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Apex Legends bug lets Rampart’s ultimate shoot through Gibraltar shield

Published: 29/Aug/2020 1:22

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends players seem to have uncovered a new bug that allows Rampart’s ultimate “Shiela” shoot through Gibraltar’s Dome Shield, which definitely isn’t supposed to happen.

Rampart is the latest legend to join the Apex roster, and players have already found a bug that allows her ultimate, the turret known as “Sheila”, to shoot through Gibraltar’s Dome Shield.

Normally, Gibraltar’s shield stops all projectiles that come from inside or outside its radius while active, but this new bug makes it work more like Winston’s shield in Overwatch does, allowing Rampart’s turret to send shots out, while protecting the player inside from damage.

Multiple players have already complained about seeing this pop up in their matches, which is easy to understand since you’re basically going up against an invulnerable killing machine with teams that take advantage of this bug.

Sheila can shoot through Gibraltar’s dome! (Credit: Pajamamax) from apexlegends

As you can see in the clip above the bug happens when Rampart deploys her turret, and Gibby tosses his shield on top of it. This allows Sheila, for whatever reason, to fire from the inside of the ability, that’s supposed to block incoming and outgoing damage.

This doesn’t just work in the practice range either, as multiple players have reported running into this glitched out combo in their actual games as well.

The advantages of exploiting this bug are pretty clear a well, you can basically sit safe and secure with one of the most powerful weapons in the game right now, without the enemy being able to touch you. The very definition of a “game-breaking” bug.

Rampart in Apex Legends
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Rampart’s turret is definitely powerful, but this glitch just makes things unfair.

It’s not hard to see how this makes Apex just a little bit more unfair, but sadly, that probably won’t stop some players and teams out there from taking advantage of the bug. If you do run into a team abusing this, the best thing we can suggest is to simply avoid them and continue your rotation elsewhere.

At the time of writing the bug is still popping up and being annoying in Apex, but hopefully, devs will take notice and patch it out as soon as humanly possible.

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Smart Apex Legends trick gives Horizon OP movement speed

Published: 17/Nov/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got an interesting use for Horizon’s Gravity Lift tactical ability that could help her become a pain to deal with in tight spaces.

After all the rumors and speculation about Valk, Horizon joined the Apex Legends party with the start of Season 7, giving players the chance to tweak their playstyle thanks to her abilities. 

Her ultimate, the Black Hole is the star of the show as it gives Horizon and her teammates the chance to suck enemies towards them with a mini black hole, resulting in free damage and kills as the enemies struggle to crawl away from it. 

As for Horizon’s tactical, the Gravity Lift, it might bear a resemblance to Octane’s launch pad – given that you can use it to jump to higher spots. However, it might be more powerful if you need to outplay an enemy while in a tight space.

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Season 7 also introduced Horizon to the roster of Legends in the game.

As Reddit user loseryeet shows, instead of using the Gravity Lift to propel yourself to another spot, it’s actually better to use the air strafe speed boost that you get from it to outplay an opponent. 

If you toss the Gravity Lift down under, say one of the floating homes at Estates or Gardens, you can simply use the floor above you to control your movement instead of blasting off into the sky. 

It might be a quite situational tip, given that you’d need to be in a part of the map where your head can pretty much hit a roof of a floor, but the speed boost you get – as seen in loseryeet’s video – is pretty great and can leave your opponents bamboozled. 

Quite niche, but trap yourself under a building with horizons tactical for insane strafe speeds from apexuniversity

As situational as it is, you will still need to have some solid movement skills in your back pocket, otherwise, you’ll go flying off to one side and give your enemy a chance to win the gunfight. 

If you manage to master the situational tip, you’ll definitely get a leg up on some foes, plus, you’ll be able to look out for it if someone tries to use it against you.