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.
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.
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.