Crypto finally makes an appearance in Apex Legends – Respawn respond

Alan Bernal

The Apex Legends devs introduced the best look at the mysterious hacker Crypto after months of teases and hints for the upcoming character – and Respawn have added to the speculation themselves.

Respawn Entertainment is gearing up for its Season 3 launch in early October which could bring the next Legend into the Apex Games for players to compete with. Even though the devs have been quiet on the character, they’ve given plenty of clues for the Legend to hold fans over until his release.

But players might have just received the best look at what Crypto will look like when he finally hits the official servers since he’s been spotted deep inside Singh Labs Interior.

Respawn EntertainmentCrypto has slowly been revealed throughout the events of Season 2.

In a Reddit post, user ‘FrozenFroh’ highlighted Crypto in the middle of breaching yet another computer, but made a quick escape after noticing he’d been discovered.

Making their way through a debris-covered doorway, the player sees the character in his white jacket with his back turned. Though it seems like his robotic companion tips him off on the incoming player.

It looks like Crypto’s Aerial Drone went into attack mode a bit too, as his middle sensor turned into a pin-point red dot similar to a HAL 9000.

Shortly after getting found out, Crypto quickly ends his hack leaving his signature digital mark on the screen above the computer console. As he dashes away his robotic companion takes a brief moment to realize they’re choosing flight instead of fight, and promptly follows suit.

FrozenFroh via RedditThe best look at Crypto so far in Apex Legends.

Respawn respond to Crypto’s first sighting

Shortly after the post made it to the front page of the community subreddit, a handful of developers responded, trying to throw players off the trail.

Producer Josh Medina simply replied ‘Who?’, playing coy, while another dev, Rayme Vinson joked that they may have in fact changed Crypto’s name to ‘Jimmy McHackington III’.


Another developer joked that the leaked game files indicating that the name is definitely Crypto are actually a reference to Bitcoin, and nothing to do with the eleventh Apex Legend.


While the newest teaser is brief in its presentation, it is by far the best look the Apex Legends community has seen of Crypto’s in-game character model.

There’s still a lot of unknown aspects about the upcoming Legend, but fans are already hyped on Respawn’s series of teasers leading up to the character’s release and what it could mean for the game’s future.

“Respawn has been upping their game in every aspect and has started being great at in-game teasers,” one user said. “Hope the improvements continue in every area. Including hot fixes, more items added to legendary skins, and the like.”

Crypto’s release is sure to bring a ton of renewed interest for the battle royale’s community who can’t wait to see how the hacker will influence the Apex Games.

Last updated September 18, 11:42AM EST.

About The Author

Alan is a former staff writer for Dexerto based in Southern California who covered esports, internet culture, and the broader games/streaming industry. He is a CSUF Alum with a B.A. in Journalism. He's reported on sports medicine, emerging technology, and local community issues. Got a tip or want to talk?