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Shroud explains why Gibraltar is “broken” in Apex Legends

Published: 8/Feb/2020 19:44

by Alan Bernal

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Gibraltar has been getting stronger in Apex Legends, and Mixer star Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek likes that the Shielded Fortress is a bit “broken” at the start of Season 4.

Ever since the Grand Soiree Event patch update on January 14, Gibraltar has been seeing a lot more use in the Apex Games – sometimes being hailed as a tankier Lifeline that can stay alive for a long time while reviving downed teammates faster while inside the Dome Shield.

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The buffs have helped Gibby place higher on tier lists for Legends in the game, and the changes haven’t gone past shroud who’s been enjoying the updates to the character.

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Gibraltar’s buffs have been making him a great Legend to pick up in the game.

“Dude, Gibraltar is f**king broken,” shroud said after finishing a match against Gibraltar. “What the f**k, that man is a tank! That shield is f**king broken.”

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Getting back into the Apex Legends groove, shroud was queuing up with Susquehanna Soniqs’s Noah ‘Android Dream’ Martinez and Matthew ‘WiKeD’ Robertson when noticing the big differences in Gibraltar’s potency as of late.

Some players have gone so far as to say that Gibby actually needs nerfs now, seeing how vital he can be in team comp – but he’s loving it.

“I kinda like how Gibraltar is though,” shroud explained in between games. “It’s just crazy how you always forget how busted that man is.”

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Even though Gibby has one of the bigger builds for a character, the Shielded Fortress can mow down players given his health, ability to take a hit with the Fortified passive, shield mounted on his gun barrel, and instant protection from his Dome Shield.

While there might be some downsides to taking the towering Legend into the Apex Games, there are just too many upsides in his kit that makes him a crucial component for teams.

Lately, shroud reaffirmed his love for PUBG over Apex Legends but, if there are more healthy changes to the game like Gibraltar’s much-needed buffs, maybe that could change in the future.

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With Season 4 just getting underway, it’ll be interesting to see how Respawn changes up their roster to contend against how strong they’ve made Gibby in the last few months.

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Apex Legends Halloween Fight or Fright event: Shadow Royale, Skins, more

Published: 20/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 16:18

by Calum Patterson

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It’s that time of year again, when Halloween comes to gaming, and Respawn are bringing their spooky theme back to Apex Legends. The Fight or Fright event comes with a collection of scary skins, and a new twist on the last year’s Shadowfall LTM, now called Shadow Royale.

Just like Warzone’s “Haunting of Verdansk” event, the map will be getting another makeover, and players will get a chance to play as new and improved ‘Shadows’ in the Shadow Royale mode.

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Last year’s Shadowfall LTM went down a treat: not only did we get to see (and hear) Revenant for the first time, it was a brilliant twist of the standard battle royale gameplay.

Also, to make sure you look the part, lots of Halloween-themed skins are coming to the store. Many of them are similar to last year’s though with fresh colors, but there’s also brand new ones for the new Legends that have been added since last October.

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Fight or Fright Event trailer

Shadow Royale LTM

In the Shadow Royale mode, players will play as both normal Legends, as well as drop-in as Shadows once eliminated. Shadows are now more deadly than before in some ways, as they can now wallrun and double jump (Titanfall players rejoice).

Plus, rather than just playing in Solos, there’s Shadow Squads, where teammates remain as Shadows as long as one Legend remains alive.

Then there’s Final Death, when the final Legend dies, all shadows die too. We also see Shadow Prowlers, what role they will play remains to be seen, but they’re attacking the remaining Legends in the trailer.

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Apex Legends Halloween skins

These skins are being dubbed ‘resurrected’, pretty much meaning they are recolors of previous skins from last year’s Fight or Fright event.

But, expect some new skins too for Legends that have been added since last Halloween – leaks have revealed a Loba skin with moving ghosts on it. You can check out a full look at the skins expected to drop here.

The Fight or Fright event runs from Thursday, October 22, to November 3, just in time for the expected launch of Season 7 on November 10.

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