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Crypto’s Ultimate Ability may have been revealed in Apex Legends Season 2 trailer

Published: 28/Jun/2019 19:12

by Albert Petrosyan

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Developers Respawn Entertainment have dropped a major hint on what could be the Ultimate Ability of the yet-to-be-announced Crypto Legend, who some believe will be added to Apex Legends in the upcoming second season.

The highly anticipated Season 2 of Apex Legends has already been confirmed to include a flurry of new content, including the brand new Legend Wattson.

However, many players believe that a second Legend, Crypto, could also make his debut in the next season, despite the fact that the developers haven’t even formally acknowledged his existence. 

Further fueling this speculation was a brief moment in the launch trailer for Apex Legends Season 2 – Battle Charge, an animated mini-movie that featured all of the Legends bracing for the changes coming in the new Season.

The trailer included a close-up of one character, whose face was not shown on screen, working on some sort of laptop, a shot that lasted merely a couple of seconds. 

Respawn EntertainmentThe hidden figure shown in the Apex Legends Season 2 trailer was undoubtedly Crypto.

There are currently no Legends in the game that use a laptop as one of their abilities, and considering that the trailer took several sections to show that from up-close does signify its importance.

Various leaked game files have indicated that Crypto uses a laptop to operate, which removes virtually all doubt that the figure shown in the clip was indeed the unreleased Legend.

Respawn EntertainmentDespite not even being announced yet by Respawn, players seem to think Crypto will make his debut during Season 2.

However, that’s not all that may have been revealed. Another shot of Crypto actually showed what he was working on, and it may end up being a huge clue left there by Respawn

The laptop screen includes the words ‘ACTIVATE EMP’ with a strange logo above it, which many are thinking will be the name and insignia of his Ultimate Ability. 

Respawn EntertainmentCould this be Crypto’s Ultimate Ability?

If that does turn out to be his Ult, it would make a lot of sense, considering that an EMP would be able to shut down enemy players from being able to use their abilities, at least for a little while.

While some have already argued that having a counter to other Legends goes against what Respawn have said in the past, others have brought up examples of how the developers have transgressed on that pledge before, such as making Wattson’s Ult counter that of Gibraltar and Bangalore, or Mirage’s ability to turn invisible act as a counter to Caustic’s traps. 

When does Apex Legends Season 2 launch?

The second season of Apex Legends, called Battle Charge is set to release on July 2, 2019, featuring a revamped Battle Pass, the new Legend Wattson, the long-awaited L-STAR weapon, and more. 

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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 16:58

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.

New weapon in Season 7

Looking at a potential new weapon is similar to the situation with how things work for new legends – there have been plenty of leaks and a ton of speculation, but nothing is set in stone.

One of the main possibilities is the Compound Bow. This unreleased weapon was spotted in artwork released during the early days of Season 6 as it hasn’t been released yet. But, again, it’s a case of wait and see. 

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.

 Season 6, however, focused on map changes to World’s Edge – including a rocket ship launchpad over towards The Dome. 

 

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 type

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. Shrugtal found out information about Clubs back in June, and it looks like they will be soon available for players to utilize with Season 7.

Apex on Steam, and what it means for you

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! Playing on Steam in Season 7 will also give players special Valve-inspired guns. 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.