It’s a tricky business making updates for online games. It’s all very well setting out to fix a problem but developers have to be careful that their fixes don’t cause more problems than they solve. Such is the case with the recent Apex Legends update 1.1.1 patch which was designed to buff Caustic and Gibraltar to make them more appealing – instead it seems to have broken them entirely.

The latest patch for Apex was introduced the ‘Fortified’ passive perk to both of the larger Legends in order to make up for their sizeable hitboxes – and so consequently make them characters people might want to play at last. The buff is supposed to reduce the damage taken by Caustic and Gibraltar by 10% – but not only does it not work it apparently causes players to get health damage even with a full shield.

The good news however is that Respawn is aware of the problem and are working on a fix. The bad news is that there’s no ETA for it so Caustic and Gibraltar fans will simply have to wait for the patch to fix the patch.The 1.1.1 patch for Apex Legends dropped earlier this week and the main reason for it existing was to buff both Gibraltar and Caustic – who most Apex players avoid due to them having larger hitboxes than other Legends and so are far easier to hit. While the Season 1 patch scaled back those hitboxes so they matched the character models both characters are still really easy to take down.

Patch 1.1.1 dropped earlier this week with the intention of providing the game’s “thicc bois” a much neeed buff. In particular Gibraltar and Caustic received a new perk dubbed as Fortified. With Fortified the two Legends now have a 10 percent reduction to damage received.

While Fortified sounds good it apparently doesn’t work right. The latest bug find is courtesy of reddit user Yakousou described the bug in a post. According to Yakousou when “you are full shield and take damage you can see that little bits of your HP (not shield) is taken away.” Yakousou adds that he had originally been a Caustic player but stopped playing the Legend to try out other characters. However the Fortitude buffs gave Yakousou enough excitement to try the hero again. It appears that the damage reduction is nothing but “a placebo as it seems the 10% damage that should be negated goes to your HP instead of your shield.” What that means is ultimately there is no damage negation.