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Apex Legends leak reveals in-game Crypto teaser coming soon

Published: 10/Sep/2019 14:33 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 15:16

by David Purcell

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A new in-game teaser for unreleased Legend Crypto is set to release in Apex Legends, according to leaked game files.

It’s expected that a new character will be added at the start of each new season, with next being Season 3 in October. After all, that’s the system we’ve seen from Respawn Entertainment so far. 

However, before the Legend is released into the game fully, Respawn have often dropped sneaky hints about them to build some hype, and it looks like the same is happening again for Crypto.

Teves3D, RedditA first-look at Crypto was potentially leaked by a Reddit user in August.

We’ve already seen Crypto’s laptop appear in Kings Canyon and it seems like the next teaser is going to involve his drone, if data mined game files found by RealApexLeaks are accurate.

The leaker revealed its latest findings from a data mine on September 10, which mentions both a drone and a spotlight. It’s all but confirmed that one of Crypto’s abilities will feature this drone, and other leakers have already given us a look at it in action.

While the details are clearly scarce at the time of writing, there’s no doubt that this could be yet another domino to fall in the buildup to Crypto’s release. 

Wording of the game files suggests that there will be an option to not only spawn a drone, but adjust spotlight intensity as well. It might well be preparation for an upcoming event or more simply a “tease”, as the file names indicate.

Several animations for Crypto’s drone technology have also been leaked, as reported on September 4, and can be seen below. 

via Gfycat

A hint like Octane’s jump pad?

This wouldn’t be the first time that a Legend’s ability has been added to the game before their official release.

Back before the launch of Season 1, Octane’s jump pad was placed randomly near Market, confusing everyone, until he was officially added to the game at the start of the first season.

Apex LegendsOctane’s jump pad was added to Apex Legends before the character himself. Will it happen again?

It’s unknown as to whether Respawn will be adding the Crypto teaser or not, but if you’re a believer in the age-old saying of ‘no smoke without fire’ then these leaks will be particularly encouraging. 

Until we have official confirmation from developers, though, it’s probably best to take these leaks with a pinch of salt. After all, just because they have been added to the game’s files doesn’t mean they won’t be amended before they make it into the final product.

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All confirmed buffs coming in Apex Legends Season 7

Published: 24/Oct/2020 11:12

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is almost here, and that means changes to characters. So, we’ve rounded up all the buffs that Respawn have confirmed so far.

With each new Apex Legends season, players are always looking forward to getting their hands on a new Legend as well as seeing what’s been changed to existing Legends, weapons, and items.

As Season 7 is on the horizon, Respawn have begun to roll out their teasers – with a familiar-looking UFO turning up on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge.

Aside from that, the devs have also been planting seeds about what buffs and nerfs are coming in the new season. So, we’ve rounded up the buffs that we know about so far.

Mirage

As one of Apex’s most popular characters, players have been desperate for Respawn to give Mirage a power increase, even after his abilities rework.

Those changes have always been on the horizon, as devs have answered numerous questions with positives answers about buffs, and those promises will finally come to fruition with the start of Season 7.

Daniel Klein, a game designer for Respawn, confirmed that they’ve been testing changes to his Life of the Party ult, so that could be the main change that the Holographic Trickster receives next season.

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Mirage is finally set to receive some changes.

Octane

Octane is also confirmed to be getting some positive treatment, but Respawn say it will only be a “tiny buff,” so no indication exactly what it will be yet. 

Rampart

As for Rampart, while a buff has been confirmed, there haven’t been any hints as to what it could entail. Since her introduction, players have made a number of suggestions – including being able to move around while firing her minigun. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see on that front. 

Octane in Apex Legends
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Octane will receive a “tiny buff” in Season 7.

Pathfinder

Pathfinder will also be receiving a change to the cooldown on his grapple ability. However, the last time this was labeled a buff, it actually turned out to be a nerf

Audio

Not a buff as such, but Respawn have also confirmed that lots of progress has been made on audio problems, which have been plaguing the game for months, and these fixes will be coming in Season 7.

As for what else is coming in Season 7, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know here. We’ll just have to wait until November 4, when the new season starts, to see it all in action.