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High IQ Apex Legends play makes Caustic Gas Traps even deadlier

Published: 24/Aug/2020 16:59

by Joe Craven


One Redditor has shared a genius Apex Legends trick, which takes Caustic’s Nox Gas Traps to the next level as the ultimate ambush tool against advancing enemies. 

When it comes to Apex Legends’ diverse pool of characters, Caustic has been pushed towards the lower tiers. Not necessarily worthless or undesirable, he is certainly not as strong as some of the most picked Legends – like Wraith or Pathfinder.

The Toxic Trapper’s entire skillset revolves around his Nox Gas concoction, but it’s more frustrating to opponents, rather than game-ending.

However, one dedicated Caustic player has shared a high IQ play, that instantly makes his Tactical Ability more viable, and powerful.

Caustic in Apex Legends
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Caustic’s abilities are all based around his Nox Gas.

The Nox Gas Traps can often be seen littering corridors and encouraging diversions, but Redditor ‘EverecOlgierd‘ shared a genius placement for them – on top of doorways.

Veteran Apex players will know that dropping items on top of open doorways causes the items to bind to them. This is actually a neat trick to destroy high-value items that your team does not want.

Leaving a Nox Gas Trap on top of a door has the same effect, and means that you can close the door with the trap in place directly above it. This, as you may expect, means any player running through the doorway will set off the trap and be doused in the toxic gas.

“Smart” Trap ? from r/causticmains

What makes this even more powerful is that, from the opposite side of the door to where the trap was placed, there is no indication a Gas Trap has been placed, meaning enemies will not suspect they are about to run into an ambush.

Smart positioning around these doors will also benefit players, as weakened enemies will be especially easy to finish off. The traps can also be used to give warnings of enemy approaches.

It’s one of the smarter plays we’ve seen and adds another layer of power to Caustic’s Nox Gas Traps.

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What does Branthium mean in Apex Legends? Horizon & Ash Season 7 teasers

Published: 24/Oct/2020 17:35 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 18:06

by Calum Patterson


Amid all the teasers for Apex Legends Season 7, one word has been on the lips of a number of characters: Branthium. But, what is this? A location, material, or something else entirely? Here, we’ll put together all the clues to get to the bottom of this mystery.

The first time we heard the word Branthium in Apex Legends, it came from Ash, at the end of the Season 5 Broken Ghost quest.

Ash is the villain from Titanfall 2, who was recruited by Kuben Blisk, before she “died” at the hands of Jack Cooper, was put back together again, her memory wiped, and then her head split into parts and spread throughout Kings Canyon.

Once the Legends put her head back together, she spoke to them, and, as part of an unintelligible message, said: “all roads lead to Branthium.”

Ash saying Branthium in Apex Legends
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Ash was the first time we heard ‘Branthium’ in Apex Legends.

What is Branthium in Apex Legends?

After the mention from Ash, in the first Twitter teaser for Season 7, Horizon (expected to be the next playable Legend), repeated the word “Branthium” in among all the static.

It later became clear that Horizon was repeating what Ash said – or, perhaps Ash was repeating Horizon.

Is Branthium a place?

The saying, “all roads lead to Branthium”, is undoubtedly a play on the common phrase “all roads lead to Rome.” Typically, this saying refers to “all paths or activities lead to the center of things” – it comes from Ancient Rome in the literal sense, when all roads started from the capital city.

So, at first, most theories believed Branthium was a place, possibly related to the planet Psamathe and its city, Olympus. Ash finished her monologue by saying “Welcome to Olympus.”

But, a spanner was thrown in the works of this theory by Horizon. In the latest Twitter teaser, Horizon says: “Just got to figure out how he can fuse the Branthium (or Brantium?) without critical mass.”

So, is Branthium actually some kind of element, or fuel, or material? This remains unclear, but it wouldn’t make sense for Ash (and Horizon) to say “All roads lead to Branthium,” if it was simply some kind of element.

This theory could line up though with the involvement of Hammon Robotics. The Planet Harvester which launched in Season 4 is being used by Hammond “to gather precious metals from the core of the planet for reasons unknown.” Is this metal Branthium/Brantium?

Perhaps, Branthium is both a place and an element, with the latter named after the former. Brantium could be a metal discovered on the planet Branthium? For now, we simply don’t know, but we’ll keep this post updated as more teasers emerge about this mysterious word, and what it could mean.

Season 7 is set to start on November 4 – a week earlier than initially planned – so we should learn a lot more then.