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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.

Solid_psycho via Reddit
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 players angered by Holo-Day Bash skin bundles

Published: 2/Dec/2020 12:45

by Calum Patterson

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The Holo-Day Bash event is back in Apex Legends for 2020, running through the whole of December, and has brought back the fan-favorite LTM, Winter Express. Although players are loving the mode, there has also been some controversy over the cosmetic bundles added to the store.

As with each new event in Apex Legends, a handful of both new and returning cosmetics are back, available to purchase as bundles in the in-game store.

Although there are new skins for Legends like Loba and Revenant, and some incredible new weapon skins, there is some disagreement with how the bundles have been put together.

Certain weapon skins are clearly aligned with specific Legend skins, and were shown off together in the Holo-Day Bash trailer. But, these weapon and Legend skins have conspicuously been split up – appearing to force players into buying two bundles if they want the matching skins.

Gibraltar's Holo-Day Bash Apex Legends skin
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This classic Gibraltar skin is back in Apex Legends.

This was first highlighted on Twitter and Reddit, with posts going viral about the seemingly deliberate move to mix up the weapon and Legend skins.

For example, if a player wants to have both Loba’s Legendary skin and match it with the legendary Spitfire skin in the same style, they will need to buy two bundles – while the Crypto skin matches with the P2020 skin in Loba’s bundle.

Skin bundles in Apex legends
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The bundles appear to mismatched the skins – and players think it’s deliberate.

“I was willing to pay the 25 bucks for the Loba skin WITH her gun. I’m not gonna break my wallet trying to buy both,” one player commented on Reddit. Other players called the bundles “anti-consumer.”

“It’s bullsh*t for people who bought the collection event last year, too,” another player said. “The new weapon skins are paired with old legend skins, and new legend skins are paired with old weapon skins.”

Season 7 has already had a couple of other monetization-related issues in Apex Legends. The most notable was due to a change to the battle pass system, which made it harder to level up at the same rate as past Seasons. Players accused the developers of doing this to encourage more people to buy levels.

Then, there was another issue after the price of the Legendary Hunt skin bundle was increased from 6,000 Apex coins to 7,300 without warning. However, Respawn later clarified that this was a mistake, and would refund the difference to anyone who had paid the higher price.

It’s unlikely the arrangement of these bundles are a mistake however, or will be changed. But, feedback from players may make the developers consider their bundle arrangements more carefully for future events.