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Confusing Apex Legends bug makes Caustic’s Gas Traps come alive

Published: 31/Mar/2020 7:47 Updated: 31/Mar/2020 7:48

by Brad Norton

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Caustic’s Nox Gas Traps are leaving players stunned as a puzzling new bug is causing them to act independently in Apex Legends.

Caustic drops into Respawn’s battle royale with a kit based entirely around poisoning enemies with noxious gas and dealing damage over time.

However, he seems to be dropping into King’s Canyon with a new power in play as well — a bizarre glitch seems to be making Caustic’s Gas Traps come alive for some players, and it’s certainly leaving Apex fans scratching their heads.

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With only 11 squads left in the match, Reddit user ‘itsskitz’ and their squad were closing in on a winning effort during a March 20 broadcast.

Dropping a Gas Trap on a nearby doorstep, the streamer was completely stunned as the deployable object instantly changed location.

“What the f***,” he yelled after gasping in disbelief. Staring at the trap as it relocated across the street, the player couldn’t believe what they were seeing.

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“I’ve gotta get off. I’m done for the night” he joked before taking his headset off and walking away from his streaming setup.

For seemingly no reason, the trap magically slid away from its initial placement. First gliding towards the Caustic-main before speeding off in another direction without explanation.

There’s no telling exactly how the issue came to be, there’s a good chance it could come down to awkward interactions between the geometry of the map and the trap. 

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Caustic might not be able to take enemies out with his poisonous traps if they keep running off.

With no official comment from the developers at Respawn Entertainment, it may be a while before a fix is implemented to keep Caustic’s abilities in line. 

Not the first questionable bug that came to light thanks to Caustic players recently, a March 10 bug showed how the Gas Traps can hilariously send other players flying across the map.

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Cocky Apex Legends cheater banned after streaming hacks on Twitch

Published: 25/Oct/2020 23:38

by Theo Salaun

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An Apex Legends hacker, ‘Loide90,’ has been exposed and swiftly banned after brashly streaming on Twitch, face cam and all, with obvious wall hacks enabled.

It’s one thing to feel emboldened enough to infuriate opponents and risk bans by hacking in a video game. It’s entirely another beast of brazen confidence to stream those hacks live on Twitch to over 700 viewers while casually hanging out with your face cam turned on.

As it turns out, an Apex Legends streamer, Loide90, boasts such levels of unabashed self-assuredness. During an October 25 stream, he was exposed for nonchalantly using wallhacks during a fairly busy broadcast.

And no, these were not Bloodhound’s brand of temporary superior visibility, restricted by cooldowns and location, as Loide90 could simply see vibrant, red enemy silhouettes through walls permanently. Since the exposure, he has apparently been banned on both Twitch and in the popular battle royale from Respawn Entertainment.

With numerous people taking to Twitter to call out Loide90’s untoward behavior, other streamers even got in on the action. One peer, by the name of ‘noobkingsmith,’ was watching the hacker live, granting viewers a chance to clip the cheats from someone else’s channel and thereby ensuring the clip wouldn’t be so easily deleted.

Clipped by ‘VixTrilogy’ and shared on Twitter with Respawn tagged directly, it was actually another tweet that appears to have gotten the developers’ attention and led to the eventual ban. 

After ‘Jonny,’ a professional player for SoaR, posted a clip showing how he died to the hacker, Respawn Producer Josh Medina responded confirming the cheater had been banned and that it wasn’t his first transgression.

Numerous others had tagged Medina and the dev followed up by letting the community know what a Twitch search for Loide90’s account also confirms: the account is banned. 

“I told him this would happen before banning one of his alts.” As Medina explains, he apparently had tried to broach the subject with Loide before and, with his warnings unheralded, was once again forced to ban the brash cheater.

It appears that the hacker’s Twitch account has been banned and, although it has yet to be confirmed, one has to imagine that his EA account for Apex Legends has also been purged.