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Apex Legends: First look at Crypto’s leaked Aerial Drone abilities

Published: 4/Sep/2019 9:51 Updated: 4/Sep/2019 10:10

by Matt Porter

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Data miners scouring through the Voidwalker event officially kicked off on Tuesday, September 3, and brought with it a host of new cosmetic items and challenges for players to enjoy throughout the 14 days it runs for.

While many focused on the exciting new additions, data miners immediately started searching through the patch for hidden files, with Reddit user Miniguyw finding Crypto’s drone device, seemingly confirming prior leaks regarding his abilities.

Respawn EntertainmentDataminers have revealed how Crypto’s drone will function.

On August 15, That1MiningGuy revealed that Crypto would use an Aerial Drone as part of his tactical ability, allowing him to survey the landscape around him while he ventures through King’s Canyon in search of victories, while his ultimate would send out an EMP blast to shut down the electronic items of opponents.

Now, Miniguyw has given Apex Legends fans their first look at the robot, uploading a video showing the drone in action, rattling off an EMP strike, and even what it will look like when it’s been deployed or recalled.

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According to previous leaks, the Aerial Drone will act as a surveillance camera, and will last for 40 seconds with a 200 meter range. While it can be destroyed by opponents, what makes it especially useful is the fact that it can hack doors and loot bins, and can even pick up the banners of fallen teammates, making it easier to collect them and revive your teammates.

There’s currently no official release date for Crypto, but the fact that his drone has appeared in the game’s files does indicate that he is almost ready, with a Season 3 release in October a distinct possibility.

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Apex Legends leak reveals ranked solos and more game modes in the works

Published: 15/Jan/2021 10:45

by Connor Bennett

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A fresh Apex Legends leak has pointed at more game modes coming in Season 8 and beyond, including ranked Solos mode and another iteration of Kings Canyon. 

As the Apex Legends seasons have gone on, Respawn Entertainment have added a number of different game modes to the battle royale. For the most part, these limited-time modes have either been slight or major tweaks on the typical last man standing formula of a battle royale.

With Season 8 on the horizon, some leaks have started to filter out about Apex’s second anniversary season – including who we might see as a new legend, current legend tweaks, and of course, limited-time modes. 

These leaks have revealed a team deathmatch-like game mode, that would be played on Kings Canyon, coming to Apex at some point, but a fresh set of leaks have revealed that the devs have more than just that up their sleeve.

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Apex has been awash with LTMs, just like the Winter Express mode.

Apex Legends leaker SomeoneWhoLeaks posted the new images on January 14, showing the activity feed from somebody testing out new game modes ahead of Season 8. 

Them team deathmatch style mode – known as Arenas – makes an appearance, as does something called Anniversary Event Kings Canyon, as well as game modes called Locked and Loaded and Death Trigger.

However, what is the most interesting part of it all, is that there a reference to a Ranked Solos mode. It does look a little different from the rest as its listed as “#PL_Ranked_Leagues_solo!”

Its inclusion is incredibly interesting as, whenever fans have asked for a solos mode, Respawn has been against it – stating that they have data that points to solos not being “healthy” for the battle royale.

They reiterated their position on January 8, saying that a solos mode would not be coming to Apex. It could be a case that the mode is being tested to assess more data, so, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens here.