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Everything we know about Crafting in Apex Legends Season 6

Published: 9/Aug/2020 16:01 Updated: 9/Aug/2020 16:05

by Joe Craven

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Crafting has been confirmed by Respawn Entertainment as a new in-game mechanic coming to Apex Legends for Season 6. Here, we break down everything we know so far, from when it’s coming to the items players might be able to craft. 

Apex Legends has kept itself unique from other battle royales as, up to this point, players aren’t able to build or craft different items as they run around in games.

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However, when the Season 6: Boosted trailer was revealed by Respawn, their accompanying blog post raised a few eyebrows as it contained the phrase ‘Crafting.’

As speculation has run a bit wild about what this could entail, here is everything you need to know about Crafting in Apex Legends.

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When is Crafting coming to Apex Legends?

Crafting has been confirmed as coming to Apex Legends for Season 6, and fans can expect it to launch when the season itself does.

Barring any last-minute delays, which seems unlikely given the release of the trailer from Respawn, Season 6 is set to start on August 18. The update is likely to be sizeable given the plethora of new content coming, including Rampart, the game’s latest legend.

Rampart in the Apex Legends Season 6 trailer.
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Rampart is seen modifying Sheila during the Season 6 trailer.

How will Crafting work in Apex Legends?

At the moment, it’s not entirely clear. The new mechanic was teased with the line: “Don’t like your gear? Collect materials around the map and build something better!”

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It certainly doesn’t sound like players will be able to Fortnite-build their way around the map anytime soon. However, it does sound like players will be able to collect items around the map – either new items or existing ones – and combine them to make better items.

For example, a player could collect two common armors, and craft them into a rare armor. It’s not clear whether this will be a possible craft, but this example should give you an idea of how it is expected to work.

What remains slightly less clear is whether there will be new items to craft together. For example, will Respawn introduce armor fragments (or something similar), as opposed to using existing items and crafting them together. We’ll have to wait and see.

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Some rare Apex Legends items may be about to become far more common.

What can you craft in Apex Legends?

Finally, we’ll take a look at items that players will likely be able to craft. It seems likely that a lot of the existing items will be craftable.

This means that Armor, Helmets, Shield Cells, Phoenix Kits, Knockdown Shields, Backpacks and much more could all become accessible through Crafting. Assuming it works as above, we could see far more rare variants of these items on the map.

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While a lot remains unclear at the moment, we’re sure to get more details and information as the Season 6 release draws nearer.

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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 looking to the sky in Apex Legends
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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.