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Apex Legends developers confirm upcoming buff for Caustic

Caustic hasn’t been performing as well since his Season 8 nerf and now the Apex Legends’ developers are looking to buff his kit once again.

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The villainous Legend Caustic hasn’t been nearly as frightful to come up against since his nerf in the split of Season 8, but it seems the developers have plans to make his gas strong once again with an upcoming Apex Legends Caustic buff.

In Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy, many changes were brought in through the patch notes, with a variety of weapon buffs and nerfs, as well as Legend changes which ultimately effects the seasonal tier list/meta.

Apex Legends character Caustic is the game’s gas trapping scientist. However, his traps haven’t been as strong as they have in the past, reducing his effectiveness and ultimately causing Respawn to work on an upcoming buff.

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In Season 8, the Chaos Theory update saw Caustic’s gas traps take some pretty big nerfs to counteract his popularity and overall devastating close range strength.

Caustic’s gas traps before this nerf were powerful and popular, having one of the highest pick and win rates during the start of Season 8.

Caustic’s gas trap tick damage was devastating, scaring those from pushing a team with a Caustic, as once you were in his gas, it was pretty hard to get out.

Further, the only real counter to Caustic was Caustic himself, as he is resistant to the damage and slow of enemy gas. This meant Caustic was extremely popular and powerful, so the developers decided to nerf his gas damage.

The gas damage was nerfed in the hopes of reducing the offensive nature of the gas while retaining his defensive presence of slowing fights and preventing pushes.

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This nerf ultimately didn’t succeed, as players began to notice the difference and were no longer scared of pushing through Caustic’s gas, causing his pick rate to drop as low as 2.6%.

It seems Respawn Entertainment has acknowledged this, and during a recent Reddit AMA, developer Daniel Klein confirmed that caustic would indeed be receiving some buffs once again in the next Season 9 update.

Although Daniel didn’t go into the specifics of what a Caustic buff will look like in Season 9, he mentioned they would rather buff some of his “non-damage outputs” rather than gas damage to get players motivated to pick him once again.

“The goal is that people should be terrified of your gas and try to leave ASAP. That’s currently not the case, and we will fix it.”

That’s all on Caustic’s upcoming buff. For more on Apex Legends, check out our article on Revenant’s upcoming buffs in Season 9: Legacy.

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Apex Legends dev confirms fix for Ranked stream-sniping issues coming soon

The Apex Legends devs have confirmed a fix for the exploit allowing Bronze players to stream-snipe in high-Ranked lobbies.

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Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that they’re currently working on a fix for the exploit that allows bronze Apex Legends accounts to stream-snipe players in high-Ranked lobbies. 

Apex Legends players have dealt with their fair share of cheaters using frustrating exploits, such as the recent one that allowed players on Xbox consoles to completely crash the game’s servers.

Another exploit that’s particularly irritating is one that lets newly-made bronze accounts to immediately get into high-ranked lobbies to stream-snipe players. Now, Respawn Entertainment have responded to this issue.

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In Ranked play, Apex Legends players have to play extremely well if they want to climb the ladder and access high-Ranked lobbies. However, cheaters were able to bypass this by using an exploit that lets them sneak into theses lobbies and take out the top players.

Pro player ‘HisWattson’ complained about this issue on Twitter, stating that it’s irritating to report cheaters only to encounter them again in different games. This caught the attention of the developers.

Apex’s Security lead Conor Ford confirmed that the devs are aware of the problem: “I can say that the bronze issue is currently being worked on as well so hopefully you won’t be seeing that soon.”

He didn’t provide any details about when exactly this fix will be implemented in the game, but it’s reassuring to know that Respawn Entertainment are aware of the problem and are currently looking into it.

This exploit allows previously-banned players to pop up and start causing problems in high-ranked lobbies. Hopefully, the Apex Legends update patch containing the fix for the exploit will arrive soon.


For more Apex Legends content, check out this crazy Apex Legends glitch that adds third-person mode to Season 13 as well as this leak claiming that the devs are increasing the level cap.

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Apex Legends split date: Season 13 ranked map rotation, rank reset, & rewards

For those wondering what the split date is for the current season of Apex Legends, here are all the details you need to know.

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Every season Apex Legends has a halfway-ranked split which resets player rank and also changes the map to keep things fresh. Here are all the details for Apex Legends Season 13’s split date.

The Apex Legends Season 13 split gives players a small mid-season reset to freshen things up. As well as a new map for Ranked Leagues, players will also experience a soft reset, motivating them to get back into playing ranked for either battle royale or Arenas.

For those interested in knowing more about the split, including the date it will occur, map change, how far your rank will be reset, and the kind of rewards you can expect, here’s our guide on the Apex Legends split date.

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The Apex Legends split for Season 13 will take place on June 28 at around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT.

On this date, not only will the map change for Ranked Leagues, but a player’s rank for both Battle Royale Ranked Leagues and Ranked Arenas will be soft reset.

The Apex Legends 13.1 patch also detailed some changes for Ranked that will be seen in the second split for Season 13.

Rank reset

In order to keep things fresh and exciting through the season, the Apex Legends halfway split changes the ranked map and also resets a player’s rank by four divisions.

This means that if you finished the first split at Platinum IV, you will be reset back to Gold IV.

Map rotation

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For the second split of Apex Legends Season 13, Ranked Leagues will be changing its map from Storm Point to World’s Edge up until the end of the season.

Many consider World’s Edge to be Apex Legend’s best map for ranked, so those who are yet to experience the map in Ranked Leagues are in for a treat.

Ranked rewards

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The reward you receive at the start of the next season will be based on your highest rank achieved in either of the two splits.

For example, if you achieve Diamond rank in Split 1 but don’t play in Split 2, you will still receive the rewards for Diamond rank at the start of the next season. Keep in mind that to gain the rewards for the Apex Predator rank you must retain the rank until the split ends.

Players will obtain a shiny badge if they are able to achieve the same rank across the two splits within a season.

Here are the following rewards for each rank:

  • Bronze – Badge & Holospray
  • Silver – Badge & Holospray
  • Gold – Badge, Holospray, & Weapon Cosmetic
  • Platinum – Badge, Holospray, & Weapon Cosmetic
  • Diamond – Badge, Holospray, Weapon Cosmetic, & Season-Long Dive Trial
  • Master – Badge, Holospray, Weapon Cosmetic, & Season-Long Dive Trial
  • Apex Predator – Badge, Holospray, Weapon Cosmetic, & Season-Long Dive Trial

That’s all for the Apex Legends split date, map rotation, rewards, & rank reset for Season 13. For more, check out the major changes for Control in the Awakening Collection Event update.

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Respawn confirm fix for frustrating Apex Legends Xbox input delay

The Apex Legends developers have addressed the Xbox input delay issue that has been causing frustration, claiming that a fix is on the way.

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Xbox players have been experiencing some pretty awful input delay issues for Apex Legends, as Respawn finally address the problem.

Apex Legends Season 13 has been an eventful season for Xbox players. Not only was there a severe exploit that allowed Xbox players to completely crash servers, subsequently ruining ranked matches, but now there is another issue.

Ever since the Apex Legends 13.1 patch, Apex Legends players on Xbox have been complaining about input delay which is making the game unplayable.

Respawn have now addressed the complaints, mentioning the issue in a Twitter post on June 27.

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Xbox players have had their experience plagued by input delay issues ever since the Apex Legends 13.1 patch, which is a shame as it has hindered the experience of the Awakening Collection Event and return of Control.

Although it isn’t affecting all players on Xbox, it’s extremely frustrating for those who are experiencing the issue, as the input delay puts the players at such a disadvantage that it isn’t even worth playing.

The devs originally addressed the issue on June 22, tweeting that they were “still working on a fix.” Despite this, players have still been experiencing the issue, wondering when exactly this fix will be coming.

Now, on Jun 27, Respawn Entertainment chimed in and put another tweet out to let Xbox players know that a fix is still being worked on for this issue.

The devs state that they are “continuing to investigate” the input delay issue, but do not give the community an idea of when a fix will be coming. This suggests that the issue has been difficult to solve.

It’s unclear when this problem will be resolved, but hopefully, the devs can get it fixed as soon as possible, especially as the halfway split for Season 13 is set for June 28.


For updates, stay tuned as we will be refreshing this piece with the latest information. For now, check out the leaked Apex Legends Gaiden event.

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