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Apex Legends player reveals how to make Gibraltar immune to grenades

Published: 9/Jan/2020 17:49 Updated: 13/Jan/2020 16:10

by Jacob Hale

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Apex Legends players have discovered a very handy use for Gibraltar’s shield that makes him a little more useful than we might have first thought.

Gibraltar isn’t a particularly popular pick in Apex Legends, with most players opting for the likes of Wraith or Pathfinder at the Legend select stage. In fact, as of November 2019, Gibraltar was the fifth-least picked Legend in the game, barely ahead of the lower-picked characters.

However, this fairly simple but incredibly effective trick may just see Gibraltar utilized a bit more in the future, especially for players that love taking control of a Tank-like Legend.

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Gibraltar may start getting picked more when players pick up on this trick.

As Reddit user MIPSthebunny shared, Gibraltar’s shield is much more useful than just protecting players from gunfire during a fight – it can even protect from grenades and arc stars.

Although this may seem like it’s nothing, a lot of commenters had never actually realized this was possible, despite it being such an obvious advantage to playing as Gibraltar.

In the video provided, MIPS is in the Firing Range and throws two frag grenades on the ground in front of him. Immediately using his passive ability, the Gun Shield, he is protected from both grenade blasts – and the shield remained intact the entire time.

Apparently Gibraltar can block grenades and arc stars with his shield, and it remains intact. Dont know if this is common knowledge or not, but its news to me. from r/apexlegends

The top commentator states that while they knew about it, they don’t believe it is common knowledge amongst the general Apex Legends player base and even believes that Gibraltar might be a bit strong at the moment.

It has also been noted that Gibraltar’s shield can take the full hit of anything that hits it before it gets destroyed. That means that if the shield only has one health point left, it could still absorb a full 100-damage shot from a Kraber, for example.

Some do disagree with this, however, and say that it was his passive shield that took the damage from the first throwable, not the actual shield, therefore making this trick less powerful than it may seem, while others claim that the character must be in the crouched position for this to work effectively.

The combination of this and the grenade protection goes to show just how unique and powerful Gibraltar’s passive ability can be when utilized effectively. So before you skip over him when you load into a match, it might be worth considering if Gibraltar could be better than you thought.

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Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020: Start date, skins, Winter Express LTM

Published: 17/Nov/2020 18:21

by Calum Patterson

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It’s almost that time of year again, and Apex Legends’ second holiday season is about to get into full swing. Holo-Day Bash is set to return for 2020, with all new skins, and a rerun of the Winter Express LTM.

To keep up with the yearly festivities, the first event of Apex Legends Season 7 will be holiday-themed – this we know thanks to some badges that have already confirmed the 2020 Holo-day bash ahead of an official announcement from Respawn.

The exact same thing happened with this year’s Fight or Fright event, for Halloween, which was also revealed early due to in-game badges that couldn’t be unlocked yet.

So, if you’re wondering when Holo-day Bash 2020 starts and ends, what kind of cosmetics will be available, and what mode to expect, here’s everything we know so far.

When is Holo-Day Bash 2020 in Apex Legends?

The Holo-Day bash will start on December 1, and run through until January 4. These dates haven’t been confirmed by Respawn yet, but reliable data-miner Shrugtal has provided the early schedule.

Holo-day bash 2020 badges
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Badges for Holo-Day Bash 2020 are already visible in Apex Legends.

Unlike last year though, this is not a Collection event. Instead, like Fight or Fright, Holo-Day Bash 2020 is just a Themed event. That means there won’t be a new Heirloom to unlock, whereas last year,  Pathfinder’s boxing gloves could be unlocked by completing the collection.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 skins

Just because it’s not a collection event though, doesn’t mean there won’t be new skins and cosmetics to get your hands on.

These skins will be available in bundles in the Item Shop, which have already been leaked by data miners. For a complete look at all the bundles and skins, check out our full post here.

Thanks to Biast12, we can see an early showcase of all the bundles that will be dropping during the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

There’s also an event prize tracker, which you will be able to complete through challenges.

Winter Express LTM

Speaking of challenges, you’ll want to complete these in the “new-and-improved” Winter Express LTM.

Winter Express LTM 2020
Screenshot via Biast12
Winter Express will return in the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

For those who didn’t play last year, Winter Express takes place on World’s Edge, with Mirage as the game announcer. The objective is to win control of the train over three rounds. And there’s no loot – instead, Legends are given preset loadouts.

How the mode will change for 2020’s version isn’t known yet, but there’s set to be “improvements.”