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Apex Legends: Crypto teaser is “loading” into the game

Published: 10/Sep/2019 20:02 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 20:52

by Alan Bernal


Apex Legends players are reporting multiple sightings of a “decryption hack” loading in various parts of King’s Canyon, possibly signaling a teaser for Crypto.

Due to leaks teasing an in-game reveal for the upcoming Legend, players have been looking forward to finally seeing what Respawn has in store for its 11th character for the game. While the community has already seen Crypto’s influence on Kings Canyon, he has yet to make a full appearance.

As Apex Legends Season 3 fast approaches, it looks like Respawn Entertainment is on the cusp of giving players a load of new info regarding the mysterious Legend that has been eluding players so far.

Respawn EntertainmentIterations of Crypto have been appearing throughout the game and its lore since Apex Legends’ launch. (seen in the background banner)

In September 10 reports, players have been seeing loading bars across multiple screens in the Apex Games with text that reads: “BNR-OS KEY DECRYPT.”

At the time of writing, the loading bar is at 28% with some players believing that Respawn will launch an in-game reveal when it reaches to the full 100%.

FrozenFroh via RedditApex Legends players believe Crypto has a surprise in store for the game soon.

“So it’s actually loading in real-time?” one user asked. “Maybe we will get an event once it reaches 100%. I hope it’s an S3 tease with a short or a surprise crypto release (though I doubt that).”

Apex Legends lore aficionado ‘FrozenFroh’ has been keeping a close eye on the progress of the bar, but there hasn’t been a definitive answer to how fast it’s loading so far.

Crypto has begun hacking something in King’s Canyon, the bar is currently at 28% from r/apexlegends

Moreover, fan speculation on previous progress of the bar is calculating rough estimates that indicate the loading should be completed by September 14 at around 11 am PST / 2 pm EST / 7 pm BST, though there isn’t a solid confirmation.

There has been a lot of teasers in the lead up to Crypto’s reveal. Previously, dataminers have been collecting troves of leaks for not only the Legend but his rumored robotic companion.

In fact, players went crazy when they found a mysterious laptop inside of the game which belonged to Crypto.

The Apex Legends community has been loving the teasers that are apparently leading up to Crypto’s reveal, and we’ll see what Respawn has in store for its player base when the new progress bars finish loading.

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Apex Legends trick with Crypto’s drone makes it harder to destroy

Published: 31/Oct/2020 22:55 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 17:47

by Daniel Cleary


A clever movement trick has been found with Crypto’s Drone in Apex Legends, making it much harder for opponents to shoot and destroy the flying surveillance device. Here’s how you can try it for yourself.

Every character in Apex Legends has a unique set of abilities that can give them an advantage in gunfights they take in the battle royale, and Crypto’s skills are focused around his surveillance drone.

While Crypto is one of the least played characters out of the Apex Games cast, his drone can be useful to scout out any enemies and mark them for allies in-game.

Crypto at table in Apex Legends
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A movement trick has been found for Crypto’s drone.

Although his Drone EMP ultimate ability is quite effective, it can be tricky to pull off, as the drone can be shot out of the air before it gets close enough. However, Apex players have now found a trick with Crypto that could make his abilities much more useful than before.

As Crypto’s drone makes up a lot of his kit, seeing an enemy destroy it before getting the chance to use it can be incredibly frustrating, but this tactic makes it harder to target.

Apex player u/LiTozaVr shared the tip that could improve your flying skills and make it difficult to lock onto the drone, by decreasing the number of sharp turns you make, which slows the drone down, and allowing you to “ground surf.” Here’s how to try it:

Ground Surf (Advanced Drone Movement) from apexlegends

How to make Crypto’s drone harder to destroy

  1. Deploy your drone when playing as Crypto.
  2. Use the vertical descent button (CTRL, B, or Circle) until the drone reaches the ground.
  3. Keep the vertical descent button pressed when moving along the ground.
  4. While flying the drone, you can gain a bit of acceleration by changing the vertical position of the camera.
  5. To achieve the maximum speed of this acceleration, you need to hold the camera at about a 25-30 degree angle.
  6. By doing this, you should be able to build your speed up with each turn and the momentum will cancel out any sharp turns the drone will take.

So, there you have it. Once you follow these steps you should be able to learn the clever technique and improve your Crypto skills for future matches.

As this trick can be quite difficult to master, it might be worth practicing it in the Firing Range before trying it in a real match.