Apex Legends

Clever Crypto buff could be exactly what Apex Legends needs

Published: 27/Oct/2019 16:59 Updated: 27/Oct/2019 17:26

by Andy Williams

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Crypto’s addition into Apex Legends: Season 3 has provided fans with a more conservative style of play a new Legend which they can exploit — but does the Surveillance Expert need a buff?

Crypto was officially introduced into the Apex Legends universe as part of the sizable update which came as part of Season 3: Meltdown. 

However, although fans have relished his cryptic backstory, the character hasn’t quite had the same in-game impact of previous additions to the diverse roster of characters.

Respawn EntertainmentCrypto’s abilities are somewhat restricted to specific situations.

On paper, Crypto brings a set of game-changing abilities. However, the encryption expert hasn’t quite revamped the meta in the way that Respawn would have perhaps intended. 

Given the logistical restrictions which Crypto’s set of abilities bring to the table, a Reddit user has given an insight into how the developers could enhance the vigilante hacker’s impact. 

Posted to the Apex Legends subreddit, the user proposed the following changes:

  • Passive: Increase scan from 30m to 50m.
  • Tactical: Increase drone health and slightly reduce the sound they make.
  • Ultimate: Shorter time (to obtain); increase time of stun. Can disable Gibraltar’s Shield and Wattson’s Ultimate.

My idea for a Crypto buff since imo he’s too weak. from r/apexlegends

Implementing the suggested changes would mean that Crypto’s ability to spy on his opponents would be significantly improved (which is essentially the entire premise behind the character). 

Moreover, should Crypto’s Ultimate alteration would change the dynamic of playing the character entirely, given that the EMP currently has very little in-game implications (other than the shield damage dealt). 

However, some argued that this wouldn’t be enough to solve Crypto’s struggles, arguing that his real downfall is his inability to “defend himself” with his abilities.

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Gibraltar’s Shield has been a topical point of discussion within the community, given the size of the shield and buff that it provides to a player’s health. 

Although the changes put forward offer more of an enticing slant to the Korean’s character, it is difficult to imagine whether or not they would leave a significant enough footprint on World’s Edge to alter the meta entirely. 

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Apex Legends fixes annoying Rampart & Treasure Pack bugs in Dec 1 patch

Published: 1/Dec/2020 20:51 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 20:54

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends devs have rolled out fixes for frustrating Season 7 bugs that makes players face an infinite loading screen and a separate glitch causing Rampart’s turret not to stick to the Trident.

Treasure packs returned to Apex for Season 7, as a way to keep the battle pass interesting and give players something to come back and search for every single day, if you don’t get trapped, that is.

The packs have become a significant part of Apex matches since players don’t want to miss one and fall behind on completing the set and miss out on some cosmetics.

For some though, the packs have caused major issues during Season 7 though, as a bug would randomly lock them in a loading screen.

An Apex Legends treasure pack
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Treasure Packs were introduced in Apex Legends season 6, and now they’ve caused quite the headache.

That wasn’t all throwing players off. Rampart mains also found that, while it was advertised in the Season 7 trailer, the legend’s turret wouldn’t always stick to the new Trident vehicles.

Both of these bugs have definitely been getting under players’ skin, but the good news is Respawn have rolled out a fix for both issues that will hopefully put an end to the incoveniences.

“As an FYI, we’ve deployed a small patch to re-enable the ability to place Rampart’s turret on the Trident as well as provide a fix for players who are getting stuck on certain menu pages,” Apex wrote on Twitter on Dec. 1.

This means that once you log in following the update, treasure packs should no longer get you caught in a loop, and Rampart can once again fire Sheila atop the Trident.

Previous reports claimed that another update had been rolled out to try and fix the treasure pack glitch already, but if you’ve been on Apex’s Reddit recently you’ll see still numerous posts of people still encountering it, and a similar issue with getting stuck on the main loading screen as well.

Despite a few bumps like this along the way, Season 7 has generally been well-received by the Apex community, so hopefully, this patch takes care of these issues for good and let us get back to playing.