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

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.

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.

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%.

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.