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Apex Legends: Crypto map change teaser discovered for Season 3

Published: 21/Sep/2019 15:33 Updated: 21/Sep/2019 16:10

by Andy Williams

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Eagle-eyed fans of Apex Legends have potentially traced Crypto’s footsteps and revealed his current location, following his brief teaser appearance in Singh Labs. 

Apex Legends is filled to the brim with lore from the Titanfall universe; from character backstories to in-game loot, Respawn Entertainment’s attention to detail is undeniable. 

Although the game is well under the one year mark, fans have already been introduced to two season’s worth of content, and with the third season just around the corner, fans of the battle royale are eager to get stuck into the new backstory and setting that will supplement it.

Respawn EntertainmentCrypto is set to make an official appearance on October 1st.

We already know that season 3 will be titled ‘Meltdown’ and will largely revolve around the inclusion of Crypto, whose backstory can be linked back to the Voidwalker event reveal when his logo appeared on a device worn by Ghostwraith.

Crypto made his first official appearance in King’s Canyon in the Singh Labs (located within the Wraith portal between Wetlands and Hydro Dam), when he was caught breaching another computer inside the labs. 

Now, merely days after the first sight of Crypto, u/Meow_BTW has potentially discovered the hacker’s current whereabouts and has posted to the Apex Legends subreddit with their findings.

Crypto has been heard underground, in the region of Swamps.
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The Reddit user hypothesizes that Crypto is currently situated in Swamps, after hearing the same audio cues – that were initially heard when the vigilante scurried away from Singh Labs – just east of the labs’ location. 

The post has gained some traction, with fellow fans of the game supporting the finding that has claimed Crypto’s footsteps to be within earshot of Swamps. 

Of course, should the footsteps transpire to be true, Swamps could be due an overhaul as part of Crypto introduction into Season 3. Undoubtedly, adding a POI to this area would increase the frequency that players visit, given that it is one of the least popular locations within the game. 

Regardless, with multiple theories on Crypto’s intentions currently in circulation, the addition of the character has certainly drummed up interest within the Apex Legends community. At the time of writing, the developers have neither confirmed nor denied the developments to Crypto’s whereabouts.

When is Season 3?

The third season of Apex has been confirmed for an October 1 launch date, when Crypto will finally be unleashed into Kings Canyon.

There will also be a new weapon, the Charge Weapon, plus an improved battle pass and some major changes to the Ranked Play mode.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.