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Bugged Apex Legends location is killing players instantly

Published: 27/May/2019 8:09 Updated: 27/May/2019 8:19

by Matt Porter

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Apex Legends players have discovered that a location on one of the game’s many Supply Ships appears to be instantly killing players for no apparent reason.

When it released back in February, Apex Legends had a relatively issue-free launch, but since then bugs and glitches have continued to stack up, with Respawn Entertainment struggling to address some problems – with many featuring in the game for months.

Now, it appears that certain spots on the Supply Ships, which float above Kings Canyon, are immediately killing players who enter them.

Respawn EntertainmentSupply Ships are killing players, and nobody is sure why.

What is happening on Apex Legends Supply Ships?

As shown in a clip posted on Reddit by /u/c_thunderhorse, some of the hatches that give players an opportunity to drop down from the Supply Ship to the ground, or visit the lower levels of the ship are causing players to die instantly.

What’s frustrating about this issue is that there is no warning about the death, and seemingly no reason to explain why they have been eliminated. The location also doesn’t knock players down so they can be picked back up, but actually kills them entirely, forcing them to hope that a teammate can acquire their banner and bring them back.

This doesn’t appear to happen every time a player a tries to drop down a hatch, but is still a difficult and aggravating development – especially considering how useful these hatches can be when attempting to escape enemies on the ship.

Nothing like a trip down the old “Death Hatch” from r/apexlegends

Apex Legends players will be hoping that this issue is fixed in the next update for the popular battle royale game, as dying due to a bug that you cannot control is incredibly annoying.

Respawn Entertainment have yet to address the issue, but we’ll be sure to update this post with any new information provided by the developers.

In the meantime, it’s probably a good idea to avoid using the hatches on Supply Ships, even if it’s just to make sure you don’t become the next victim of this unfortunate glitch.

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Apex Legends dev confirms Gibraltar gun shield changes coming

Published: 26/Jan/2021 0:30

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends devs at Respawn have confirmed that Gibraltar will be getting a change to his Gun Shield, which will hopefully fix the biggest problem players have with facing the legend at the moment: bleedthrough.

Gibraltar is basically the tank of Apex Legends, with a big Dome shield for his teammates and a smaller “Gun Shield” that appears when he aims down sights for himself.

Obviously, these make him tougher to take down in a fight, but the trade-off being he has one of the largest hitboxes in the game. A lot of players have complained quite a bit about one thing Gibby’s shield lacks – damage bleedthrough.

Now, Respawn has announced they’ll finally be adding the interaction in an update sometime after the start of Season 8. If you’re confused on what bleedthrough actually is, don’t worry, as we’ll explain it all right here.

What is Bleedthrough in Apex Legends?

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Shields in Apex Legends use bleedthrough, but Gibraltar’s Gun Shield does not.

Bleedthrough refers to the transfer of damage to the target after a shield has been destroyed. Take any level of armor you can find in Apex, for example. Say you have 50 armor: If you take over 50 damage with one shot, that remaining damage doesn’t just go away. Instead, it transfers to your base health pool.

Gibraltar’s Gun Shield doesn’t work this way. Instead of transferring damage over, it does make it disappear. This means you can have just 1HP left on your shield, and negate the full damage of an incoming shot.

This might seem like a minor detail, but it definitely makes Gibraltar much tougher to take down during a gunfight and has been a significant annoyance to non-Gibby mains for a while. Thankfully, Respawn seems to have a plan to fix it.

While the updates won’t make it in time for the Season 8 update, Respawn dev JayBiebs did reveal two major changes coming for the legend in a post on the game’s subreddit.

“Bleedthrough and damage counting towards stats/evo to mitigate some of the shield economy difference in poking engagements against Gib,” they wrote. “We really wanted to get the gun shield change in for 8.0. But we discovered a bug in how damage is registered by the gun shield with single projectile vs. multi-projective weapons.”

Exactly when the update will happen remains to be seen, but from the comment, it seems devs are pretty far along with the updates – so it wouldn’t be a shock to see it arrive a week or two after Season 8 begins.