'Secret' passive ability found with Gibraltar's shield in Apex Legends - Dexerto
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‘Secret’ passive ability found with Gibraltar’s shield in Apex Legends

Published: 23/Jul/2020 10:04 Updated: 23/Jul/2020 10:09

by Joe Craven

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An Apex Legends player has shared their discovery of a ‘secret’ passive ability relating to gentle giant Gibraltar. Did you know this existed? 

Whenever a game revolves around uniquely-skilled characters, there are bound to be calls for nerfs and buffs. The way the legends interact with each other and the environment around them is central to Apex Legends, but balancing can often prove an incredibly difficult task.

While Gibraltar’s slower speed and monumental hit-box saw him initially unpopular in Apex Legends, he has come into his own as the game has aged and the meta has shifted. His Gun Shield and Dome of Protection make him the perfect legend to soak up offensive pressure, while his teammates look for ways to counter.

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Gibraltar is Apex Legends’ gentle giant.

It is his Gun Shield that was brought under the microscope by one player, who pointed out a ‘secret’ passive ability, that enables players to recharge it much faster than the standard nine seconds.

“I’ve become aware nobody realizes this so I’ve come here to spread the word and inform as many people as possible,” u/TheRealboi77 said. “Once you have broken Gibraltar’s gun shield, if he uses one shield cell it’s automatically recharged. So in hindsight let’s say you are 1v1ing a Gibraltar (god knows that’s the worst case scenario) you each pop a cell he gains 75 hp and you gain 25.”

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“This is so insanely OP and nobody even realizes it,” they finished. “And let’s say he doesn’t use a cell, then it’s only an 8 second recharge on it. Still super stupid good and highly overlooked.”

Gibraltar is already one of Apex Legends’ most popular characters, but this passive ability means he can soak up even more damage than most players realize. His Gun Shield can essentially skip it’s recharge time and be fully restored through a single Shield Cell, which takes just 3 seconds to use.

As the player states, this means Shield Cells can essentially provide Gibraltar with 75 health, as opposed to the 25 they provide for every other legend. Whether you already knew this or are finding out for the first time, it makes Gibraltar all the more powerful.

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Apex Legends leaks hints at vehicles coming in Season 7

Published: 23/Oct/2020 14:36

by Jacob Hale

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Some new leaked animations in Apex Legends are potentially hinting at vehicles coming to the popular battle royale title in Season 7.

As far as battle royale games go, Apex Legends is one of the last that doesn’t offer players vehicles for faster rotation and to hit different areas of the map quicker. The likes of Warzone and Fortnite have had vehicles for mobility for a long time at this point, while Apex players haven’t had that opportunity.

That said, always looking for ways to offer fans something fresh and exciting in the game, the Apex devs appear to be following suit, if recent leaks are anything to go by.

On top of a weapon charm, some new animations definitely look to prove that we’re getting vehicles sooner rather than later.

As shared by renowned dataminer Shrugtal on Twitter, the Ride Share charm has two passenger seats alongside the driver’s seat, and it’s a hover vehicle.

That’s not all, though: he found some new animations that all but confirm the existence of vehicles in the Apex Games.

As you can see in this tweet below, there are animations in the 6.1 patch for a driver and passenger hovering while seated — perfectly fitting for a Hover Vehicle.

As many people have pointed out, the current Apex Legends maps, World’s Edge and Kings Canyon, are a fair share smaller than maps in other battle royale titles, so vehicles may not be as fitting in the game as they are in others.

However, the new Olympus map has been speculated about for months now, so it is absolutely possible that they come into the game purely for that — also suggesting that Olympus will be the game’s biggest map yet.

Right now, we can’t confirm for absolute certainty that this means vehicles will be coming to the game, and we should never take leaks as gospel, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see this happen. The big question is how it all plays out.