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First look at Crypto gameplay in Apex Legends show all abilities in-game

Published: 1/Oct/2019 0:02 Updated: 1/Oct/2019 0:07

by Albert Petrosyan


The brand new Legend Crypto is set to make his debut in Apex Legends Season 3: Meltdown, and the character’s three abilities have already been revealed. 

Crypto is one of several aspects of Apex Legends Season 3 that players are excited about, and the new Legend could quickly see itself become a fan-favorite.

He is neither an offensive or defensive force, and fits the bill as a support character, as his abilities do not offer any lethal attack or ability to defend from enemy firepower. 

Instead, the powers are very much invested in reconnaissance and the collection of information about the surrounding areas to track down any potential enemy presence. 

Now, thanks to EA inviting some content creators out to test Season 3 prior to launch, we now know the names of all three abilities and what each one exactly does.

Reddit - StakeboulderThe names and description’s of all three of Crypto’s Abilities.

Crypto’s Tactical Ability – Surveillance Drone

The Tactical Ability allows Crypto to deploy a drone that can collect information about the surrounding areas. The drone is remotely controlled, so when deployed, the Legend stands still while the player can fly the mini-robot pretty much anywhere.

While controlling the drone, players can ping any enemies they see, and they will remain targeted as long as the its still in the air.

The drawbacks to this ability are that opposing players will know when they’ve been pinged, and can shoot down the drone very easily, and finding it isn’t too hard, since it lets out a continuous humming sound when active. 

IGN - YouTubeThe Surveillance Drone is the key to all three of Crypto’s abilities.

Crypto’s Passive Ability – Neurolink

The Passive Ability is also tied in with the Surveillance Drone, as it allows the controlling player and all teammates to automatically see all enemies who are within a 30 meter radius of the drone when its in the air.

The whole squad is able to see opposing players through barriers, as their outlines become highlighted whenever they’re within that distance of the drone.

IGN - YouTubeCrypto remains stationary while the drone is being manually flown.

Crypto’s Ultimate Ability – Drone EMP

Sticking with the theme, the new Legend’s most powerful ability also involves his drone, as he is able to use it to discharge a large EMP blast.

Once the drone is activated, players can fly it to the area of their choosing, then activate an EMP charge that covers a pretty wide radius. Those hit with the blast will incur 50 point of damage to their Shield, see their movement slow down, and all traps will become disabled. 

You can check out full gameplay of Crypto, including the use of his three abilities, in the video below, courtesy of IGN

While very exciting just on its own, Crypto is not the only part of Season 3 that players have to look forward to, as Meltdown will also introduce a brand new weapon, Battle Pass, ranking system, and most importantly, the new ‘World’s Edge’ map.

Season 3 goes live on October 1, 2019, and we will continue to bring you the latest information available. 

Apex Legends

Apex Legends Chaos Theory event: Caustic Town Takeover, Leaks, heirloom

Published: 24/Feb/2021 14:43

by Calum Patterson


Apex Legends Season 8 event, Chaos Theory, is expected to release in March, and will launch alongside the release of Apex on Nintendo Switch. Here’s everything we know about the event so far, including release date, leaks, rumors and even an heirloom to be expected.

When is Chaos Theory event in Apex Legends?

The event is expected to start on March 11, just a couple days after the Switch release for Apex Legends, on March 9. This will follow the conclusion of the Anniversary Collection event on March 3, after it was extended by a week.

Events typically last between two and three weeks, so expect a similar time frame for Chaos Theory.

Despite no official announcement yet, we know it will be called Chaos Theory after Target revealed it early on their Nintendo Switch Champion Edition listing.

Caustic Town Takeover

Respawn have been teasing the next Town Takeover, expected to be for Caustic, in-game. The first teaser dropped on February 23.

The Town Takeover will be at Water Treatment on Kings Canyon, but we will have to wait until Respawn do a full reveal to see what it looks like.

Caustic in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Caustic is next up for a Town Takeover in Apex Legends

Bangalore Heirloom

Bangalore is the only original launch Legend who hasn’t received an heirloom yet, and all signs point to her being next up.

Numerous leaks from data miners have found what Bangalore’s heirloom will be, so you can check it out here if you don’t mind the spoiler.

The Anniversary Collection event provides the opportunity to get 150 heirloom shards, so if you’re a Bangalore main, you might want to hold on to those shards for a bit.

Bangalore in war paint in apex Legends
Bangalore is the only original launch Legend without an heirloom – yet.

Chaos Theory event skins

We don’t yet have any images of the skins coming in the event, but data miners have narrowed down which Legends we can expect some new cosmetics for specifically.

Thanks to reliable leaker Biast12, the expected event skins are for the following characters:


  • Caustic
  • Crypto
  • Gibraltar
  • Loba
  • Rampart
  • Revenant
  • Wattson


  • Octane
  • Caustic
  • Wattson

There are also files for numerous recolors for past event skins, but we’re not sure yet if these will be available during the Chaos Theory event, or separately.

That’s everything we know so far about the Chaos Theory event, though there are still a lot of details unknown. We’ll keep you updated on everything right here, and on Twitter @TitanfallBlog.

For more Apex Legends Season 8 tips and tricks check out our guides below:
30-30 Repeater guide | All legend buffs and nerfs | All weapon buffs and nerfs | Fuse guide | What is in the Season 8 battle pass? | Season 8 Patch notes | How to open explosive holds | Spitfire guide | R99 guide | Mastiff guide | When is Apex for Switch out?