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How to get infinite slide using Crypto’s Drone in Apex Legends

Published: 2/Jul/2020 11:33

by Daniel Cleary

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A clever trick has been found with Crypto’s Drone in Apex Legends, allowing the Surveillance Expert to infinitely slide in Respawn’s battle royale title.

Crypto has one of the most unique ability kits in Apex Legends, equipped with a drone for scouting and spying on his opponents in the arena, although he has little when it comes to movement or combat abilities.

However, Crypto mains appear to have found a new trick with the Legend, which can increase his movement speed, allowing him to get away from any fight with an infinite slide mechanic.

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A new exploit has been found with Crypto’s drone in Apex Legends.

While the distance of a slide, in Apex Legends, is usually determined by momentum and whether or not a player is going downhill, a simple trick with Crypto’s drone seems to ignore all physics.

The bizarre mechanic was shared by u/thisisrhubarb on July 1, demonstrating that activating Crypto’s drone while sliding will continue the Legend on his path until he hits an object or wall.

Although the clip features Crypto initially sliding down a hill, it looks like it can be done on any surface, but it may be harder to time the drone use during smaller slides.

CRYPTO PROTIP: Not sure if this has been discussed before, but if you activate your drone while sliding, you will continue sliding until you reach an object. from apexlegends

This simple trick could be a great help to Crypto players, allowing the character to gain some distance between himself and his opponents following a fight.

It is worth noting that it can be difficult to keep up with where Crypto’s slide takes him, after pulling out the drone mid-slide, so players will have to hope their runway is clear after using this trick.

While the exploit also seems to have its downsides, it is unknown whether or not this is a feature that was intended to be added to Crypto by the Respawn devs.

Crypto looks to play a big part in the future of Apex Legends’ storyline, with a recent teaser featuring the Legend’s sister reaching out to him through one of the bunkers.

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Apex Legends dev explains why Octane is getting “tiny buff” in Season 7

Published: 22/Oct/2020 16:33

by Daniel Cleary

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Respawn game designer Daniel Klein has revealed why Octane will be receiving a small buff in the seventh season of Apex Legends, addressing some concerns around the fan-favorite character.

There are now 14 unique characters in Apex Legends and with another Legend, who was teased to be Horizon, on the way in Season 7, many players are hoping for their favorite characters to receive buffs in the coming updates.

Plenty of Apex fans have been calling for the Adrenaline Junkie, Octane, to get buffed in recent patches. Despite being one of the most popular characters he does not have a strong win rate in Season 6.

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Octane is one of the few characters to be buffed in Season 7

As it is unclear what could be done to boost the character’s performance, with some Octane fans even asking for full rework, many players have called on Respawn devs to help improve his chances at winning.

Following the release of the latest patch, one Apex player Iraakeane asked Apex devs when Octane would be getting buffed or reworked, and Respawn Game designer Daniel Klein finally responded to fans’ concerns.

The Apex dev revealed that Octane would be getting a “tiny buff” in the next season, although he did not share what exactly will change about the high-flying daredevil in-game.

“Octane’s got a very high pick rate (a lot of people play him) and also a very high encounter win rate (he wins individual engagements a lot),” Klein added, before revealing why the popular character needed a small buff.

“It’s just his trios win rate that’s low,” he shared, suggesting that they were happy with his current state, “that’s kind of okay: he’s a selfish, charge-in-guns-blazing character who’s a ton of fun to play but also eventually gets himself killed.”

As of now, it is unclear just what kind of buff Octane will receive, but fans will likely have to wait until the season’s end on November 4 to find out for sure.

There have been a few other buffs revealed by Respawn for Season 7, as characters like Mirage are set to receive some “scary” changes in the next few weeks.