Here we will talk about all the best Caustic skins that Respawn has released in Apex Legends so far in 2021.
Respawn Entertainment, the developers of the popular Titanfall franchise of video games entered the highly competitive battle royale genre with Apex Legends which is set in the same universe as the Titanfall games.
Apex Legends was launched back in 2019, and following its release, it quickly cemented itself as the best BR shooter at that time mainly due to its diverse roster of legends all featuring unique abilities.
Among these launch legends, Caustic stood out from the crowd. While most legends had abilities that were meant to push towards your enemies, Caustic’s whole kit was centered around his toxic Nox gas to control an area.
Respawn opted to market Apex Legends as a free-to-play game with in-game microtransactions that are restricted to cosmetics items only. This meant there were no barriers to entry while playing this FPS game, but players could still purchase skins to customize their play sessions.
Aside from the four default legendary character skins, over the years, Caustic has amassed quite a varied collection of skins from different limited-time events as well as recolors of those skins. Here we’ll try to bring more attention to some of the better looking Caustic skins that Respawn has released so far in season 10 of Apex Legends.
- How Many Caustic Skins are there in Apex Legends?
- Best Caustic Skins in Apex Legends (A Complete Tier List)
- Will past event-related Caustic skins ever return?
- Upcoming Caustic Skins
How Many Caustic Skins are there in Apex Legends?
Right now in season 10 of Apex Legends, Respawn has released 68 skins so far. Among them, there are 21 legendary, 8 Epic, 23 Rare, and 16 Common Caustic skins.
Best Caustic Skins in Apex Legends (A Complete Tier List)
Here we’ll rank all the legendary Caustic skins that Respawn has released so far and put them into three distinct categories such as S-Tier, A-Tier, and lastly B-Tier. By our rating system, S-Tier skins are basically the cream of the crops when it comes to Caustic skins in the game. Meaning they are the rarest and highly sought-after cosmetic items in the game.
And they are closely followed by A-Tier skins which are also pretty good, but they all lack the X factor that true S-tier skin possesses. Lastly, we have the B-Tier skins. In short, they are just average in terms of their looks and popularity within the Apex community.
In general, we took rarity and cool-looking colorway into consideration while ranking these Caustic skins. And as with any other tier list, this one is extremely subjective. This list is mainly made to guide new and old players who are looking for some of the best-looking legendary skins for Caustic.
- Best(S-Tier): The Last laugh, Claustic, Killing Joke, Silverback, Prince of Darkness
- Good(A-Tier): Necrosis, Deputy of Death, Bloodthirsty, The Trophy Hunter, Third Emperor, Blackheart, Gasbuster
- Average(B-Tier): Sixth Sense, Divine Right, Philosopher’s Stone, Dark Cloud, Waste Management, Sweet Dreams, Mad King, Inmate Nox
Top 10 Best Caustic skins in Apex Legends
As we mentioned before, Caustic received quite a lot of unique skins over the years. From scary-looking clowns to the holiday-inspired Santa clause, Caustic has it all. Now, we’ll showcase ten of the best Caustic skins in descending order.
10. Third Emperor
Third Emperor is one of the base legendary skins that every legend usually gets in the game. It was added a bit later than the other four basic legendary skin. And it features a dark purple theme. This skin will definitely remind players of Scorpio or Sub-zero from the Mortal Combat video games franchise.
9. The Trophy Hunter
The Trophy Hunter is a recolor of the original Blackheart Caustic skin. This one features a very contrasty-looking black and white colorway that made it really stand out from the other skins. Players who love minimalistic skins will most likely prefer this one over all the other flashy-looking skins for Caustic.
The Bloodthirsty Caustic skin is a recolor of the Sixth Sense skin. It features a unique red and light green recolor that made it stand out from other legendary skin recolors for Caustic. And as a result, it became really sought after by the Apex community.
7. Deputy of Death
The Deputy of Death was the first cowboy-inspired Cautic skin in the game and it was released alongside the Chaos Theory collection event. The gold and red colorway with that cowboy hat really made this skin stand out from the crowd.
The Necrosis Caustic skin was released alongside the System Override collection event in Apex Legends. Respawn clearly took inspiration from Darkseid who is one of the main antagonists in the DC comic book universe to make this skin. Also, the green color scheme looks really unique.
5. Prince of Darkness
The Prince of Darkness was launched back in season 2 of Apex Legends as a battle pass exclusive skin. And soon after its release, it became quite a hit among the Apex player vase. The gold and red colorway with crazy-looking armor also proved to be a perfect combination for a Caustic skin.
The Silverback gorilla-inspired skin was quite special to the competitive Apex Legends scene as the money from selling these skins would go on to fund the prize pool for the ALGS Championship tournament.
3. Killing Joke
In the Aftermarket collection event, Respawn released this serial killer-inspired skin for Caustic called “Killing Joke”. It features Caustic in a trenchcoat of some sort while wearing a joker-themed mask.
The Santa clause inspired holiday-themed Caustic skin was first released back in 2019 with the Holo-Day Bash event. As the name implies, it featured a red and white-colored skin modeled after the Santa Clause costume.
1. The Last Laugh
The Last Laugh Caustic skin was first released back in 2019 with the now fan-favorite Fight or Fright collection event. As it was a holiday-themed spooky event, the cosmetic team at Respawn went all out and gave Caustic a truly terrifying clown makeover. Later down the line, Respawn even released a dark recolor of this fan-favorite skin called “Sweet Dreams”.
While the past battle pass exclusive Caustic skins will not return to the storefront, their recolor variants could still make a return to the storefront. And the same applies to the event-related skins as well as the old the rare legendary skin recolors of the four base legendary skins.
However, starting from season 11, even battle pass skins may return to the digital store in the form of a limited-time event as confirmed by a recent dev blog made by EA.
Upcoming Caustic Skins
As of writing, there has been no new development regarding any new Caustic skins in the game. We’ll definitely highlight more Caustic skins as soon as they get announced.