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Best Apex Legends skin concepts Respawn should use in Season 4

Published: 21/Jan/2020 17:04 Updated: 26/Jan/2020 11:14

by Andy Williams

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Respawn Entertainment has built up quite the reputation for flexing their creative muscles in Apex Legends. But, fans’ own efforts are just as good, and could be perfect for Season 4.

While Apex Legends has taken the battle royale genre by storm for its fluid movement system and fast-paced, character-driven gameplay, Respawn have changed the cosmetic meta by incorporating a plethora of goodies for fans. 

From a seemingly endless option of Legend customization to an abundance of weapon skins, the developers behind the Apex Games have treated fans to plenty of additional cosmetics since launch.

Pathfinder's Grand Soirée Arcade Event.
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The Grand Soirée Arcade Event has brought the Roaring Twenties into the Apex Games.

There’s always room for more though, and players have their own ideas about new outfits for their favorite Legends. Here’s just some of the best ahead of Season 4.

Octane (Luchador)

Reddit user ‘neen87’ has infused Octane’s heritage with Mexican wrestlers with their skin concept. 

Combining the Adrenaline Junkie’s base character model with a cape and wreslting mask, the skin was lapped up by the Apex Legends community — achieving over 1.1k upvotes.

Octane skin idea – Luchador from apexlegends

Snow Day Octane

Artist, ‘Wolfdawgartcorner’ has also put their stamp on an Octane skin. A skin fit for an Arctic expedition, ‘Snow Day’ would be the perfect attire for World’s Edge’s Epicenter.

Snow Day Octane – Skin Concept from apexlegends

Crypto (Tae Joon Park)

Self-proclaimed loremaster, ‘FrozenFroh’ has delivered simple Crypto design which has ties into the Surveillance Expert’s past (before going rogue after his sister mysteriously vanished).

Although a simple render on, the skin idea stems from Crypto’s previous identity as Tae Joon Park. Given that Respawn have been keen to tie into character lore with their character skins (i.e., Wraith Voidwalker), Tae Joon might be an ideal way to spruce the latest Legend.

Crypto skin concept: Tae Joon Park from apexlegends

Hype Beast Wattson

Reddit user ‘_artem155_’ has created a ‘Hype Beast’ skin for Wattson, which appears to be inspired from Crypto’s new Grand Soirée skin. 

Given Wattson’s technological proficiency, the skin – which is complete with LEDs embedded in the collar – arguably suits her character more than Crypto. Having gained almost 10k upvotes and a reply from a Respawn developer, a ‘Hype Beast’ render of Wattson could make its way into World’s Edge at some point throughout Season 4.

Hype Beast Wattson from apexlegends

Putrid Plague Doctor Caustic

Another entry from the talents of Wolfdawgartcorner, a play on an experiment gone wrong, the notorious plague doctor from the 17th century is fitting attire for Apex Games’ very own mad scientist.

Putrid Plague Doctor Caustic – Skin Concept from apexlegends

 

Given Respawn’s interaction with the Apex Legends’ community, fans everywhere continue to post their creative efforts. Who knows, perhaps one of the above concepts will be available in Respawn’s flagship battle royale at some point in the future.

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Apex Legends trick with Crypto’s drone makes it harder to destroy

Published: 31/Oct/2020 22:55 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 17:47

by Daniel Cleary

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A clever movement trick has been found with Crypto’s Drone in Apex Legends, making it much harder for opponents to shoot and destroy the flying surveillance device. Here’s how you can try it for yourself.

Every character in Apex Legends has a unique set of abilities that can give them an advantage in gunfights they take in the battle royale, and Crypto’s skills are focused around his surveillance drone.

While Crypto is one of the least played characters out of the Apex Games cast, his drone can be useful to scout out any enemies and mark them for allies in-game.

Crypto at table in Apex Legends
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A movement trick has been found for Crypto’s drone.

Although his Drone EMP ultimate ability is quite effective, it can be tricky to pull off, as the drone can be shot out of the air before it gets close enough. However, Apex players have now found a trick with Crypto that could make his abilities much more useful than before.

As Crypto’s drone makes up a lot of his kit, seeing an enemy destroy it before getting the chance to use it can be incredibly frustrating, but this tactic makes it harder to target.

Apex player u/LiTozaVr shared the tip that could improve your flying skills and make it difficult to lock onto the drone, by decreasing the number of sharp turns you make, which slows the drone down, and allowing you to “ground surf.” Here’s how to try it:

Ground Surf (Advanced Drone Movement) from apexlegends

How to make Crypto’s drone harder to destroy

  1. Deploy your drone when playing as Crypto.
  2. Use the vertical descent button (CTRL, B, or Circle) until the drone reaches the ground.
  3. Keep the vertical descent button pressed when moving along the ground.
  4. While flying the drone, you can gain a bit of acceleration by changing the vertical position of the camera.
  5. To achieve the maximum speed of this acceleration, you need to hold the camera at about a 25-30 degree angle.
  6. By doing this, you should be able to build your speed up with each turn and the momentum will cancel out any sharp turns the drone will take.

So, there you have it. Once you follow these steps you should be able to learn the clever technique and improve your Crypto skills for future matches.

As this trick can be quite difficult to master, it might be worth practicing it in the Firing Range before trying it in a real match.