Apex Legends Caustic Guide – Tips & Abilities – Since its early February 2019 release, gamers have had an interesting and unexpected love affair with Apex Legends. The developers and publishers barely marketed it before its release and yet gamers took to it like moths to a lamp.
It’s really hard to explain Apex Legends’ popularity. All we know is that it’s fun to play and it has enough content to keep gamers interested in it for a while. The core Battle Royale game is also completely free to play. Another plausible theory is that it offers a welcomed alternative to games like PUBG and Fortnite.
Upon launch, Apex Legends came out with eight different characters, two of which were locked but could be unlocked using one of the game’s virtual currencies.
One of these characters happens to be Caustic. As his name implies, his character and skill kit is themed around handling poisonous or caustic gas to suppress and destroy his enemies.
His Tactical Ability is the only real trap ability in the game. It can be an extremely useful tool, used either defensively or offensively. For instance, setting it up and placing it near narrow areas can help cover your flanks while you search through a building.
Much like mines, the traps are triggered when enemy Legends walk close to it or when the traps are shot. If you’re playing as Caustic, you can check your map to see whether your toxic canisters are still intact. The best thing about the Nox Gas Trap is it has a relatively low cooldown and Caustic can hold up to 3 canister charges. So you don’t have to use them sparingly.
But his tactical ability is just one piece of the puzzle. In this guide, we’ll go in-depth and explore Caustic’s various abilities and how they can be used to the maximum. We’ll also discuss his background. If you’ve decided that you want to pick Caustic as your legend, this guide will give you his ins and outs. If you’re not sure whether Caustic is or is not the right legend for you, this guide can also be used as an informal review to help you decide.
Favourite Moto: “I don’t concern myself with the ambitions of insects.”
Caustic’s formal class designation is Toxic Trapper
“Before there was Caustic, a scientist named Alexander Nox worked at Humbert Labs, the Frontier’s leading manufacturer of pesticide gases. With a glut of pesticides needed to protect the growing Frontier colonies’ crops, Humbert Labs was constantly on the hunt for better and stronger formulas. Nox was one of their brightest scientists and worked day and night developing new gases. But to make sure they worked, he needed to test them on more than just inert tissue: he needed something living.
As he toiled in secret, Nox began to see the beauty in his creations and their ability to destroy anything they touched. But the head of Humbert Labs soon discovered his gruesome experiments, and their confrontation ended with the lab in flames and its chief dead. Today, Nox is missing and presumed deceased. Caustic, meanwhile, now finds new test subjects in the Apex Games, where he puts his gaseous creations to work and observes their effects with great interest.”
Real Name: Alexander Nox
Voice Actor: JB Blanc
JB was born in Paris, France to an English mother and a French father. He moved with his mother to Yorkshire, England at the age of four, where he was raised and attended school, eventually graduating from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 1990.
He worked extensively in theater in Britain for over 15 years, including a three-year stint at London’s Royal National Theater. His theater work encompassed everything from avant-garde physical theater companies to world tours of Shakespeare plays and classical Greek theater.
JB is also a highly accomplished voice actor and director with projects in film, animation, video games, anime, and commercials. His animation work includes All Hail King Julien, Dragons: Race To The Edge, Scooby Doo, Trip Tank, Turbo Fast, Pickle And Peanut, Regular Show, Penn Zero, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Avengers Assemble. He has over 170 video game credits, totaling over 400 characters, including Rost in Horizon Zero Dawn, The Admin in Minecraft Story Mode, Bane in Telltale Batman, Arkham Origins and others, many projects for Blizzard Entertainment and the Uncharted franchise.
He has been the voice director on various video games: Fortnite, Middle earth: Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War, Lego Batman 3, Lego Dimensions, XCOM 2, Mafia III, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: Legion, Hearthstone, Diablo III and Heroes of the Storm.
And his most recent role is Apex Legends’ caustic. Honestly, Respawn could not have chosen a better voice actor to take the role.
In this section, we’ll be going through Caustic’s three main abilities. We’ve given an in-depth explanation and description of each ability as well as a few tips in using them effectively.
“Allows you to see enemies through your gas.”
This ability allows caustic to see through his Nox Gas. Most players will try to avoid the gas but if any players are caught in it, they’ll be highlighted in green.
This can prove to be incredibly useful if you’ve bombarded an area with gas. Not only will the gas be poisonous to your enemies but it will disrupt their sight like a smoke grenade. This will allow you to gun them down like fish in a barrel.
You can make the most of this ability by throwing a gas grenade in front of your foes or right in the middle of a gunfight. This way you’ll be able to better position yourself while your enemies struggle to escape.
But do be careful and remember that Apex Legends is a team game. Nox gas can also obscure your allies’ vision. You need to be communicative before you lay any traps or throw out any gas canisters.
“Drop canisters that release deadly Nox gas when shot or triggered by enemies.”
We briefly discussed Caustic’s tactical ability in the introduction of this guide. This ability allows Caustic to drop canisters as traps. As soon as an enemy player walks near or over them, they release a gas trap. They can also be shot.
While it doesn’t do great damage, it’s good for things like sealing, blocking or making areas harder to enter. You can also use this trap as a makeshift alarm that alerts you when an enemy legend is near a chokepoint.
Placed canisters show up as a gray outline when behind walls when they are triggered they will appear green. If you dislike the placement of a canister, you can pick it up and place it elsewhere.
Blankets a large area in Nox gas.
This is where Caustic truly shines. This ability allows caustic to throw gas canisters and drown large areas in gas. This damages enemies and obscures their sight.
The damage is not insane, but you can use your passive ability to spot enemies caught up in the gas and shoot them.
It’s imperative that you line up your throw before you follow through and disperse your gas canister. You don’t want it to bounce off a wall or miss and go to complete waste.
In this section, we like to summarise some of the tips we’ve gathered while playing the game and scouring the internet. We’ve put this list in a bullet point list to make it easier for players to reference it and use it as a guide. As we find more tips, we’ll add more content to this list.
As we’ve said in the introduction, Caustic can be purchased from the Legend’s store. You have a choice of using two different in-game currencies to unlock him. You can either use Apex coins, which are obtained by purchasing them with real-world money or you can use Legend Tokens which are earned by leveling up in the game. Caustic costs 750 Apex Coins unlock. Alternatively, you can grind and purchase him with 12,000 Legend Tokens.
Caustic can be fun to play with but we still prefer purchasing Mirage over Caustic. But if you’re interested in playing as an anti-hero or antagonist, Caustic is your guy. If you have any tips of your own or would like to share your opinions with us, please do not hesitate to leave a comment in the comment box. We’d really love to hear from you. As always, thank you for taking the time to read this guide. We really appreciate it.