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Apex Legends dev confirms that each ammo type has a special property

Published: 27/Mar/2019 22:53 Updated: 31/Mar/2019 2:33

by Eli Becht


There are several different ammo types in Apex Legends which offer certain advantages over others, according to a Respawn Entertainment developer.

Apex Legends is like most other battle royales in regards to having many different weapon and ammo types.

However, most of the other games just have different ammo types for different guns, while Apex Legends separates itself from other games by having different ammo types actually causing different effect to enemies.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends has four different ammo types.

Respawn didn’t really make it known that the different ammo types do different things in Apex Legends but it appears that some players at least had some type of idea this was the case. 

Sean Slayback, a Senior Designer at Respawn, confirmed what the different ammo types currently do in Apex Legends in a response to a fan question.

How does each ammo type in Apex Legends differ?

In the current state of Apex Legends, Slayback says all ammo types slow down your enemy when you hit them. And while no ammo class has extra shield breaking power, Energy ammo isn’t slowed by drag and has the fastest flight velocity of all the munition types.

This is all interesting information to those who didn’t know it before. It’s also nice to know that all of the ammo will rip through your shield at an equal pace.

It’s likely Energy ammo just feels stronger since it will shoot faster than any other ammo type currently in the game.

For a visual representation of what each of these ammo types look like in action, YouTuber staycation has uploaded an in-depth breakdown of each type. 

Apex Legends is a game that will receive updates over time in the form of patches and new seasons so it’s possible we could see the ammo change in the future, potentially with new ammo types.

There have been new weapons added in Apex Legends since its launch but all of them have all used ammo that is currently in the game.

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Two essential Apex Legends tips every Crypto main should master

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:19

by Alex Garton


Crypto might not be one of the meta legends in Apex Legends for Season 7, but there’s two handy tricks that will certainly help those who decide to main him get the best out of the Surveillance Expert.

Any player can learn how to play one of fifteen Legends available to choose in Apex. However, to truly master a Legend you need to know the character inside-out.

There’s no better way of developing your knowledge of a Legend than taking advice from players who have committed hundreds of hours to learn their strengths and weaknesses.

For Crypto mains, a video posted to Reddit has revealed a few details that will definitely help take the character to the next level.

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The surveillance expert is unmatched in his ability to scout the enemy.

Two tricks every Crypto main should know

In a video posted to the Apex University subreddit, user EhWhateverOk uncovers two essential tips for mastering the Legend. Although the tricks seem simple, it’s surprising how few Crypto players use them to their advantage.

Earlier in the season, members of the community were using his drone to make a flying Rampart minigun, before it was patched. Now, players can hold down the tactical button to place down the drone without entering drone view – which puts you at a real advantage.

This allows you to place down your drone in heated gunfights without putting yourself at risk to enemies.

Here’s my two biggest tips on how to be a good Crypto. Lots of people say they’ve never seen a good Crypto but I think that’s because nobody knows how to use him! from apexlegends

A common mistake made by Crypto players is getting separated from their team due to using his drone view at the wrong time. This tip allows players to place down Crypto’s drone without the risk of isolating themselves from their team, or leaving him vulnerable.

Therefore, you can also be close to the enemy team when using the ultimate. Simply fly the drone high enough so the spherical hit radius only hits the enemy team and not you.

This is a tip that is so obvious, but not all will know it’s possible to use their ultimate when in close quarters with enemies. Often, Crypto mains will use their ultimate and hit themselves with the radius. As seen in the video, to reduce the hitbox, players will need to fly the drone high enough so only the bottom of the spherical hit radius is used.

Although EhWhateverOk’s video only contains two tips, they’re both incredibly useful to know.