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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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Apex Legends dev responds to complaints about “recycled” LTMs

Published: 2/Dec/2020 15:49

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends developer has responded to players’ complaints about bringing back old LTMs (limited-time modes), rather than adding new ones. His candid response shed some light on why Respawn continues to “recycle” LTMs and the effort that goes into perfecting them.

The debate surrounding Respawn’s continued use of recycled LTMs is not a new one. Certain members of the Apex community continue to voice their issue with the lack of all-new LTMs being added to the game.

Although there are have been numerous different limited-time modes since Apex released in 2019, Respawn brings back fan-favorites such as Armed & Dangerous and Always be Closing on a regular basis.

Although these modes are generally well-liked, some have assumed that they are recycled as a low effort means of adding ‘new’ content. However, senior game designer Daniel Klien has explained the team’s thinking.

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‘Winter Express’ is the LTM returning with the Holo-Day Bash event.

Apex dev responds to complaints of “recycled” LTMs

Complaints surrounding LTMs on the Holo-Day Bash announcement thread led to a response from the dev. A number of players had expressed their disappointment that ‘Winter Express’ was just another “recycled” mode.

But, the game designer outlined the amount of effort that had gone into perfecting and reworking the ‘Winter Express’ mode: “between the supply ships and the new stations and a LOT of behind the scenes changes to reduce downtime it feels so much better to me.”

Despite the response, this only led to comments stating that ‘Winter Express’ was still a recycled LTM and that no new content had been added.

This led to an extremely candid statement from the developer that revealed the exact reason Respawn choose to bring back fan-favorite LTMs: “Real talk… everyone ASKS for game modes but looking at our numbers, it doesn’t seem like people play them nearly enough for us to put in the amount of effort required to make a new mode.”

This certainly offers some context to the debate surrounding “recycled” LTMs. If the player numbers don’t justify the resources needed to make a new LTM,  then why would Respawn continue to produce them?

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LTMs are popular for a short period of time before players head back to the main modes.

It’s often difficult for developers to grasp what content a player base is looking for. Although social media can be a good indicator, it often only represents those who shout loudest, rather than the entire community.

Respawn devs remain very active and engage with players about issues, so feedback should always be encouraged.