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Creative Apex Legends system lets players choose which map to play on

Published: 2/Dec/2019 22:12

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends players have been split on Season 3 since the game defaults to World’s Edge when loading up into a match – but that could be fixed with a popular voting system.

While the allure of World’s Edge managed to give players a new way to experience the Apex Games, a lot of people in the community have been missing the game’s first map, Kings Canyon.

The Respawn Entertainment devs have already shown that they’re willing to take the action of the Apex Games back to its original destination, but one player devised a way to keep both maps in active rotation.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers were thrilled to hop into World’s Edge at the start of Season 3, but it looks like some are missing Kings Canyon.

Reddit user ‘tr15ton’ made a mock-up for what could be an effective way to decide on which of the two Apex maps players can jump into: “Maybe the lobby could vote for the map they wanted to play on.”

They paired the idea with an image of two prompts on the character select screen where players would also give their choice of which map to play on.

The concept has drawn a ton of support from the Apex Legends community, especially since players are starting to miss Kings Canyon.

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Though it isn’t without its faults, as some members of the fan base instantly saw how the idea could give way to a few problems if applied.

“Bad idea. Sounds like a good way for a lot of people to drop when the stage they don’t want gets selected,” user ‘J_the_Hero’ said. “Which then leads to about 10 full squads max and maybe another 5 squads of 1 or 2 players.”

Additionally, with 60 players to a given lobby, a split decision would also be possible which could present a strange situation for players in the game.

Respawn EntertainmentRespawn Entertainment is building their battle royale with more than just gameplay in mind, but having a way to go back to previous maps would make a ton of players happy.

Even still other people suggested improvements like a “Random map” selection, a “Preferred map” option to streamline the vote, matchmaking based on said preferred map option, and more.

While Respawn’s lore-centric battle royale could see the map change with major updates to the story, an idea like this would be an intriguing way to bring a bit of map diversity to the Apex Games.

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How to master Crypto in Apex Legends: Tips & Tricks

Published: 1/Dec/2020 13:20

by Alex Garton

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Crypto isn’t the most popular character in Apex Legends, but that’s only because most players don’t know how to use him properly. Here’s how to play as Crypto, the Surveillance Expert who specializes in scouting opponents and obtaining key information for your squad.

Crypto’s kit is unique and unlike any other Legend on the Apex roster. His ability to scout ahead and maintain an awareness of his surroundings can be an incredible tool in the right player’s hands.

However, when utilized poorly or at the wrong time, it can hinder you and your squadmates significantly. This is partly why Crypto has garnered a polarizing reputation among the Apex Legends community.

There’s no doubt Crypto can be a staple part of any squad, but he’s a much more cerebral character – less about flashy plays, and more about intelligent ones. Let’s check out his abilities and a few tips and tricks to help you master Crypto.

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Crypto’s kit revolves around his tactical ability ‘Surveillance Drone’.

How to use Crypto’s abilities best

Passive: Neurolink

Crypto’s passive is interconnected with his tactical Surveillance Drone. Enemies detected by the drone within 30 meters of Crypto are marked for you and your squadmates to see. This allows you to constantly maintain an awareness of your surroundings and potential threats.

Tactical: Surveillance Drone

Crypto’s kit is completely centered around his Surveillance Drone, so it’s imperative you know when and how to use it effectively. The ability allows Crypto to deploy an aerial drone that can scout the surrounding area. If the drone is destroyed, there is a 40-second cooldown before another device can be deployed. It’s key you’re utilizing the drone to scout the surrounding area for enemy squads and their exact position, Then, you can use that information to plan an organized push or make a quick escape.

Ultimate: Drone EMP

Drone EMP is Crypto’s ultimate ability and allows him to activate an EMP blast that deals shield damage, slows enemies, and disables traps. The position of the EMP can be controlled via his drone making it possible to use from a distance. This makes the ability incredibly effective before an orchestrated push with your team. After the EMP, an enemy squad should be sufficiently weakened, giving you and your teammates a huge advantage.

Crypto tips and tricks

Utilize the banners located across the map

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Crypto can use the banners located around the map to gain key information for his squad.

Crypto’s Surveillance Drone is incredibly useful for scouting enemy squads, even when you can’t see them. Flying your drone up to one of the digital banners will show you exactly how many enemy squads are in the area. This allows you to stay prepared and prevents an enemy squad from sneaking up on you. Make sure you keep your drone hovering in front of a banner so you can flick back and forth from drone view and keep tabs on any enemy squads in the area.

Crypto’s drone can collect squad banners

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Crypto’s drone makes him the best Legend for recovering player banners.

Crypto can collect fallen teammates’ banners with his Surveillance Drone. This means he has the most consistent and safest method of collecting player banners out of any Legend on Apex’s roster. It’s worth noting he can even use his drone to collect banners that are outside of the radius of the safe area, as his drone is not affected by ring damage.

Don’t overuse your drone

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Crypto’s drone can be an amazing tool but it can also be his downfall.

As useful as Crypto’s Surveillance Drone can be, it is also the reason why he has reputation for being an underwhelming Legend. When you’re inside drone view, you are isolating yourself from your squad with the positive being that you are providing information. A key skill for Crypto players is knowing when to leave drone view and assist in gunfights. It’s extremely easy to stay in your drone for too long, resulting in your squad being at a huge disadvantage. Remember, just because the drone is available doesn’t mean you always have to use it.

Deploy drones without entering drone view and reduce EMP radius

Here’s my two biggest tips on how to be a good Crypto. Lots of people say they’ve never seen a good Crypto but I think that’s because nobody knows how to use him! from r/apexlegends

These tips are courtesy of u/EhWhateverOk and showcase two simple Crypto tricks that a lot of players are unaware of.

By holding down the tactical button, players can deploy a drone without entering drone view. This allows Crypto’s to keep up with their team and avoid putting their squad at a disadvantage.

Finally, Crypto’s EMP ultimate has a spherical hit radius. This means if you fly the drone upwards, the hit radius of the EMP is reduced and will often prevent the ability from hitting you and your teammates.


Hopefully, this guide has helped you pick up the basics of Crypto and taught you a few tips and tricks that you might not have made use of. If you don’t play him often, or haven’t tried him in a while, it might be the perfect time to give him another shot.