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Apex Legends 1.1.1 patch notes: Gibraltar and Caustic are worth playing now

Apex Legends is getting a big update today, bringing the game up to the catchy number of 1.1.1. We’ve got the full patch notes below, and the update boasts some big changes to the game – including some huge weapon rebalancing, a battle pass bonus XP event, and some chunky improvements to Gibraltar and Caustic. They may actually be worth playing now.

The new Apex Legends patch 1.1.1 is available now on all systems, and by the most welcome improvement is to thicc bois Gibraltar and Caustic. While these Legends previously had ridiculous hitboxes that extended outside their character models, Respawn fixed these in the Season 1 patch – however, this hasn’t stopped these characters being far easier to hit than all the other Legends.

As this creates an immediate disadvantage for anyone who wants to play them, Respawn is giving both Curvy Legends an extra passive perk called Fortified, which reduces damage taken by 10%. The developer is hoping that this extra protection will offset their size handicap, but will be watching over the next couple of weeks to see if this change works out.

On the weapon balancing side, Respawn is addressing long-range gameplay for more sniper-happy players. Leg shot damage reduction has been lowered from 25% to 10%, so while it stills pays to get a headshot you won’t be punished if you don’t – well, the person you’re shooting will be, of course. Sniper weapon sway has been significantly reduced too.

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Finally, the other big news is that there’ll be a bonus Battle Pass XP event running from now for the next 48 hours – until April 18 at around 10AM PT / 1PM ET / 6PM BST. If your squad places 5th or better in a match, you’ll go up a full extra Battle Pass Level (29,500 BPP), up to a max of level 110. For the rest of the changes, see below.

Legend balancing

CAUSTIC:

  • Fortified Passive Perk added: reduces damage taken by 10%

  • Gas Damage per tick increased: 1 -> 4

  • Ultimate Throw distance increased: 28 meters -> 33 meters

GIBRALTAR:

WEAPON BALANCING

  • WINGMAN

    • Reduced magazine size

      • Base mag reduced: 6 -> 4 rounds

      • Common mag extender reduced: 8 -> 6 rounds

      • Rare mag extender reduced: 9 -> 8 rounds

      • Epic mag extender reduced: 12 -> 10 rounds

ADJUSTMENTS TO GOLD WEAPON ATTACHMENTS:

  • Gold Havoc

  • Gold R301

  • Gold Wingman

BATTLE PASS XP BONUS EVENT:

In honor of Thicc-boi buffs, we’re going to be running a bonus Battle Pass XP event. From approximately 10AM PST 4/16 through approximately 10AM PST 4/18, your first Top 5 of the day (your squad places 5th or better in a match) will grant you 1 full bonus Battle Pass Level (29,500 BPP), up to a max of level 110. You can earn this once per day.

We’ll also be finding other moments during the season to add Battle Pass XP bonuses, so stay tuned!

ADDITIONAL CHANGES

  • JUMP SHIP SPEED

  • BUG FIXES

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