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Cloud9 PVPX uses perfect Crypto trick to beat Apex Legends door blockers

Published: 11/Mar/2020 23:33 Updated: 11/Mar/2020 23:39

by Alan Bernal

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Cloud9 Apex Legends pro Jamison ‘PVPX’ Moore showed how Crypto could be one of the more effective characters to breach a room being safeguarded by door blockers.

The battle royale already lets people kick down doors if something is preventing them from opening it, but the animation locks players momentarily – leaving them wide open for a deadly counterattack.

Luckily, there’s a sly way to use Crypto’s drone that will take a bit of skilled maneuvering to pull off, but can turn up the pressure on a team who think they’re safely held up inside of a building.

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Apex Legends players are making full use of Crypto and his drone.

During a ranked game, PVPX and co came at a standstill against a team who were blocking the entrances of their two-story structure.

As his teammates were moving in, American pro used the drone to scout the perimeter of the building. In front of him was the door that was being blocked by an opponent.

So the pro quickly reexamined their point of attack and sent the drone to the other end of the structure where a back door was being unguarded – just barely beating an enemy running up the entryway.

People never expect the Crypto drone to open the door from the inside from apexlegends

Using the drone to open the backdoor, PVPX quickly maneuvered his way upstairs where he spotted a crouching Wraith blocking the initial point of entry.

While the Wraith’s attention was aimed at the invading drone, PVPX hacked the entrance they were blocking – swinging the door outward and giving his teammate a clean shot at the opponent.

The attack also took the second opponent in the building by surprise, resulting in a quick clean up by PVPX’s teammate.

There are plenty of tricks that the remote drone can do in Apex that some people might not be aware of.

“I just recently started playing Crypto and omg, you just made me even more excited to play him!” Reddit user ‘Childish_Tevino1214’ said after watching the play.

A breach like this can be tricky to do in other situations, but most buildings in the Apex Games have alternate points of access that could be used to take door blockers by surprise.

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What’s coming in Apex Legends Season 7? Horizon, Olympus, Trident, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 16:43 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 18:42

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is on the horizon, which means a new Legend, new weapons and even a new map. So, here’s everything we know so far.

Since releasing back in February 2019, Apex Legends has cemented itself as one of the premier battle royale games around. 

Season 7 has been moved up a week, now starting on November 4, cutting your time short to complete the battle pass, if you’re still grinding through it.

The new Legend added to the roster, Horizon, will no doubt be the biggest talking point, but fans are eagerly awaiting the new map, Olympus, the vehicle, Trident, weapons, and more. So, here’s everything we know so far about what Season 7 could have in store. 

Rampart with her minigun in Apex Legends
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Rampart joined the party in Apex Legends Season 6, but the countdown is on to Season 7.

Apex Legends Season 7 legend

Horizon is set to become the new Legend in Season 7, joining the roster after her teasers in the Firing Range and most recently in the Ascension trailer. However, Respawn hasn’t as of yet confirmed her abilities, but the trailer showcased a fantastic peek into her skills which will no doubt be a great way to secure the win against your enemies.

Data miners have, however, provided us with a clear indication of what Horizon’s abilities will be like, one being Gravity Lifts, which we got a teaser of in-game.

Horizon in Apex Legends
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Our first look at Horizon in-game in Apex Legends.

Olympus map in Apex Legends Season 7

Respawn also previously treated fans to a small look at the new map, Olympus, via an Instagram Apex Legends effect. With the release of the Ascension trailer on October 28, however, we get a broader view of this stunning map.

The map is bright and highly saturated, full of pink and red-hued trees, lush grass, and gigantic sprawling architecture that will make for a refreshing change from the already fantastic maps available to players in the past.

Olympus is a city in the sky, but it has changed drastically from how it looked before disaster hit it.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex Legends is moving to Olympus on Psamanthe in Season 7

Apex Legends buffs in Season 7

In the case of Legend changes, the Respawn team regularly tweaks a few things at the start of each season – be it cutting down a cooldown on a certain ability or giving a legend a brand new passive. 

Pathfinder has already been confirmed to be getting a buff in the near future, and it makes sense that this would come in Season 7. 

Respawn have now also confirmed that Mirage and Rampart will be getting buffs in the new Season, though haven’t given any details on what exactly they will be yet.

New vehicle: The Trident

a new vehicle called the trident that looks like a hovercraft is shown in the new ascension trailer
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The Trident, a hovercraft-style vehicle appears throughout the new Ascension trailer

We have also been treated to a new peak at the Trident; a new vehicle that seems to resemble a hovercraft and can take multiple passengers. This is sure to be a fantastic addition to the arsenal of options available to players in how they traverse the map and get that edge over their enemies.

Season 7 introduces clubs

The official Apex Legends website also confirms Clubs are arriving, which as of now are only described as being a way to “find like-minded players, build a community, and rise together.” It will be interesting to see how these Clubs are developed and what it will mean for those that are in them.

Apex on Steam

With the launch of Season 7, Apex Legends will become available for the first time on Steam, with even greater news: player progress will carry over if you were playing on Origin before. Playing on Steam in Season 7 will also give players special Valve-inspired gun charms. This is a fantastic addition for those who like to utilize Steam as their centralized hub for their gaming.

New weapon type: Gadgets

It has also been suggested that a new weapon type – Gadgets – are also set to appear in Apex Legends in the future.

Reliable data miner Shurgtal pointed out that there is in-game code for Gadgets and suggested that they could be things like smoke grenades that are non-combat throwable items. These haven’t appeared in-game during Season 6, and could be ripe for Season 7.

As we approach the new season, we’ll keep this post updated with any claims from reliable lakers or just flat out confirmed changes from Respawn themselves.