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Bangalore’s smokescreen can be useful in many ways. These include using it to block the enemy’s sight, or creating cover when reloading weapons. Players can also use smoke to escape an area. However, from an enemy player’s point of view, it can be quite a frustrating ability to deal with.
Now, an Apex Legends fan has discovered a way in which Bangalore’s smoke can be counteracted. A clip from the Apex Legends Reddit shows how one of Caustic’s abilities can reveal players that are in Bangalore’s smoke. Instead, the Caustic receives the advantage and the smokescreen no longer provides a sense of security.
Caustic’s Nox Gas traps
Although the smokescreen impacts player visibility, Caustic’s gas traps prove otherwise. In the clip, both of the Caustic’s teammates were knocked. Following this, the Caustic throws a single gas trap into a room full of Bangalore’s smoke. The gas trap creates a green outline around the enemy players, even though the smoke is hiding them. As a result, this allowed them to push into the smoke. The player managed to easily wipe the enemy team.
The gas traps do outline enemy players in green when they are in close proximity. However, it is unknown if this is intentional through Bangalore’s smokescreen. It will be interesting to see if the developers provide a response to this. Meanwhile, the status of bugs and glitches can be viewed on the Apex Legends Trello board, where you can also report any that you find.
The increased versatility of Caustic’s gas trap ability is a welcome perk to other Apex Legends fans. One player commented: “has never occurred to me to do this, that’s going on the notepad.” Next time you play as Caustic, it is worth using this simple method if you come face to face with an enemy Bangalore. This is if you have gas traps available at the time of the encounter!
Let us know if you have tried this, or if you intend to in the future! Stay tuned to Daily Esports for all your Apex Legends news!