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Bizarre Apex Legends Caustic glitch lets gas traps move through walls

Published: 13/Apr/2020 19:48

by Alan Bernal

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A strange bug in Apex Legends lets Caustic’s traps move through walls, allowing players to set up the ultimate death trap for unsuspecting prey.

Prominent Apex data miner ‘iLootGames’ showed how precise placement of the Nox Gas Traps and a bit of patience can actually let players make use of the glitch. In his example, he demonstrated how the bug can let Caustic players litter an unopened Vault with gas traps.

The bug seems to be a variation of another trick with the character’s traps that makes them go flying if you’re in the hitbox when putting it down. Though this time, the bug essentially squeezes traps through walls after spawning them in between a Vault’s door.

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Placing the traps in a precise way to activate the bug can be a test of patience.

By doing so, the traps get a slight slide after being placed. While this wouldn’t really be helpful in any other scenario, the enclosed confines of a Vault room lets the Nox Gas traps slide into place around the small room.

In his YouTube video showing how to replicate the bug, iLoot can be seen meticulously placing (then replacing) traps at the base of the doorway to get them to slide.

But once he managed to get enough traps in, the entire room was lined up with deadly gas canisters just waiting to be activated.

Sure enough, a few anxious moments later, a team came through from outside to reap the rewards of opening the locked Vault.

Unfortunately for them, the room was already infiltrated by Caustic’s traps and they were unknowingly walking into an ambush.

The set up resulted in three quick kills that happened so fast, iLoot hardly noticed how quickly he accrued a full team wipe.

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The glitch let iLoot place multiple Nox Gas Traps in locked Vaults.

Previously, we’ve seen Caustic death traps that make good use of a room’s interior design for impromptu toxic warfare.

Meanwhile, other glitches with the Nox Gas Traps make it seem like the Tactical ability has a mind of its own with how it repositions after being set.

The bug iLoot is showing here is another in a long line of mishaps in Apex Legends centered around the Toxic Trapper and his Nox Gas canisters.

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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.