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Apex Legends players discover epic movement trick with Gibraltar and Octane

Published: 12/Apr/2019 13:34 Updated: 12/Apr/2019 14:19

by Joe O'Brien

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Apex Legends players have discovered a powerful and hilarious trick using Octane to give Gibraltar some advanced movement capabilities.

Gibraltar is known as one of the weaker Legends in Apex, and part of the reason for that is his large hitbox in combination with a complete lack of additional mobility options, which generally make him one of the easiest targets in the game.

With a little help from Octane, however, it turns out he can actually become one of the most mobile characters in the game.

Octane’s ultimate ability, which deploys a single jump pad, isn’t one of the strongest in the game – it can be used to traverse buildings quickly or to throw off enemies with additional mobility in a fight, but its applications are ultimately fairly limited.

Respawn EntertainmentOctane is the first Legend to join the game since its release.

In addition to its relatively fast charge time, then, it’s no great sacrifice to spend it transferring some of Octane’s movement skills to Gibraltar, especially when the result is so epic.

It turns out that if Gibraltar holds up his shield, then Octane’s Jump Pad can be deployed onto it. At this point, Gibraltar can use it to continuously launch himself by aiming it at the ground.

GIBRALTOAD from r/apexlegends

It’s worth noting that once the jump pad is stuck to the Gibraltar, it doesn’t appear that other players can make use of it, simply running through both the jump pad and the Gibraltar.

In order to make use of this trick, Gibraltar must keep his shield up by aiming down sights throughout, as dropping the shield will cause the jump pad to disappear. It also won’t remain indefinitely, but can certainly be both useful for covering distances and extremely fun while it lasts.

This isn’t the only way this bizarre interaction can be used, however. The ability to place deployable objects on Gibraltar’s shield was previously discovered by players stacking towers of Caustic’s gas traps on it. Unfortunately, Apex developers Respawn are already aware of this tactic, and so it’s worth making the most of both before they’re likely patched out.

The Apex developers have been fairly tough on movement tricks they consider bugs, already announcing their intention to “fix” the bunny-hopping trick which many players feel actually raises the game’s skill ceiling and should therefore remain, so it seems unlikely that Respawn will grant clemency to something as ridiculous as this Octane and Gibraltar combo.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.