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Apex Legends players devise genius buff for Crypto

Published: 25/Jul/2020 10:56

by Joe Craven


One Apex Legends fan has grown tired of Crypto being too far down the Season 5 pecking order, and has devised a buff for the Surveillance Expert that would better reward players for using him. 

Certain characters have dominated pick rates in Apex Legends since the game first launched. Wraith, Lifeline and Pathfinder have remained incredibly popular, despite some dips as the meta shifts.

One legend, however, who has struggled to make a meaningful impact on the game’s meta is Crypto. The Season 3 legend had the potential to be a game-changer at first, but has quickly sunk into the background of Apex Legends.

His current abilities are the Surveillance Drone, Neurolink and Drone EMP. On paper, they are pretty powerful tools, but many players have quickly learned counters, or to simply make do without the equipment his EMP blast destroys.

Crypto's current abilities in Apex
Crypto’s current abilities in Apex

One Redditor – u/Spylt420 – shared an idea, which pitches a unique Crypto buff. It reads: “Completing a finisher on an enemy reveals that enemy’s team locations for 5 seconds”.

While on paper this might make Crypto overpowered, it’s important to remember that completing a finisher is not entirely without risk. If the player gets caught doing a finisher, they will surely die, and miss out on the finisher bonus. It would therefore fall on the player themselves to determine whether it is safe to carry out a finisher animation.

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This wasn’t the only buff idea though. Another Redditor who liked the idea, u/Clark94vt, suggested that enemies flash up depending on the color of their armor. An enemy who is donning gold armor, for example, would show up gold on the minimap and so on.

Apex Legends buff idea for Crypto

Both these suggestions would fit with Crypto’s character – a hacker known for acquiring information on his foes. The shield indicator, especially, would inform players about whether they should push enemies or not.

An enemy team with all purple and gold armor should not be pushed, whereas a team donning basic armors would be far more susceptible to an attack after having their location revealed.

Respawn Entertainment have proved in the past they are keen to listen to player feedback when it comes to buffing and reworking legends. Whether they do the same with Crypto remains to be seen, but there are certainly plenty of players who believe the Surveillance Expert is in need of a buff.

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Apex Legends leaker claims Heirloom weapon skins are coming

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary


An Apex Legends leaker has claimed that Respawn are planning to add a new tier of weapons skins for guns, at the same rarity as Heirlooms.

There is plenty of choice for players when it comes to customizing their favorite Apex Legends characters or weapons, and Respawn are always releasing new cosmetic items to keep the game fresh.

The cosmetics for characters and weapons are divided into classes, based on how rare they can be to find, and new leaks are suggesting that some more ultra-rare items could be coming.

Mirage's Heirloom pack in Apex Legends
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Gun weapon skins could be the next Heirlooms added to Apex Legends.

Heirloom weapon skins?

The Heirloom melee weapons for certain characters are the rarest items that can be unlocked in Apex Legends and, typically, there is only one of them released for a single Legend, each season.

However, while melee weapons are the only type of Heirloom cosmetics currently available, Apex leaker “SomeoneWhoLeaks” has revealed that ranged Heirloom skins for the different guns in-game might be next.

The leaker revealed that the rumor apparently stemmed from an investor inside EA before reminding Apex Legends fans that it has still yet to be confirmed by Respawn.

“Rumor has it that heirloom weapon skins are coming,” they explained, “this comes from some investors in EA, so take it with a grain of salt.”

The Apex leaker added that these would simply be released as ranged weapon skins but was unsure if they would be released through Heirloom Shards, similarly to the melee weapons that have already been released.

They also revealed that the timeline for when these potential Heirloom skins are coming is still unclear, which makes it unlikely that we will see them for the start of Season 7 on November 4.

While little has been revealed about these ultra-rare weapon skins, it is worth noting that nothing is set in stone and we won’t know for sure until Respawn officially release the rumored cosmetics.

SomeoneWhoLeaks has previously leaked Bangalore’s weapon heirloom, although we’re still to see this arrive in-game.