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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


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 Holo-Day Bash 2020: Start date, skins, Winter Express LTM

Published: 17/Nov/2020 18:21

by Calum Patterson


It’s almost that time of year again, and Apex Legends’ second holiday season is about to get into full swing. Holo-Day Bash is set to return for 2020, with all new skins, and a rerun of the Winter Express LTM.

To keep up with the yearly festivities, the first event of Apex Legends Season 7 will be holiday-themed – this we know thanks to some badges that have already confirmed the 2020 Holo-day bash ahead of an official announcement from Respawn.

The exact same thing happened with this year’s Fight or Fright event, for Halloween, which was also revealed early due to in-game badges that couldn’t be unlocked yet.

So, if you’re wondering when Holo-day Bash 2020 starts and ends, what kind of cosmetics will be available, and what mode to expect, here’s everything we know so far.

When is Holo-Day Bash 2020 in Apex Legends?

The Holo-Day bash will start on December 1, and run through until January 4. These dates haven’t been confirmed by Respawn yet, but reliable data-miner Shrugtal has provided the early schedule.

Holo-day bash 2020 badges
Respawn Entertainment
Badges for Holo-Day Bash 2020 are already visible in Apex Legends.

Unlike last year though, this is not a Collection event. Instead, like Fight or Fright, Holo-Day Bash 2020 is just a Themed event. That means there won’t be a new Heirloom to unlock, whereas last year,  Pathfinder’s boxing gloves could be unlocked by completing the collection.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 skins

Just because it’s not a collection event though, doesn’t mean there won’t be new skins and cosmetics to get your hands on.

These skins will be available in bundles in the Item Shop, which have already been leaked by data miners. For a complete look at all the bundles and skins, check out our full post here.

Thanks to Biast12, we can see an early showcase of all the bundles that will be dropping during the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

There’s also an event prize tracker, which you will be able to complete through challenges.

Winter Express LTM

Speaking of challenges, you’ll want to complete these in the “new-and-improved” Winter Express LTM.

Winter Express LTM 2020
Screenshot via Biast12
Winter Express will return in the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

For those who didn’t play last year, Winter Express takes place on World’s Edge, with Mirage as the game announcer. The objective is to win control of the train over three rounds. And there’s no loot – instead, Legends are given preset loadouts.

How the mode will change for 2020’s version isn’t known yet, but there’s set to be “improvements.”