Apex Legends player finds countless 'dancing' Gibraltar bots

Apex Legends player finds countless 'dancing' Gibraltar bots
Courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

Written by 

Alex Garton


1st Jun 2023 17:30

Apex Legends suffers from its fair share of cheaters who use third-party software to gain an unfair advantage over their foes. This issue gets a lot of attention as it directly affects the community, whereas the botting problem tends to go under the radar.

Bots will often stand AFK for the whole match, and while their presence in a game means less action for the rest of the lobby, they're rarely noticed by players unless they're stood in a big group.

Well, one Apex player ran into one of these groups in a hilarious fashion. To their surprise, there was a bunch of Gibraltars, standing together and 'dancing' merrily. 

'Dancing' Gibraltar bots found in Apex Legends

This bot problem is getting out of hand: Dancing Gibbys
by u/AlphaOmega5732 in apexlegends

Taking to the Apex Legends subreddit, user AlphaOmega5732 posted a clip of them running into a group of bots. While playing a match on World's Edge as Ballistic, Alpha and their squad noticed a group of enemies standing together and jumping in the distance.

After approaching and getting closer, they realised all of the foes were bots playing Gibraltar. Not only that, they were standing next to each other 'dancing,' jumping, and meleeing repeatedly.

This made for a hilarious scene, but in the end, Alpha decided to snipe them all with a Longbow and rack up some easy damage.

What were the Gibraltar bots doing in Apex Legends?

Gibraltar Apex Legends
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Courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

The bots are programmed to dive down into a match and remain AFK just to collect XP and level up. The only reason they repeat an action repeatedly is to avoid being kicked from a match for inactivity.

Although these bots do not have as much of an impact on the community as hackers, they're still a problem Respawn is looking to solve.

With too many of them in one lobby, it can make the experience boring for the other squads, as fewer enemies mean less action. We'll just have to wait and see whether the devs prioritise a crackdown on these bots in an upcoming patch.

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