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Caustic players keep finding new ways to setup Apex Legends’ infamous ‘gas room’

Published: 2/Apr/2019 21:00 Updated: 2/Apr/2019 21:16

by Eli Becht

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People might find it hard to argue Caustic’s viability on a squad in Apex Legends but players keep finding new ways to keep him relevant. 

If you ask the average Apex Legends player where they would place Caustic on a list of best characters in the game, chances are they would place him very low, possibly at the bottom. 

Caustic players are still fighting for a way to remain relevant and a lot of that relies on camping in rooms and blocking players in so they can be gassed out. It’s certainly not an ideal way to be eliminated but that’s what happens in many situations.

Caustic players rely on gassing others.

The gas canisters can stop doors from opening which means a well-placed one could fill a room up with toxins and leave those trapped in there with no escape. 

However, players are able to smash doors so it’s better if you can manage to block a doorway instead.

These aren’t easy plays to pull off but they are very satisfying when they do as players are put into a pretty hopeless predicament. A Reddit post by ‘Beanbag1992’ shows a hilarious situation where three players have no escape.

Thou Shalt Not Nerf Bunker from r/apexlegends

A squad was overlooking the bunker area, a perfect spot for the Caustic deathtrap, and sent in the martyr Pathfinder to lure the enemy team into a room.

Once Pathfinder went down that’s when the team sprang into action by throwing the gas trap and blocking the doorway. The enemy squad slowly succumbed to the gas as they were left hopeless and powerless.

Moments like these are hard to come by but they are very rewarding when they do. ‘Slow and steady wins the race’ is an adage more Caustic players might be looking to adopt.

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Apex Legends Chaos Theory event: Caustic Town Takeover, Leaks, heirloom

Published: 24/Feb/2021 14:43

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends Season 8 event, Chaos Theory, is expected to release in March, and will launch alongside the release of Apex on Nintendo Switch. Here’s everything we know about the event so far, including release date, leaks, rumors and even an heirloom to be expected.

When is Chaos Theory event in Apex Legends?

The event is expected to start on March 11, just a couple days after the Switch release for Apex Legends, on March 9. This will follow the conclusion of the Anniversary Collection event on March 3, after it was extended by a week.

Events typically last between two and three weeks, so expect a similar time frame for Chaos Theory.

Despite no official announcement yet, we know it will be called Chaos Theory after Target revealed it early on their Nintendo Switch Champion Edition listing.

Caustic Town Takeover

Respawn have been teasing the next Town Takeover, expected to be for Caustic, in-game. The first teaser dropped on February 23.

The Town Takeover will be at Water Treatment on Kings Canyon, but we will have to wait until Respawn do a full reveal to see what it looks like.

Caustic in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Caustic is next up for a Town Takeover in Apex Legends

Bangalore Heirloom

Bangalore is the only original launch Legend who hasn’t received an heirloom yet, and all signs point to her being next up.

Numerous leaks from data miners have found what Bangalore’s heirloom will be, so you can check it out here if you don’t mind the spoiler.

The Anniversary Collection event provides the opportunity to get 150 heirloom shards, so if you’re a Bangalore main, you might want to hold on to those shards for a bit.

Bangalore in war paint in apex Legends
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Bangalore is the only original launch Legend without an heirloom – yet.

Chaos Theory event skins

We don’t yet have any images of the skins coming in the event, but data miners have narrowed down which Legends we can expect some new cosmetics for specifically.

Thanks to reliable leaker Biast12, the expected event skins are for the following characters:

Legendary:

  • Caustic
  • Crypto
  • Gibraltar
  • Loba
  • Rampart
  • Revenant
  • Wattson

Epic:

  • Octane
  • Caustic
  • Wattson

There are also files for numerous recolors for past event skins, but we’re not sure yet if these will be available during the Chaos Theory event, or separately.


That’s everything we know so far about the Chaos Theory event, though there are still a lot of details unknown. We’ll keep you updated on everything right here, and on Twitter @TitanfallBlog.

For more Apex Legends Season 8 tips and tricks check out our guides below:
30-30 Repeater guide | All legend buffs and nerfs | All weapon buffs and nerfs | Fuse guide | What is in the Season 8 battle pass? | Season 8 Patch notes | How to open explosive holds | Spitfire guide | R99 guide | Mastiff guide | When is Apex for Switch out?