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Failed hacking of Apex Legends map may be biggest Crypto teaser yet

Published: 13/Sep/2019 20:53 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:41

by Albert Petrosyan


A massive new teaser has appeared in Apex Legends, further suggesting that the next playable character will be Crypto. 

With Season 3 in Apex Legends now on the horizon, players are looking more and more forward to which new Legend will be introduced in the popular battle royale.


While nothing has been confirmed as of yet, most of the leaks and in-game hints have pointed to it being Crypto, whose abilities will mainly be focused around hacking.

The latest Crypto teaser, which looks to be his biggest yet, went live in-game on September 13, featuring what many are believing was a failed hacking attempt of the Kings Canyon map.


It all began when players loaded into matches and found screens showing a loading bar, with no further context provided.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers found this odd loading screen on the Apex Legends map.

Once the loading bar hit 100%, the Kings Canyon announcer’s voice began to distort, and an odd computer code began filling the large screens that hang from the canyons and hillsides.

However, after a short while, the announcer’s voice became clear again, and the test ‘ATTEMPT FAILED’ appeared in large letters on those very same screens, indicating that whatever Crypto was up to, he wasn’t successful.


Respawn EntertainmentLooks like Crypto’s hacking attempt of Apex Legends failed.

While no one is certain what the writing in that computer text means, prominent data-miner ‘RealApexLeaks’ took a gander at coming up with some sort of translation.

RealApexLeaks - TwitterWhat Crypto’s failed hack text could mean.

As for what the event as a whole means in terms of Crypto, it would be hard to deny that this was another major teaser for the new Legend, and the fact that the hacking attempt “failed” probably just means that it’s not time for him to emerge yet.

There have, of course, been other leaks and teasers for him in the past, such as his laptop being found on the map, as well as a first look at his leaked Aerial Drone abilities


To find everything there is to know so far about the mysterious character, make sure to visit our main Crypto info hub

Apex Legends

Apex Legends update 1.48 fixes broken Pathfinder: Patch Notes

Published: 12/Oct/2020 22:22

by Alan Bernal


The Apex Legends 1.48 hotfix update has dropped and will hopefully address the troublesome Pathfinder bug that some people have encountered, while cleaning up a few more issues that Respawn noticed.

As the next phase of the battle royale takes shape in Season 6, there’s been a fair few changes to Legends across the board. However, even when the meta is going smoothly, problematic glitches tend to appear at the worst times.


Respawn dropped three bug fixes in the 1.48 patch, containing solutions for recurring issues dealing with Crypto’s EMP ultimate ability, Pathy’s Grapple, as well as the HUD elements that can sometimes get in the way of each other.

These have all been widely reported by the Apex community, who now hope it’ll be the last time they’ll have to put up with it in their matches.

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The Pathfinder shoulder bug blocked a portion of the screen after using the grapple.

Pathfinder’s shoulder bug

Apex players should be able to use Pathfinder’s Grapple Hook without hesitating, now that Respawn have launched a fix to the shoulder bug that would cover the screen.

His animation for the Tactical Ability can sometimes cause the screen to get clogged up by his shoulder. This would leave players frustrated seeing as they couldn’t relieve the situation by any means.

But the devs think they resolved the issue on their end, though players were already saying the update didn’t really fix the problem.


Crypto EMP weapon bug

While the Pathfinder bug interrupted people’s line of sight, Crypto’s EMP bug indirectly disabled the Surveillance Expert’s ability to use a gun.

Respawn said they’ve fixed an issue where “Crypto was unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode.”

This would obvious create a ton of problems for people trying to create a play with the EMP, making it a high-priority target for the devs to resolve.


Finally, the studio changed up the HUD elements a bit, since they saw that the ‘Performance Display’ would sometimes overlap with the Kill/Assists on the screen.

The hotfix patch will hopefully give players an easier time navigating in the Arena. While it’s a relatively small patch, check out the notes below, courtesy of Respawn.


Apex Legends 1.48 patch notes

  • Pathfinder’s shoulder staying in view after using grapple
  • Crypto unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode
  • Moved Performance Display so it doesn’t overlap with Kill/Assists HUD element in Ranked