Legends and, typically, there is only one of them released for a single Legend, each season.

However, while melee weapons are the only type of Heirloom cosmetics currently available, Apex leaker “SomeoneWhoLeaks” has revealed that ranged Heirloom skins for the different guns in-game might be next.

The leaker revealed that the rumor apparently stemmed from an investor inside EA before reminding Apex Legends fans that it has still yet to be confirmed by Respawn.

“Rumor has it that heirloom weapon skins are coming,” they explained, “this comes from some investors in EA, so take it with a grain of salt.”

The Apex leaker added that these would simply be released as ranged weapon skins but was unsure if they would be released through Heirloom Shards, similarly to the melee weapons that have already been released.

They also revealed that the timeline for when these potential Heirloom skins are coming is still unclear, which makes it unlikely that we will see them for the start of Season 7 on November 4.

While little has been revealed about these ultra-rare weapon skins, it is worth noting that nothing is set in stone and we won’t know for sure until Respawn officially release the rumored cosmetics.

SomeoneWhoLeaks has previously leaked Bangalore’s weapon heirloom, although we’re still to see this arrive in-game.