Apex Legends Finally Introduces Much Needed Nerf to Gibraltar

Published 03/10/2021, 7:12 AM EST


Respawn Entertainment promised to revamp the power scaling of the entire roster of Apex Legends with Season 8. Fans also pointed out how a few legends were overly dominant in the meta, like Gibraltar.

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Earlier on, through a Reddit update, a developer of the title shared important news regarding changes to Gibby. He stated that the team has found a way to balance him, but a technical snag is keeping it at bay. The developers were not able to roll it out with Season 8, and it looks they have found a solution now.

In a recent Twitter post, Respawn Entertainment announced the introduction of the bleed-through effect to Gibby. Previously, Gibraltar’s passive enabled him to gain a strong arm shield that was indeed difficult to beat. As a result, the community asked the creators to work out a solution to downgrade the overpowered legend.

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Following the adjustments to the roster with Chaos Theory Collection Event, Gibraltar may get sidelined now.

Apex legends meta will never be the same after this nerf

Changes to Gibby in the wake of Chaos Theory Event update, and now the bleed-through effect will definitely hurt his viability. He can no longer use healing items inside his dome of protection, which will compel players to dash out of it. In the previous iteration, players would often use the Dome to regenerate safely back to maximum health. However, that will no longer be the case for players, as the changes will discourage passive gameplay.

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Gibraltar mains will surely be frustrated, as the nerfs have significantly hurt their favorite character’s viability. Players will have to find unique ways to keep him relevant in the game, as Gibby will no longer serve as a tank hospital.

The nerf to his utilities might see him flop out of the meta. As a result, it would also reflect drastically on his win-rate that will no longer put him at the top. If the developers get a lot of negative feedback on these changes, we may even get a rework with he next update. Gibraltar mains can still be hopeful about positive news, as these nerf will surely make him a less desirable Legend.

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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