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Apex Legends potential major issue makes Gibraltar’s Gun Shield OP

Published: 23/Mar/2020 21:32 Updated: 24/Mar/2020 10:27

by Bill Cooney

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An Apex Legends player has managed to record a clip of what they say is proof that Gibraltar’s Gun Shield is the character’s “biggest issue” in Season 4.

The Gun Shield is an ability unique to Gibraltar that produces a protective barrier with 50 HP around his upper torso that also allows him to fire out.

It’s been both buffed and nerfed throughout the game’s history, but now some players are suggesting that the way it absorbs damage isn’t working as it should.

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Gibraltar’s Gun Shield can provide some crucial cover for the beefy character.

Reddit user ApexToast said they had encountered the issue with Gibraltar’s Gun Shield a number of times before, but only recently had been able to capture it.

Peacekeeper in hand, Toast bursts in on an unsuspecting Gibby and is convinced they burned his shields with one well-placed shot. After that, Gibraltar manages to activate their Gun Shield to cover the next shot, which destroys the shield but apparently fails to do any additional damage after that.

Usually when shooting something like a body shield and breaking it would carry the remaining damage over to base HP, but apparently this isn’t the case with Gibraltar.

Apparently this issue isn’t considered a bug, but just the normal way Gibraltar’s Gun Shield works. Players are divided, though, on whether or not it should be changed.

“It’s not a bug but it should be changed I agree,” Reddit user GrandmasterSluggy said in the comments. “It is working as intended though but a common point people make is that it should go through with remaining damage.”

Other players, most likely Gibraltar mains, argued that every hero needs something to set them apart in the game, so it’s worth keeping the Gun Shield interaction around as a sort of an unlisted passive.

“Ok, don’t send me to hell on this one, but I don’t think it needs to change. It is the way it is,” a user named NC_Ender_Wiggin countered. “His gun shield should have other nerfs but not bleed-through. It should be another obstacle. I can tell you that it is an annoying thing to deal with, but so is every other legend (RIP Revenant and Mirage) in their environments.”

“It sucks fighting Wattsons and Caustics when they’re camping. It sucks to fight Lifelines and Bangalores when they run off and pop revives. It sucks when you fight Pathfinder and get him low but he grapples away. These are their abilities and they suck to counter,” Wiggin continued. “Gibraltar is no exception, but taking this from him would be like nerfing every other legend’s strong suit.”

Whether or not Respawn will change the way the Gun Shield interacts with damage remains to be seen.

However, the issue clearly has players split on how much protection the ability should actually provide, so it could be something devs look into in the future.

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Apex Legends hints at removing World’s Edge in Season 7

Published: 27/Oct/2020 19:13 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 19:20

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends players are patiently waiting for Season 7 to begin and explore all the new content coming with it, but fans of World’s Edge will have to be patient to go back to Talos.

The map was added to Apex during Season 3 all the way back in October 2019 and was the second map in the game after King’s Canyon.

While it certainly mixed up the battle royale, it seems like World’s Edge will be on the way out when Season 7 gets going on November 4, 2020, based on what we’ve seen from Respawn.

In a tweet on Oct. 27, the official Apex Legends account hinted that “with World’s Edge on the verge of collapse, the Apex Games need to find a new home.”

It doesn’t take a genius to pick up on what Respawn is putting down here, as it seems the map will be removed from the game, at least for a while, with the start of Season 7.

This wouldn’t be without precedent either. Back in Season 3 when World’s Edge was first introduced King’s Canyon, the game’s original map from the release was removed until it returned in April of 2020.

With Ranked being broken into two splits for the new Season, Respawn plans to introduce players to Olympus, the new home of the Apex Games, before sending players back to WE later in the Ascension update.

In fact, Kings Canyon is already going to be completely nixed from Apex Legends’ ranked playlist in Season 7.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex legends will be moving to Olympus on Psamanthe for Season 7.

It seems likely that the Legends will board the giant rocket that appeared recently on World’s Edge and set off somewhere new to battle it out for the top spot.

As for what will happen to the train and everything else, there was a black hole showcased in Horizon’s Stories from the Outlands video, that certainly seems like it would be able to swallow the entire map, and even the planet it’s located on.