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Apex Legends dev responds to “secret” new Gibraltar ability in v1.1.1 update

Published: 17/Apr/2019 2:49 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 18:03

by Albert Petrosyan

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Following the latest major update going live Apex Legends on April 16, some players believed that Gibraltar had been given a secret buff, to the point where a developer from Respawn Entertainment had to respond. 

The v1.1.1 update was one of the biggest Apex Legends has had to date, and it included a lot of major changes to some of the core aspects of the game.

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One area that these changes targeted was Legends, more specifically Caustic and Gibraltar, both of whom received considerable buffs.

However, players began to notice that the Gibraltar had received an additional buff that hadn’t been listed or specified in the official patch notes – one that allowed the Legend to cast aside Arc Stars thrown onto him.

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The video below, courtesy of Reddit user ‘VonArne‘ shows an Arc Star being thrown and successfully sticking to the Gibraltar’s Gun Shield, but when the shield is lowered, the explosive does not detonate and is nowhere to be found.

Respawn dev responds to Reddit post

Predictably, the post began to pick up traction on Reddit, despite the fact that some in the comments section were claiming that this feature was, in fact, a Gibraltar glitch that had been in the game since its release back in early February.

Whether that is the case or not, it was to this post that a developer named ‘Jayfresh_Respawn’ decided to comment on Reddit, saying “Thanks guys. Noted and looking into it.”

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Judging from the developer’s response, it’s clear that this Gibraltar ability was never supposed to have been in the game, and with Respawn looking into it, it’ll probably be eradicated before too long.

Gibraltar and Caustic receive buffs on April 16

As mentioned above, both Gibraltar and Caustic received serious buffs in the v1.1.1 update on April 16. The Gibraltar’s Gun Shield’s health was increased from 50 to 75, and he was given a new Passive Perk called Fortified, which reduces damage taken by 10%.

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As for the Caustic, he too received the same exact Fortified Passive Perk, in addition to the Gas Damage per tick increased from one to four, and the Ultimate Throw distance increased from 28 meters to 33.

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How to get super jump with Octane’s jump pad in Apex Legends

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:19 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:21

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got a trick that lets Octane jump seemingly higher than normal when using his launchpad, though, it might be quite situational.

Ever since being introduced back in Season 1, Octane has helped shake up Apex Legends thanks to his unique movement abilities. 

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The adrenaline junkie might not feature in every match in the same way both Pathfinder and Wraith do, but when he does, you can be sure to see him whizzing around the map using Stim or flying high with his jump pad.

Players have come up with plenty of movement tricks since his introduction, with Respawn going as far as tweaking the pad so that users can use a double jump. Yet, some players have gone even further, well, higher, than that. 

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Octane in Apex Legends
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Octane can regularly be found in Apex games, but not as much as some other legends.

It comes from Reddit user KILL2BKING, who pointed out that the tip might be pretty situational, but it should help you get the high ground over unknowing opponents. 

Quite simply, when an Octane jump pad is on the floor, you want to punch your way on it. Don’t run, or walk, use your melee attack right before you step on to it and you’ll start to bounce.

Now, if you really want to maximize the height advantage, let yourself float back down to the pad. You’ll then get a boost like it is a trampoline. Then, you can use your double jump to reach even greater heights. 

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  1. Place an Octane jump pad
  2. Melee attack right before stepping onto the pad
  3. Take a bounce up and down like a trampoline
  4. Double jump off to new heights

As noted, while this tip is pretty useful, it’s also quite situational. Given that you need to bounce up and back down again on the jump pad, it can make you vulnerable to enemy attacks. 

At the end of the day, though, if you need to reach a spot that could you give a leg up in a game, the movement trick is certainly worth mastering. At least until Respawn make legends changes.