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Simple Apex Legends trick might be the funniest way to keep high ground

Published: 20/Sep/2020 14:08 Updated: 20/Sep/2020 14:10

by Daniel Cleary


Apex Legends players have found a hilarious trick with Caustic that can easily shut down opponents trying to claim the high ground in-game.

As with many battle royale shooter titles, claiming the high ground can give you a massive advantage in gunfights, especially in the latter stages of a match.

Players with the high ground, in games like Apex Legends, can simply choose when they want to take a fight with any opponents below, whereas those without cover have very few ways to counter.

Caustic's nox gas traps
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A clever trick has been found with Caustic’s Gas Traps.

While it is possible to climb up the side of any buildings in Apex Legends, players have now found an easy Caustic trick that can quickly prevent their enemies from leveling out the playing field.

One Apex Legends player u/FourKicks17 revealed that Caustic’s Nox Gas Trap ability could be used in a creative fashion to keep the top of any buildings all for yourself.

Although these gas traps are normally placed on the floor to surprise any unsuspecting opponent, the Apex fan revealed you can simply toss them at any enemies climbing the side of a building, hilariously knocking them all the way down to the bottom.

While many Apex players would rely on simply shooting any approaching players, it could actually be quite useful to practice this neat trick for certain situations – especially if you want to end the game in hilarious fashion.

FourKicks17 later highlighted an example of the Nox Gas Trap trick in an actual game, where they prevented a Pathfinder player from making a sneaky play by knocking them down to a more vulnerable spot.

With the Gas Traps also deploying after they collide with the player, this tactic could make for some impressive highlight kills, particularly if there’s no other way for them to go.

Although it can appear quite silly, this trick would be particularly useful in areas around the World’s Edge map, as there are often players trying to sneak up to the roof with clever movement tricks.

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Apex Legends leaks reveal Pathfinder Town Takeover coming in Season 7

Published: 28/Oct/2020 3:21

by Isaac McIntyre


Pathfinder will be the next Apex Legends character to get a Town Takeover, and the first to have their own personalized POI on new map Olympus, according to playtester images that have leaked ahead of the Season 7 update.

Town Takeovers are one of the most exciting events in Apex Legends. Not only do they bring new lore and backstories for their focal legend, but they also add special points of interest to the battle royale map as well, branded in unique ways.

Octane, Wraith, and Crypto have already enjoyed Town Takeovers on Kings Canyon, while Apex Legends’ second map, World’s Edge, hosted Mirage and Bloodhound events over the past few seasons. Now it looks like it’s finally Pathfinders turn.

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Pathfinder looks set to become the first Apex Legends character with a Town Takeover on Olympus.

According to leaked playtester images shared by dataminer Biast12, the loveable robot will be getting a huge POI when Apex Legends shifts to new map Olympus in Season 7. 

The new Pathfinder point of interest will be a massive boxing arena.

In the leaked POI image, which is slightly blurry and back-and-white, Pathfinder can be seen wearing his heirloom gloves, and posing on a poster emblazoned with his name. The circle building behind it certainly looks like a sports stadium too.

Biast12 also said the leaked image only shows “part of [the whole] Pathfinder’s Town Takeover.” There is also allegedly a stadium “on the other side of the wall.”

Considering it’s just a single image that’s leaked so far, it’s tough to get a good picture of what the Town Takeover may actually look like. Biast12 did tease it could have “a bunch of zip lines everywhere” after replying to one fan’s comment.

When will Pathfinder’s Town Takeover start?

The Pathfinder Town Takeover will be in Season 7, and appears to be hosted on Olympus. Beyond that, however, a possible start date for the event is a little hazy.

The Mirage Voyage point of interest is the closest Town Takeover date-wise that we have to go off. It was released on Dec. 12, 2019, two months into Season 3. If Respawn sticks to the same formula, we could see Pathfinder’s arena at a similar time of year.

In fact, it could basically be bang on the same week. Season 7 arrives on Nov. 4 ⁠— yes, it’s still set for then, despite a little update scare this week ⁠— and eight weeks after that lands on Tuesday, December 8. That’s about as close as you can get!

Town Takeover teasers usually start earlier too. We may start to see Pathfinder teasers for the arena in mid-November, once we’ve settled into life on Olympus.

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Pathfinder fans will be loving Apex Legends Season 7, from the sounds of it.

For now, we’ll just have to wait for official confirmation from Respawn about the exciting new takeover. The developers have never commented on Town Takeover leaks before, so the first time we see anything new could be in-game on Dec. 8.

Whether they comment or not, however, it looks like there’s a lot of exciting new content on the way at the start of next month. Season 7 will finally arrive, along with a new Legend, a brand-new map, vehicles, clubs, and more.