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Apex Legends Santa Claus Caustic skin & holiday collection event leaked

Published: 4/Dec/2019 21:00

by Bill Cooney


Images of new holiday-themed cosmetics and an upcoming collection event have been dug up by Apex Legends dataminer @iLootGames.

Apex Legends had its first holiday collection event during Halloween and now it looks like the game will be getting another for the Holiday season.

Images and even videos of the new holiday skins for legends and weapons along with a look at an upcoming collection event and LTM were all unveiled by prominent dataminer iLootGames on Twitter.

Christmas Apex skins anyone?

The event, called “Holo-Day,” is bringing an LTM based on the World’s Edge train, but it’s also bringing a collection event along with a ton of new skins.

iLootGames posted several images of the new skins, but the event banner gives us a look at Rudolph Octane, Elf Wattson, Jolly Old St. Pathfinder and Mirage as a Nutcracker.

A new Crypto skin was also revealed that gives the legend a frosty, blue appearance, but the highlight of this set ofl eaks has to be Caustic Santa.

Caustic’s new Santa skin looks perfect for leaving deadly presents while fighting for control of the train in the new LTM or just causing havoc in any mode.

Bangalore also seems to be getting an eclectic holiday skin that looks like a mashup of a nutcracker hat with white armor featuring an angry-looking snowman in the middle.

We also got a look at a couple of upcoming weapon skins including one for the R-301, which may have the most skins out of any gun in Apex Legends.

Despite the new leaks we still don’t have any idea about when this event will kick off, but seeing as how it’s obviously Christmas-themed, it will probably get started sometime in mid-December.

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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.