Apex Legends Patch 1.1.1 Brings New Legend Balancing

Apex Legends Patch 1.1.1 went live Tuesday, headlined by new Legend balancing.

The Legend meta in Apex Legends became a bit stale, even after the release of Octane in Season 1, because of how underpowered some characters felt. Respawn Entertainment aims to address that with the latest patch.

Here's a deep dive into the Legend balancing introduced in Tuesday's Apex Legends' 1.1.1 patch notes.

Apex Legends Patch 1.1.1 Legend Balance

Here is a full list of changes introduced to Caustic and Gibraltar in Patch 1.1.1:

Caustic

  • Fortified (New Passive): Reduces damage taken by 10%
  • Gas damage per tick increased from 1 to 4
  • Ultimate Throw distance increased from 28 meters to 33 meters

Gibraltar

  • Fortified (New Passive): Reduces damage taken by 10%
  • Gun Shield health increased from 50 to 70

"At the start of Season 1, we previously talked about how our beloved Thicc Bois (Pathfinder, Gibraltar and Caustic) were getting crushed due to their hit box size compared to other Legends. We first wanted to try adjusting hit boxes to better fit the model. For Pathfinder, this change worked very well. (Note: separately, we are actively investigating and working on fixing unrelated hit registration issues sometimes affecting all characters). However, after looking at the data and player feedback, Gibraltar and Caustic only improved slightly with the hitbox adjustments," an Apex Legends community manager said on Reddit.

For a full list of patch notes, click here.

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