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Apex Legends: All of Crypto’s abilities leaked by data miner

Published: 15/Aug/2019 16:41 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 18:26

by Calum Patterson

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Crypto is expected to be the next character added to Apex Legends and thanks to leakers we now know all four of his abilities, from passive to tactical and ultimate.

Expected to release at the start of Season 3 in October, or possibly even sooner, Crypto was first teased in the trailer for Season 2, with Respawn giving small hints to suggest that he was the reason wildlife invaded Kings Canyon.

Data miner That1MiningGuy previously found hints to suggest one of Crypto’s abilities was hacking into items placed around the map, but details on exactly how it would work were scarce.

Crypto was first teased in the Apex Legends Season 2 trailer.

However, since the big Iron Crown event update on August 13, this same leaker has found a host of new game files, including more detailed descriptions of the legend’s abilities.

According to the game files, which are of course subject to change and possibly still in development, Crypto’s abilities are as follows:

  • Tactical: Aerial Drone – Surveillance camera drone, lasts for 40 seconds, 200 meter range. Can be destroyed. Can hack doors, loot bins and pick up banners with drone.
  • Passive: Neuro Link – Crypto and teammates see what surveillance drone detect up to 30 meters away.
  • Ultimate: Weapon Drone EMP – Charge up an EMP blast from your drone. Deals shield damage, slows enemies and disables all traps.

That1MiningGuy also explains that of all the unreleased legends discovered in the game files, Crypto is by far the most ‘complete’, indicating that development of the character may be almost finished.

The expectation is still that the character will release alongside Season 3, set for sometime in early October, though nothing is confirmed.

If you’re not fully caught up on the backstory and lore of Crypto, check out everything we know from leaks, rumors and teasers here.

The other new legend expected to come after is Rosie, and we also know all of her abilities so far thanks to leaks.

Apex Legends Season 3 will likely release in the first week of October, but Respawn will likely release more teasers to build hype for the launch, meaning we could have confirmation very soon.

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Apex Legends dev reveals brutal finisher they scrapped from the game

Published: 30/Oct/2020 10:03

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends dev Moy Parra has revealed a finisher for Bloodhound that was scrapped before the launch of the battle royale – and it might be the most gruesome one we’ve seen.

With each new season in Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment releases a new legend, tonnes of skins and cosmetics in the battle pass, and as we’ve seen more recently, quest lines to further the story of the Apex Games.

These new legends, skins, and items, as we’ve seen before, are typically in development way before they are released and end up finding their way onto the internet either through leaks or official reveals from Respawn themselves. 

However, there’s also a lot that gets left on the cutting room floor. Ideas for the legends that don’t quite fit, or skins that maybe don’t quite match some of the extravagant looks that already in-game. 

Bloodhound in Apex Legends
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Bloodhound has become one of Apex’s most powerful legends over the last few seasons.

The same goes for animations surrounding things like finishing moves. Typically, this can be because they cause bugs and other issues, but sometimes it can be because a move is way too over the top. 

Apex Legends dev Moy Parra, who has revealed some scrapped content before, showed off one of the scrapped finishers for Bloodhound that went a bit over the top. 

The dev showed that one of the initial ideas for Bloodhound would have the legend finish enemies off by sticking a pole into their head. If you think that sounds bad, it gets worse. The technological tracker would also pull on the pole, seemingly beheading their downed opponent. 

As Parra notes, that type of execution might have stuck around if Apex received a similar mature rating as Titanfall, but instead, the battle royale is only a Teen rated title. 

There might be some scope to add more finishers for each legend in the future, but they certainly won’t be as explicit as some of the first ideas that Respawn had.