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Apex Legends Crypto buff could make him Pathfinder’s biggest threat

Published: 15/Apr/2020 12:23

by Andy Williams


Crypto has been dubbed one of the weaker Legends in the Apex Games, but a buff concept surrounding his Passive and Tactical abilities could place him in contention with the likes of Wraith and Pathfinder.

After Crypto’s grand entrance back in Season Three, the Surveillance Expert has been somewhat underwhelming in the aftermath of the events that brought us to World’s Edge.

And after receiving a few minor tweaks, Crypto still remains near the bottom of the pile relative to his other Apex Games counterparts.

Crypto using abilities in Apex Legends.
Crypto can see everything through their Surveillance Drone, while giving teammates key intel.

It is for this reason that plenty have suggested some concepts which could bolster Crypto’s chances. One Redditor suggested that Crypto could ping enemy banners to reveal their proximity relative to your team, while another user suggested that his drone could act as a means for collecting loot.

While in the grand scheme of things, these suggestions are perfectly viable, they wouldn’t give Crypto enough of an edge to tip the scales in his favor. However, one player has sparked a series of ingenious ideas that could make him a big threat in the Apex Games.

After stating that Crypto’s Passive and Tactical abilities should be merged into one (similar to how Wattson’s Perimeter Security fences work), the suggestion post was met with a flood of ideas on how to make Crypto an even great hacker.

#Crypto needs a real passive from apexlegends

One user commented suggesting that Crypto “should be able to tamper with electronic devices in the game, like activating used Respawn Beacons again, or hack Survey Beacons for reconnaissance purposes.”

Given Crypto’s knack for hacking, this would play perfectly into the character’s lore while giving him a unique quirk that would make him much more versatile on the battlefield.

Moreover, others suggested that Crypto’s newfound Passive could hack enemy equipment, such as Wattson’s fences, Caustic’s Nox Traps or even Gibraltar’s Dome Shield — however, this might well just make him the most overpowered character in the game.

Pathfinder's Survey Beacon map.
Crypto would be able to hack used Survey Beacons and get intel on the next circle.

So, providing the Surveillance Expert with a ‘Hacker’ Passive Ability that reactivates used Survey Beacons and/or Respawn Beacons could potentially turn the tide in his favor.

One thing’s for sure, with Crypto currently standing as one of the most underpowered characters in the game, Respawn could definitely do with buffing him before another Legend comes in and bumps him further down the pile.

When we asked players to pick which Legend needed a buff most, Mirage and Octane were the most popular selections, with Crypto not far behind.

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Apex Legends leaks reveal Pathfinder Town Takeover coming in Season 7

Published: 28/Oct/2020 3:21

by Isaac McIntyre


Pathfinder will be the next Apex Legends character to get a Town Takeover, and the first to have their own personalized POI on new map Olympus, according to playtester images that have leaked ahead of the Season 7 update.

Town Takeovers are one of the most exciting events in Apex Legends. Not only do they bring new lore and backstories for their focal legend, but they also add special points of interest to the battle royale map as well, branded in unique ways.

Octane, Wraith, and Crypto have already enjoyed Town Takeovers on Kings Canyon, while Apex Legends’ second map, World’s Edge, hosted Mirage and Bloodhound events over the past few seasons. Now it looks like it’s finally Pathfinders turn.

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Pathfinder looks set to become the first Apex Legends character with a Town Takeover on Olympus.

According to leaked playtester images shared by dataminer Biast12, the loveable robot will be getting a huge POI when Apex Legends shifts to new map Olympus in Season 7. 

The new Pathfinder point of interest will be a massive boxing arena.

In the leaked POI image, which is slightly blurry and back-and-white, Pathfinder can be seen wearing his heirloom gloves, and posing on a poster emblazoned with his name. The circle building behind it certainly looks like a sports stadium too.

Biast12 also said the leaked image only shows “part of [the whole] Pathfinder’s Town Takeover.” There is also allegedly a stadium “on the other side of the wall.”

Considering it’s just a single image that’s leaked so far, it’s tough to get a good picture of what the Town Takeover may actually look like. Biast12 did tease it could have “a bunch of zip lines everywhere” after replying to one fan’s comment.

When will Pathfinder’s Town Takeover start?

The Pathfinder Town Takeover will be in Season 7, and appears to be hosted on Olympus. Beyond that, however, a possible start date for the event is a little hazy.

The Mirage Voyage point of interest is the closest Town Takeover date-wise that we have to go off. It was released on Dec. 12, 2019, two months into Season 3. If Respawn sticks to the same formula, we could see Pathfinder’s arena at a similar time of year.

In fact, it could basically be bang on the same week. Season 7 arrives on Nov. 4 ⁠— yes, it’s still set for then, despite a little update scare this week ⁠— and eight weeks after that lands on Tuesday, December 8. That’s about as close as you can get!

Town Takeover teasers usually start earlier too. We may start to see Pathfinder teasers for the arena in mid-November, once we’ve settled into life on Olympus.

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Pathfinder fans will be loving Apex Legends Season 7, from the sounds of it.

For now, we’ll just have to wait for official confirmation from Respawn about the exciting new takeover. The developers have never commented on Town Takeover leaks before, so the first time we see anything new could be in-game on Dec. 8.

Whether they comment or not, however, it looks like there’s a lot of exciting new content on the way at the start of next month. Season 7 will finally arrive, along with a new Legend, a brand-new map, vehicles, clubs, and more.