Apex Legends

Apex Legends Dev Answers Reddit User on Caustic Nerf

Apex Legend's Caustic is notoriously frustrating to counter in-game.
Apex Legend's Caustic is notoriously frustrating to counter in-game. | Courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legend's Caustic is notoriously frustrating to counter in-game. With his Traps and Gas abilities, it is very difficult for other players to launch a defense against attacks - especially in confined spaces. Players have frequently demanded a nerf for Caustic, but it is not as easy as some seem to think.

After a Reddit thread popped up by user AadrianN, gamers converged to discuss just how to counteract such a Caustic attack could be possible. Until Lead Game Designer over at Respawn Entertainment, Daniel Klein, chimed in to explain just what sort of problems they were running into with developing a potential Caustic nerf.

Apex Legends: Potential Caustic Nerf

The clip posted in the Reddit thread showed a ring that worked incredibly well with Caustic's Ultimate - Gas Grenade. In fact, it worked so well that the opponent was left with no other choice but to die. One player even asked as to what a counter could even be.

And luckily for them, Daniel Klein was happy to answer:

“Once you get to this exact situation, there isn’t one [a counter], and that f**king sucks."

Very encouraging. But this can be attributed to just how powerful Caustic is, and a nerf could dial that down enough to make a more even playing field. Unfortunately, it does not seem like the developers have a nerf in mind yet. Being able to balance nerfs and buffs is difficult and it seems like Klein is open to suggestions as to how to not make Caustic completely unplayable, seeing as he is adamant that "[...] Caustic mains exist and deserve to have fun too."

So while a Caustic nerf is definitely due and Respawn are definitely working on it, it does not seem like we will be hearing anything concrete anytime soon.