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Secret Caustic hiding ability discovered in Apex Legends

Published: 9/Sep/2019 1:11 Updated: 9/Sep/2019 1:46

by Alan Bernal

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An Apex Legends trick with Caustic has been giving players a way to safely hide the large-frame Legend using his Tactical Ability.

Since Respawn Entertainment launched their battle royale on February 4, players have been finding some of the strangest uses for every character in the game. From Wattson’s Perimeter Security to Wraith’s Into the Void, there are various ways to fool the competition.

But players were a bit surprised to find that Caustic, a Legend in the game with one of the biggest character models, actually has a pretty effective technique to go stealth in certain situations.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Toxic Trapper has some new tricks up his sleeve.

In a Reddit post, user ‘Negoneon’ uploaded a clip that showed him navigating through a precarious situation in the latter moments of a match.

With a Bangalore on the hunt for the low-health player, Caustic was struggling to find a safe spot to pop the 10-second timer of the Phoenix Kit.

Well with nowhere else to hide, the player figured to throw down a couple of Nox Gas Traps, but positioned one nestled between a few rocks.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends players just found a whole new reason to be paranoid about Caustic.

They stood over it, waiting for the trap to expand while they used the Kit, and it worked like a charm. The trick might not have covered Caustic completely, but it definitely covered him enough.

Mere moments later the player rotated his view to look behind them, and Negoneon noticed the Bangalore emerge from the gases, just to slip on by.

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It seems like the trick managed to deceive at least one player since Negoneon was able to finish healing up. They then quickly broke into a sprint heading toward the opposite direction of the hunting player for shelter.

While the technique provides a hilarious use for the Nox Gas Traps, some players cautioned that this might not be a trick to constantly rely on.

“It’s KIND OF useful, but don’t kid yourself,” one user wrote. “If you look at the trap, what you’ll see is a Nox trap that clearly has a Caustic attempting to hide inside it. But like your clip, a lot of people will run right by and not give it a second glance.”

Regardless, this trick could help out a player or two if they find themselves in a pinch on their way to an Apex Legends match win.

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Apex Legends dev responds to complaints about “recycled” LTMs

Published: 2/Dec/2020 15:49

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends developer has responded to players’ complaints about bringing back old LTMs (limited-time modes), rather than adding new ones. His candid response shed some light on why Respawn continues to “recycle” LTMs and the effort that goes into perfecting them.

The debate surrounding Respawn’s continued use of recycled LTMs is not a new one. Certain members of the Apex community continue to voice their issue with the lack of all-new LTMs being added to the game.

Although there are have been numerous different limited-time modes since Apex released in 2019, Respawn brings back fan-favorites such as Armed & Dangerous and Always be Closing on a regular basis.

Although these modes are generally well-liked, some have assumed that they are recycled as a low effort means of adding ‘new’ content. However, senior game designer Daniel Klien has explained the team’s thinking.

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‘Winter Express’ is the LTM returning with the Holo-Day Bash event.

Apex dev responds to complaints of “recycled” LTMs

Complaints surrounding LTMs on the Holo-Day Bash announcement thread led to a response from the dev. A number of players had expressed their disappointment that ‘Winter Express’ was just another “recycled” mode.

But, the game designer outlined the amount of effort that had gone into perfecting and reworking the ‘Winter Express’ mode: “between the supply ships and the new stations and a LOT of behind the scenes changes to reduce downtime it feels so much better to me.”

Despite the response, this only led to comments stating that ‘Winter Express’ was still a recycled LTM and that no new content had been added.

This led to an extremely candid statement from the developer that revealed the exact reason Respawn choose to bring back fan-favorite LTMs: “Real talk… everyone ASKS for game modes but looking at our numbers, it doesn’t seem like people play them nearly enough for us to put in the amount of effort required to make a new mode.”

This certainly offers some context to the debate surrounding “recycled” LTMs. If the player numbers don’t justify the resources needed to make a new LTM,  then why would Respawn continue to produce them?

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LTMs are popular for a short period of time before players head back to the main modes.

It’s often difficult for developers to grasp what content a player base is looking for. Although social media can be a good indicator, it often only represents those who shout loudest, rather than the entire community.

Respawn devs remain very active and engage with players about issues, so feedback should always be encouraged.