Compared to other battle royale games, Apex Legends doesn’t have that many bugs. Sure, there are the occasional crashes, but for the most part the game provides a very smooth gameplay experience. That doesn’t mean that the game is entirely bug-free, however, as a new Gibraltar bug is getting a chuckle out of everyone, including the developers.
Earlier this week, an Apex Legends player discovered something very interesting about Gibraltar’s gun-shield and Caustic’s gas traps. As shared on the Apex Legends subreddit, Caustic is able to deploy and stack his gas traps onto Gibraltar’s gun shield. Bear in mind that the gas traps function as normal and detonate when an enemy comes close to them.
It didn’t take long for players to figure out a creative use for this bug in battle. Earlier today, Redditor Dommels uploaded a clip of his team’s Gibraltar wreaking havoc upon enemies inside the bunker. While Caustic’s traps are already very strong in confined spaces, shoving them in players’ faces makes them even stronger.
In a reply to the video, Respawn developer 2BuiArt commented “buahahahahahaha”. This sparked a long series of replies from fans begging for the bug to not be fixed. There’s a lot of comedic value in seeing a “giant gas hammer” annihilate helpless players.
This discovery motivated players to experiment further, and what they found is even funnier. Just like gas traps, Gibraltar’s shield can be stuck with Octane’s jump pads. As a result, the character is able to bounce across the map at insane speeds. Attaching a jump pad doesn’t limit the player’s view at all, meaning they can easily fly through the air faster than any other character in the game.
It’s pretty clear that this mechanic is unintentional, so we can assume Respawn is already working on a fix. In the meantime, the Apex Legends community is having a lot of fun experimenting with the bug.