Bizarre Apex Legends bug with Caustic’s Gas Trap sends Pathfinder flying - Dexerto
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Bizarre Apex Legends bug with Caustic’s Gas Trap sends Pathfinder flying

Published: 9/Mar/2020 21:42

by Alan Bernal

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There is a strange bug in Apex Legends that can take players by surprise especially now that it can be used as a delivery system for Pathfinder.

A couple of Apex Legends players experimented with the bug that lets Caustic’s Nox Gas Traps take off, but this time they attached Pathfinder’s grapple hook to the fray.

Team Liquid pro Lucas ‘Mendokusaii’ Håkansson previously experimented with Caustic’s traps after seeing one of them spring to life. But the Apex community have turned the discovery to springboard new tactics into the Apex Games.

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Pathfinder and Caustic can link up using the bug in Apex Legends.

Adding to the plethora of possibilities is Reddit user ‘Solid_psycho’ who got crafty with the gas traps, and in the process stumbled on what has to be the quickest way to rotate a Pathfinder around the map.

“When I saw the ‘we found a new glitch with Caustic and Gibraltar’ post I was thinking if you can do the same thing with pathfinder,and the results were amazing,” Solid_psycho said.

Already nestled inside of a gas trap, Caustic dropped a second canister directly in front of him. This might have helped to exaggerate the effects of the bug, flinging the newly spawned gas trap across the map.

When I saw the "we found a new glitch with caustic and gibraltar" post I was thinking if you can do the same thing with pathfinder,and the results were amazing. from apexlegends

Just before liftoff, however, Pathfinder impaled the canister with his Grappling Hook. Since he immediately tracks toward wherever the hook lands, they were bound to the flying gas trap.

It’s a silly animation since he went blasting off like a rocket, but as strange as it is, this could be used for interesting situations.

The Caustic bug in conjunction with Pathfinder’s hook can give a team huge counterattack potential.

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The bug sent Caustic’s canister flying and propelled Pathfinder toward it.

Flinging a Pathfinder on their own could be dangerous, but if your team is trapped with nowhere to go it could be worth sending the Forward Scout out and around the enemy team to break up the aggro.

Conversely, if your team is too deep outside of the circle’s perimeters, then a last ditch effort to send him forward could at least give your squad a last-ditch effort to compete in the match.

It’ll be interesting to see if Apex Legends players can find more practical uses for the combo before Respawn patches out the gas canister bug.

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Apex Legends dev reveals brutal finisher they scrapped from the game

Published: 30/Oct/2020 10:03

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends dev Moy Parra has revealed a finisher for Bloodhound that was scrapped before the launch of the battle royale – and it might be the most gruesome one we’ve seen.

With each new season in Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment releases a new legend, tonnes of skins and cosmetics in the battle pass, and as we’ve seen more recently, quest lines to further the story of the Apex Games.

These new legends, skins, and items, as we’ve seen before, are typically in development way before they are released and end up finding their way onto the internet either through leaks or official reveals from Respawn themselves. 

However, there’s also a lot that gets left on the cutting room floor. Ideas for the legends that don’t quite fit, or skins that maybe don’t quite match some of the extravagant looks that already in-game. 

Bloodhound in Apex Legends
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Bloodhound has become one of Apex’s most powerful legends over the last few seasons.

The same goes for animations surrounding things like finishing moves. Typically, this can be because they cause bugs and other issues, but sometimes it can be because a move is way too over the top. 

Apex Legends dev Moy Parra, who has revealed some scrapped content before, showed off one of the scrapped finishers for Bloodhound that went a bit over the top. 

The dev showed that one of the initial ideas for Bloodhound would have the legend finish enemies off by sticking a pole into their head. If you think that sounds bad, it gets worse. The technological tracker would also pull on the pole, seemingly beheading their downed opponent. 

As Parra notes, that type of execution might have stuck around if Apex received a similar mature rating as Titanfall, but instead, the battle royale is only a Teen rated title. 

There might be some scope to add more finishers for each legend in the future, but they certainly won’t be as explicit as some of the first ideas that Respawn had.