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Apex Legends: Respawn address ridiculous Gibraltar and Caustic bug

Published: 10/Apr/2019 8:23 Updated: 10/Apr/2019 9:15

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends players have discovered an absurd glitch which can be achieved by combining the abilities of Caustic and Gibraltar to create a moving tower of gas traps, and it’s finally caught the developers attention.

What is the Caustic/Gibraltar bug in Apex Legends?

On April 9, a post on the official Apex Legends subreddit, humorously named ‘MASSIVE BUFF FOR GIBRALTAR AND CAUSTIC’, showed that gas traps will stack on top of Gibraltar’s shield.

With this, Gibraltar is a walking gas trap, making it near impossible for enemies to escape the toxic fumes by simply chasing them down.

Gas traps will stack on top of Gibraltar’s shield.

It didn’t take long for other players to give the ridiculous bug a try for themselves, showing it is actually pretty effective for taking on opponents, and isn’t just a silly gimmick.

Of course, the number one place for gas traps, Bunker, was an immediate testing ground for the bug, and one very unfortunate player ran into a massive tower of mobile gas traps, quickly meeting their demise.

Decided to put the new caustic/gibraltar mechanic into use. from r/apexlegends

More examples came too, including this brilliant one where an unsuspecting Wraith was bullied into a small room with the gas trap-wielding Gibraltar, giving them absolutely no chance.

The Jib-caustic joust in action! (poor wraith) credit u/ZENBETH for the idea. from r/apexlegends

With so many examples of this bug being put to use, the developers couldn’t not respond, and although they definitely see the funny side, it looks like the issue will be getting fixed soon.

Community manager Jay Frechette joked that this was indeed the buff that Gibraltar and Caustic needed (as two of the less popular Legends in the game), and also complimented the community on their ability to discover the wackiest combinations possible.

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Another Respawn dev simply replied with “buahahahahahaha” – clearly just enjoying the madness this glitch has cause.

There’s no information currently on when the next Apex Legends update will be, but now that the developers are well and truly aware of this bug, it’s likely that it will be fixed whenever the next update does eventually come.

For now, it might be time to test out the deadly Gibraltar/Caustic combo for yourself!

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Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:31

by Alan Bernal

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The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.