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Apex Legends players want a fix to Crypto’s infinite Drone EMP exploit

Published: 16/Jul/2020 2:10 Updated: 16/Jul/2020 2:14

by Alan Bernal


An Apex Legends player came across a bizarre Crypto bug that let their Drone produce an “unlimited” amount of EMP blast, letting it make continuously sweeping rounds of charges.

There’s been a few glitches with Crypto and his flying drone, like the ability to infinitely slide while calling up the device, but this one could have strong implications if someone were to come across it during their matches in the Apex Arena.


Clipped by user ‘a_babyshark,’ the glitch shows the drone running rampant on the squad below it. After the player was affected by the initial discharge, they can be seen prepping a Shield Battery to make up for the lost protection.

Midway through the progress bar, the static electricity that covers the frame of the screen signalling another EMP blast had appeared. As soon as they finished applying the Battery, the blast once again wiped out the full shield.

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The Drone managed to emit multiple consecutive blasts.

These kinds of scenes typically tend to happen during a fight in the closing rounds when there are numerous Cryptos using their ults in the last stages of a match. But there was only one player to account for in the nearby vicinity, according to a_babyshark.

But the clip shows the squad making use of the bug with Crypto perpetually softening up the opposing teams while the other two members clean up those affected by the charges.

“It’s one Crypto using his EMP over and over again,” they said. “He was kill-feeding the Mirage and Pathfinder. In the video you see it go off multiple times from the same drone.”


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Some had suspicions that it was a savvy Crypto making use of the Charge Towers, but the player noted that that was highly unlikely, saying: “Impossible even if he was on a Charge Tower.”

It’s unclear what could cause this kind of glitch or if it’s reproducible, but it would surely be a high priority for the Apex Legends devs to look at for a possible fix.

Stay tuned to Dexerto for updates to see if Respawn Entertainment addresses the bug before more players looking to make use of it catch on.

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Respawn dev explains why Forge’s abilities wouldn’t work in Apex Legends

Published: 17/Oct/2020 13:37

by Daniel Cleary


Respawn developer Daniel Klein has explained why Forge’s planned abilities – before Revenant murdered him in cold blood – would not work in Apex Legends, if he was ever to be added as a playable character.

Following the addition of Rampart in Season 6, there are now 14 unique Legends in Respawn’s battle royale, and with even more on the way, fans are always speculating about who could be next to join the cast in the Apex Games.


While Respawn has already been hinting towards the Season 7 Legend, after players discovered a teaser for a new character called Horizon in the firing range, there are plenty of characters in the Apex universe who could be also introduced.

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Horzion was the latest Legend to be teased in-game.

One character who has been heavily featured in the Apex lore but was not added as a playable Legend is Forge. The People’s Champ was known for his melee combat skills but was killed off by Revenant before his scheduled arrival in Season 4. Respawn confirmed it was all a ploy to misdirect data miners.


Since then, Apex players have been eager to see the return of Forge, in some manner, but game designer Daniel Klein, who focuses on Legend design in particular, explained why his abilities couldn’t have worked in Apex Legends. Fake concept art and abilities were leaked in the game files, to put off the leakers.

Forge’s abilities were heavily melee-based and the Respawn dev claimed it would be difficult to make use of them with the standard Apex Legends playstyle.

After one Apex Legends player claimed that Forge’s abilities were “wasted potential,” Klein responded revealing that the leaked set of abilities were only made to trick the community and that they would not have been used.


“With respect, his abilities were s***posts that we would never even put into prototyping,” he explained. “You can’t have a melee character in a gun game and have them be both impactful and healthy for the core combat loop of the game.”

Forge’s “leaked” abilities were:

  • Pull Shot (Hook): Short-range grapple that pulls enemies into you or can be used to launch yourself into the air.
  • Ground Slam: Press crouch while airborne to slam into the ground below.
  • K.O. Punch (High Jump): Jump forward in a direction. Press crouch while airborne to slam into the ground below.
  • One-Two (One-Two Punch): Bullrush in a straight line. If you hit an enemy along the way, press again to do an upper-cut launching you into the air.
  • On The Ropes: Enhances your melee to do more damage the lower your health is. Dealing melee damage gives you temporary overshield.
  • Victory Rush: Killing a player with a melee attack restores your health and gives you a 30% speed boost for 10 seconds.

While his abilities did not synergize well with the current Apex Legends playstyle, players are still holding out hope for the character to return, in some fashion, for a later season.


However, it does not look like Respawn has any intention of bringing the character back anytime soon, but we’ll just have to wait and see.