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Weapon models of five leaked guns potentially coming to Apex Legends

Published: 4/Apr/2019 16:08 Updated: 4/Apr/2019 16:47

by Calum Patterson

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Data miners have uncovered names for six new weapons found in the Apex Legends game files, and shared 3D model renders of what they are likely to look like – if and when they are added to the game officially.

Since its surprise launch on February 4, only a single new weapon has been added to Apex Legends, which is leaving players a little impatient for some new firepower.

The Havoc energy rifle was added only a couple weeks after launch too, which means it’s been over a month – at the time of writing – since a new gun has been added. Although, we have had a new legend in Octane with the start of Season 1.

What new weapons are coming to Apex Legends?

We already know for certain that the L-Star is bound to be added at some point, and likely very soon, after players actually begin unlocking skins for the weapon in Apex Packs.

The L-Star is a peculiar one, since it’s featured on the cover art for Apex Legends, held by Bloodhound.

The L-Star has been right in front of us the whole time.
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Other weapons in the game files are less certain, as some of them could simply be leftovers from Titanfall 2 assets, but it’s exciting to speculate if these guns will ever be added.

Data miner @RealApexLeaks has found 3D models of five weapons currently in the game files, which you can see for yourself below.

EPG

The EPG was a unique weapon in Titanfall 2. A single fire energy weapon, it packed a serious punch and could take out players in a single shot. 

Softball

Unlike any other weapon on this list, the Softball is in fact a grenade launcher, rather than a standard bullet or energy based gun. This would certainly make a big change to gameplay if it is added to Apex Legends.

Defender

The Defender wasn’t a Titanfall 2 weapon, but it appears to be based on the Charge Rifle, which was. The Charge Rifle, as its name suggests, must be charged up before firing, which results in a deadly, high-damage beam.

In Titanfall, though, it was primarily an anti-Titan weapon. It will be interesting to see how it would play out in a game like Apex Legends, with the absence of titans.

Archer

Another peculiar find in the game files is the Archer, because – yet again – this was an anti-Titan weapon. However, there’s currently no rocket launcher in Apex Legends, and players would certainly have some fun with it.

ARL

The ARL is a bit more of a mystery, as we can’t seem to find a direct link to any Titanfall weapons with this one. It looks rather like a compact light-machine gun, which would add to the Spitfire and Devotion LMG’s already available.

Of course, it must be noted, as with all data mined leaks, that just because these weapons are in the game files doesn’t guarantee that they will be added to the game. Realistically, the safest bet would be the L-Star, but even that isn’t 100% certain yet.

For example, some of the weapons shown below were found in the game files in March, but have since been removed.

@ApexLeaksNewsData miner @ApexLeaksNews found these game files in March, but so far, none have been added to Apex Legends.

Apex Legends fans will have to be patient and wait until Respawn officially announce a new weapon, before we know for sure.

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Apex Legends devs respond to broken Gibraltar hit reg bug

Published: 19/Nov/2020 13:33

by David Purcell

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Respawn Entertainment are looking into yet another hit reg problem in Apex Legends where Gibraltar’s passive ability, Gun Shield, is actually stopping the legend from hitting his own shots on enemies in certain scenarios.

The game’s developers are always sieving through feedback from players, and on November 18 one member of the community highlighted an alarming issue with Gibraltar’s passive.

As many will know, Gibby is one of the strongest Legends in the game and features in the highest spots of many tier lists, though this new-found problem might explain why some of your bullets haven’t been as effective as they could have been.

Gibraltar standing over enemy in Apex Legends
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Gibraltar mains won’t be happy to hear his passive has a problem.

Apex Legends devs respond to Gibraltar Gun Shield bug

Reddit user gtnpr found the bug, and commented: “No regs occur when I release ADS at the same time as shooting while using the gun shield.”

It didn’t take the dev team long to stumble upon it, either. One of them replied to the post looking for more in the way of specific details to help them find a solution.

They said: “Just curious, but if you have a friend also in the game, do they see you shoot a bullet? Does the bullet still hit for them? Info on what another player sees would be super helpful!”

No regs occur when I release ADS at the same time as shooting while using the gun shield. from apexlegends

The developer confirmed they were looking into it, but “can’t [reproduce] it. Believe it or not almost all bugs like that you can’t easily reproduce, so more information is needed.”

However, other players confirmed they too had experienced the issue, and it could be an explanation for some of the continued hit reg issues players are experiencing.

The problem has not yet been added to the Trello board of investigated issues in Apex Legends, though based on these comments the team is on the job. Hopefully, it won’t be long before Gibby mains aren’t running into this — while still rare — frustrating issue in-game.