Apex Legends Gibraltar's gun shield will not receive a nerf in the newest patch. The long-requested nerf to this legend's powerful gun shield will come eventually, but it won't be arriving in the upcoming chaos theory collection event update.
Gibraltar Gun Shield Nerf Not Coming In Newest Patch
Gibraltar, one of the weakest legends at launch two years ago, suddenly became one of the strongest in the Season 3 update and has yet to relinquish that spot. His gun shield is a big part of that, as it allows him to attack and defense simultaneously. After months of outcry and protest, Respawn finally decided to nerf this ability of his. That being said, the nerf won't be coming in the newest patch, so fans are going to have to wait a little longer.
Nerfs delayed by bugs
As it turns out, this nerf hadn't arrived yet because of some bugs that had popped up, as confirmed by Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein on the Apex Legends subreddit. Although disappointing, it makes sense, as the goal is to nerf Gibraltar's arm shield not destroy his effectiveness. That being said, Gibraltar will still have an ability nerfed in the March 9 patch, but it'll be his Dome of Protection instead. The speed it takes to get the cooldown back will not be increased by 15%.
The Chaos Theory Collection Event beings March 9.