Latest ‘Apex Legends’ Update Is All About Making Gibraltar And Caustic Tougher
Apex Legends' thicc bois - Gibraltar, Caustic, and Pathfinder - have been having a hard time. Because the characters are larger than the rest of the roster, players have been avoiding choosing them. It's like how no one liked to play Jaws in GoldenEye on the N64 because he was so easy to hit compared to other characters.
Developer Respawn Entertainment has been trying to fix the problem. It started by making the characters' hitboxes (the invisible box that surrounds a character in a game and tracks if a bullet has hit them or not) smaller, which made them harder to hit. While that worked to make Pathfinder more popular, Gibraltar and Caustic still aren't being chosen as much as other characters.
The latest Apex Legends patch hopes to address that. For a start, both of the chonkers have been given a new perk to their passives. 'Fortified' reduces the damage the characters take by 10%, which is a significant advantage.
Also, the two characters abilities have been buffed, too. Caustic's gas damage has been quadrupled and his throw distance has been increased. And Gibraltar's shield health has been buffed.
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