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Strange Apex Legends glitch causes Caustic’s traps to randomly detonate

Published: 23/Apr/2020 16:43

by Daniel Cleary


Apex Legends players have found a bizarre glitch that causes Caustic’s Nox Gas Traps to detonate at random on the World’s edge map.

Caustic is known for his unique ability kit in Apex Legends, featuring lethal gas-based equipment that players can use to outplay their opponents.


While players often debate over just how strong the character’s skill set is, a new glitch has been found which prevents the Toxic Trapper from maximizing his damage in-game.

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Apex Legends players have found a new glitch with Caustic’s Nox Gas Traps detonating randomly inside of the Harvester.

A bug has been found which can trigger Caustic Nox Gas Traps to detonate randomly after being placed without any enemies around.


It was revealed that this bizarre bug would occur inside the Harvester, in the center of the World’s Edge map, leaving many Caustic mains confused as to why they were detonating by themselves.

“I found that whenever I’m in harvester on World’s Edge, my gas traps will randomly detonate as soon as I place them,” explained Reddit user u/Bananabob86, who first shared the glitch.

Caustic traps randomly detonating from apexlegends

While it is known that Caustic’s gas traps can often lead to some strange interactions when placed near doors, the Apex Legends fan later revealed that this was not the case.


“Even when I place them far enough away so that they’re not touching the door they still detonate,” they added.

Although it is unclear just what the cause of the glitch is, with some suspecting that the nearby lava could be a possibility, others have claimed that they have had similar experiences with the character’s Nox Gas Traps.

Caustic’s Nox Gas abilities have been a hot topic of discussion in recent months after Respawn devs revealed why they had yet to change the effects of the toxic fumes, despite receiving some criticism from the players.

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Why Wattson’s pylon ability is “eating” grenades in Apex Legends

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:01

by Tanner Pierce


After players seem to be confused about the Apex Legends character Wattson “eating” grenades, a fan has taken to Reddit to explain just exactly what is going on – and the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem at first glance.

Confusing special abilities are always bound to happen, especially in games like Apex Legends, where every characters ability is different. Wattson, who has been a part of the game since Season 2, is a perfect example of a character who has some crazy abilities, but can be a bit confusing for some players.


For those that don’t know, she can place down an “Interception Pylon” which blocks incoming grenades, equipment, etc. in order to protect you, similar to a Trophy System from the Call of Duty franchise. Some people have been confused by this ability, claiming it’s destroying or “eating” their own grenades, which is definitely a bit peculiar. Now, thanks to a player, there’s finally a decent explanation for what’s going on.

Wattson Season 2 cinematic
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Wattson, who was added to the game over a year ago, has the ability to stop grenades.

Interception Pylon eating grenades?

According to Reddit user u/Jameso4e, who is a self-proclaimed Wattson main with 3,500 kills, there two different circles which appear when a player places the Pylon, one that destroys only “incoming” grenades/equipment and one that destroys all of them.


The outer rings is the one that destroys all equipment, meaning players should be looking to avoid standing near that one when throwing their grenades inside of the two circles. In layman’s terms, you’ll have to watch where you’re positioned if you don’t want the Pylon to “eat” your grenades.

In a video made by Jameso4e demonstrating the problem, players can very clearly see two circles. When he stands closer to the inner circle, he has no problem throwing grenades out but when he stands near the outer circle, the equipment gets “eaten”. While that may sound a bit confusing at first, once you practice, it seems to be pretty easy to master.

As to why the ability causing this, nobody really knows, but the user theorizes that it’s due to bugs. It’s been over a year since Wattson was added to the game, so here’s hoping that now that the ability has been explained, more people understand it.