Apex Legends developers are working to understand why Gibraltar’s passive Gun Shield is causing hit registration issues.
It’s no secret that fixing bugs in any ongoing title is a game of whack-a-mole. For every issue you fix, another one or two pop up in its place. Apex Legends is no different, as the developers work through some of the issues brought to the game in the Season 7 update.
One of the recently-discovered bugs relates to Gibraltar’s passive Gun Shield ability. Reddit user gtnpr posted a video to the platform, showcasing the bug as he is unable to register a shot while ADSing with Gibraltar.
Gibraltar remains one of the strongest and most popular legends in the game, so this problem isn’t isolated to one or two cases. Another Reddit user wrote, “As someone who has close to 1000 wins with Gibby, I CANNOT use a Krab or sentinel with Gibby as someone who quick scopes and drag scopes. It is a 20-40% no-reg chance. There is even a chance to get a no-reg with a hard scope as well.”
The issue is one that perplexes even the developers. AmusedApricot, a Respawn developer, responded to the post and asked for additional details. “Just curious, but if you have a friend also in the game, do they see you shoot a bullet?” he asked. “Does the bullet still hit for them? Info on what another player sees would be super helpful! Thanks.”
The response received some sharp criticism from members of the subreddit, prompting the developer to come back with a response. “I love how everyone on the internet assumes I’m a blubbering idiot :/,” he said. “I did, can’t repro(duce) it. Believe it or not, almost all bugs like that you can’t easily reproduce, so more information is needed.”
For now, it looks like Gibraltar mains are going to have to deal with the inconsistencies in the legend’s Gun Shield while Respawn works on reproducing the bug and finding a fix. As one of the most popular role-fillers in the game, this is going to be a headache for a lot of players.
Awareness is key when it comes to these problems – especially with no fix on the immediate horizon. For now, players should probably sacrifice the Gun Shield passive for more reliable shot registration – that, or accept that not all of your bullets are going to hit their mark.
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