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Clever Apex Legends Crypto trick lets you use survey beacons faster

Published: 21/Aug/2020 9:50

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have a got a clever tip that allows Crypto mains to quickly use a Survey Beacon without needing to get up close and personal with it. 

The survey beacons have always been an incredibly helpful tool for Apex Legends players. By interacting with a beacon, you can get a heads up on the next rotation you’re going to have to make – meaning you can easily flank unsuspecting enemies.

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Prior to the start of Apex Legends sixth season, Pathfinder was the only Recon class legend that could walk up and use a survey beacon to reveal the next rotation for the circle.

That has, of course, since changed. Now both Bloodhound and Crypto have the power to do so as well. Though, in the case of Crypto, he does a bit of a leg up on his fellow Recon legends as there is a way for him to use a beacon without standing out in the open. 

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Crypto has a few tips and tricks up his sleeve that not everybody knows.

That’s right, you can hide in a corner, throw out Crypto’s drone, find a survey beacon, and then use the drone to scan. You don’t need to be stood next to the beacon when playing as Crypto.

By using the drone, you can always speed up the process of having the beacon search for the next ring. It only takes a split second when using the drone instead of the three or four seconds it would being stood there as Crypto. 

This means that if you choose to play slowly on the edge of the ring, you won’t have to give your position up to get the jump on the next rotation. Just toss out the drone and let it do the work for you. 

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As helpful as it is, the tip isn’t completely foolproof. For starters, you obviously have to have a beacon inside the range of the drone – you can’t just fly around the map looking for one. 

On top of that, you’ll also have to hope that no one decides to shoot your drone down mid-flight, otherwise, your plan will be blown to bits.

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How to instantly enter Crypto’s Drone in Apex Legends Season 6

Published: 19/Oct/2020 9:41

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got a clever new way to quickly access Crypto’s drone, but it might not be around all that much longer. 

Since Respawn released Apex Legends back in February of 2019, the roster of legends has grown and grown – giving players a tonne of different ways to play the battle royale as they go in search of wins. 

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With the addition of a new legend each season, players have the chance to rethink things, figure out new strategies, and ultimately learn a whole new set of abilities. 

This can lead to some pretty neat tricks being uncovered. In the case of Crypto, players have always tried to find quick ways to get into his drone. That’s included jumping on top of bins and charge towers, but now, there is a new way to instantly access the tactical ability. However, it might not be along for all the long. 

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Crypto has become one of Apex Legends’ most popular characters as the seasons have unfolded.

The new way to instantly use the drone was pointed out by Reddit user bricious, who showed that you need to have a holo-spray ready to go for whenever you want to use the drone. 

By tossing out the holo-spray while also quickly tapping the button you use to access the tactical ability, the animation that loads up the drone will be canceled right away and you’ll instantly be able to fly around with the drone. 

Similar to the Octane speed boost glitch seen earlier in Season 6, it’s all about the timing, but it doesn’t look ultra-difficult to perfect either. 

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Pro Crypto tip: Press the tactical button while throwing a holo-spray to instantly get in the drone. from apexlegends

Yet, as some other players pointed out, it might not be around for too long given the leg up it gives to Crypto mains by cutting out the initial loading animation.

Some other players, like Redditor SnaxelZ, pointed out that because it needs a holo spray, the tactic is also pretty “pay to win.” However, we’ll just have wait and see as to whether or not Respawn decides to patch it.