How to destroy Caustic’s traps in Apex Legends

There's a way to easily remove them.

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If you’ve played Apex Legends for any extent of time, you know how painful it is to run into a room that you think is safe, only to have Caustic’s traps trigger. For beginners, these traps may seem impossible to counter—but there’s a way to easily remove them.

Caustic is a Legend that’s unlockable with 12,000 Legend Tokens or with 750 Apex Coins. Once unlocked, he has a range of abilities centered on poisoning his enemies with toxic gas. His unique playstyle requires entrapping enemies and poisoning them to their death. Once his gas canisters start to go off, your health will begin to quickly drop. All it takes, though, is a weapon and careful aim to disable his canisters.

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The canisters emit poison when they’re in range of enemies or shot at. But if they’re shot at a certain location on the canister, it will collapse and stop emitting the poison. When you find a canister, place a few shots into the very base of it, which will cause it to collapse. Anyone can disable the traps, including enemies, teammates, and Caustic himself. Be careful, though—if you shoot the middle or top portion of the canister, it won’t collapse and will continue to emit the poison.

The next time you find yourself stuck in a room full of canisters ready to poison you to death, don’t panic. Once you find where the canisters are, you can quickly disable them. Conversely, if you play Caustic, try to find hidden spots to place canisters. This will make it more difficult for the enemy to counter you.