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First look at Crypto and charge rifle leaked ahead of Apex Legends Season 3

Published: 27/Aug/2019 17:30 Updated: 27/Aug/2019 18:10

by Bill Cooney

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A new Apex Legends leak on August 27 has apparently revealed Crypto, a new weapon for Season 3 and a new skin for Gibraltar that could tease an upcoming Halloween event.

The leak apparently happened at the Game Stop Manager’s Conference on August 25, and the images were posted a few days later on August 27 to Reddit by user Teves3D.

So far there’s no release date for any of the leaked content and nothing is known about the images, other than what they look like, but if we look closely we can start drawing some conclusions at least.

First look at Crypto

previous images of the character.

There’s not too much information about the new Legend or his abilities in the image, but if you look by the “N”, there appears to be a small robot/drone that could be part of his kit.

New Charge Rifle Weapon

The new weapon is called the “Charge Rifle” and according to Teves3D, comes from the Titanfall games, like a lot of the Apex weapons do.

We don’t know what the gun will be capable of, but it was used in Titanfall to take out Titans, and users on Reddit have compared it to the Spartan Laser from Halo 3.

Gibraltar Halloween skin

Finally, Gibraltar had a new skin revealed that appears to transform him into Frankenstein’s Monster and could be a teaser for a new Halloween event this year – although there’s nothing to confirm that, yet.

We don’t know if there will be an Apex Legends Halloween event, or if Apex will just release special seasonal skins for the holiday, but we do know that this is already one of Gibraltar’s best skins in the game.

Respawn EntertainmentCrypto appears much differently than he did in previous “leaked” images.

Dexerto has reached out to Respawn regarding the leaks, but so far the publisher has yet to make any official statement on the images.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.