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Clever Apex Legends trick makes Rampart and Gibraltar a deadly combo

Published: 19/Aug/2020 17:43

by Daniel Cleary

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Apex Legends players have found a simple trick with Gibraltar and Season 6 Legend Rampart’s abilities, making them quite an overpowered duo in-game.

Season 6 of Apex Legends saw the introduction of a new character Rampart, who has a unique playstyle and game-changing abilities, namely her mountable minigun called “Sheila.”

Apex players have already found that Rampart’s abilities synergize well with the Shielded Fortress, Gibraltar, and revealed a clever trick that makes the pair almost unkillable when teaming together.

gibraltar's dome of protection
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A new trick with Rampart and Gibraltar’s Dome of Protection could soon take over Apex Legends matches.

The trick allows Rampart players to dish out plenty of damage with the Legend’s ultimate ability, with the added protection of Gibraltar’s tactical shield to keep them safe.

Normally, players are unable to shoot outside of the “Dome of Protection” once they are inside, but Reddit user u/Trans4mer123 shared just how Rampart’s turret could be an exception.

The Apex Legends player revealed both perspectives of the exploit, highlighting that the player on the turret was completely immune to any bullet damage.

The trick can be done by simply placing Sheila at the edge of Gibraltar’s Dome, although it might be difficult to set up in a live match with enemies shooting at you.

While it will probably take a few tries to master, you can gain a huge advantage over your opponents after doing it correctly.

However, this trick is not without its counters, as perfectly placed grenades can still deal damage to the turret, meaning that you will still have to be wary when trying it out.

It is unclear whether or not Respawn intended on this to be a feature in Apex Legends, however, it can be quite devastating to any unsuspecting opponents and will likely lead to more Rampart and Gibraltar picks in-game.

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Apex Legends drops first teaser for Season 8 Legend and new planet

Published: 16/Jan/2021 10:30 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 11:36

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends is in the final stretch of Season 7, now gearing up for Season 8. That means Respawn are starting to roll out teasers for the next Legend, possible new modes, and even another planet.

On January 15, Apex Legends released a new version of the classic Kings Canyon map out of the blue. On it, Mirage Voyage was back, but there was also some interesting teasers in the sky.

Then, later that same day, they posted on social media what looks to be our first clue about what’s coming in Season 8.

This new teaser mentions Salvo, which we’ve heard about before in Apex Legends. It also features a handshake – and the hands are potentially our first look at the Season 8 Legend.

Season 8 teaser

This teaser wasn’t in-game, but instead posted on the official Apex Legends Twitter and Instagram accounts. It was captioned ‘New Blood’ – possibly a hint at ‘new blood’ joining the Apex games.

In the teaser, we see a handshake between someone representing the planet Salvo, and someone representing the Syndicate. If you’re unaware, the Syndicate are the people behind the Apex Games.

The text reads “The Syndicate and Salvo… Unified at Last. Approved by the Committee of Unification Board.” If you’re confused about what this means we’ll explain below. The image is then stamped with the logo of Salvo M.C. (presumably Salvo Motorcycle Club).

What is Salvo in Apex Legends?

Salvo is another planet in the Outlands, and one that has been independent of the Syndicate, up until now. The most important information we have about Salvo comes from a letter that was on Wattson’s desk. The letter read:

“I am writing to inform you that Salvo – which rejected the Mercenary Syndicate’s position to join Syndicate Space in 2722 – is now being guided by new leadership sympathizers to the cause of peace within the Outlands.

Talks with this new administration was prolonged, but ultimately fruitful; as of today, the Mercenary Syndicate Treaty has been amended, and Salvo will become the seventh world to join Syndicate Space.

Salvo brings with it [redacted]. In the coming [redacted] Office of Public Relations will be rolling out a social [redacted] to dispel inaccuracies about [redacted] to create an appropriate [redacted] for their integration into the Syndicate, [redacted] including exciting new developments within the Apex Games.

At this time do not correspond with the Legends regarding this matter. Expect further instructions [redacted] our office in the days to come.”

Salvo on Wattson's desk
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The letter on Wattson’s desk told us about Salvo and the Syndicate.

Is Salvo a new map?

This is unlikely, at least for the time being. We just got a new map for Season 7 after all. Salvo is a planet too, rather than a singular location (e.g. Olympus is a city on the planet Psamathe).

Season 8 Legend

More likely, Salvo is the home planet of the new Legend, who data miners believe will be called Fuse, and whose abilities will be about explosives (which would actually tie into the name ‘salvo’.)

Another hint is the spaceship we can now see above the map on Kings Canyon and Olympus. The ship has a message which reads simply ‘Salvo Joins Syndicate.’

Expect to see more teasers about Season 8, Salvo and the new Legend in the coming weeks. Season 8 is due to begin in early February, to tie in with the two-year anniversary of Apex Legends.