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Apex Legends: How to Play Caustic (Abilities, Tips, Strengths & Weaknesses)

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Apex Legends: How to Play Caustic (Abilities, Tips, Strengths & Weaknesses)

How to Play Caustic in Apex Legends

Apex Legends, the brand new battle royale game from Respawn Entertainment has taken the world by storm. Players from all over are dropping into King’s Canyon to try and secure themselves a win and be crowned a champion. Here’s how to play Caustic in Apex Legends.

First let’s start off with the basics, his abilities, and his strength and weaknesses.


(Passive) Nox Vision– Allows you to see enemies through your gas.

(Tactical) Nox Gas Trap– Drop canisters that release deadly Nox gas when shot or triggered by enemies.

(Ultimate) Nox Gas Grenade– Blankets a large area in Nox gas.

Caustic’s Strengths and Weaknesses


  • Great at holding choke points with his gas canisters
  • Strong area denial forcing players out of buildings
  • Incredible crowd control


  • Abilities fairly weak in large open areas
  • No mobility options
  • Heavy team communication required

Basic Strategy and Tips

Caustic shines while inside of buildings. Placing gas traps next to doorways is the easiest way to keep your enemies at bay while holding down cover. It’s also important to remember while the gas is hard to see through, Caustic’s passive ability highlights enemies while inside the gas and make it easier for him to land shots while your foes are distracted.

Map choke points are another place where having someone play Caustic can give players the edge. Laying traps and waiting for enemies to travel through a tight canyon pass or narrow hallways can make for some great flanks. Be sure to hide your traps out of sight and wait to get the drop on the enemy.

We’ve also found that players who love to drop immediately onto the loot barge can gain the upper hand by throwing gas canisters on the barge while players are looting and force them to jump off the barge. Leaving your team to pick up items and gain control as it flies through the sky.

Really try to avoid any fights out in open areas. If you’re playing as a three person squad, make sure everyone knows you’re going Caustic, and that the three of you have a plan for how to take advantage of his dominance of indoor areas. If you’re just going to be running around outside, you might as well just pick another character because there are better options.

Those are some basic tips to get you started in playing as Caustic in Apex Legends. For more tips, tricks, and guides be sure to search Twinfinite. You can play Apex Legends currently on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

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