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How to spy on all enemies in Apex Legends using Crypto’s map room

Published: 24/Jun/2020 15:33

by David Purcell


There is one spot in Apex Legends that you might start using as your go-to hideout: Crypto’s map room, as it can actually reveal all enemy locations without them knowing.  

The recon legend was added to the battle royale game back in Season 3 and has become a mainstay in many teams ever since. His room, however, might be more useful than any of the abilities he can use and the best part is, you don’t need Crypto to make the most of it.

If you’re interested to find out how you, and your teammates, can gain a real advantage in Apex Legends next time you drop in, let’s run through this handy trick.

Apex Legends Crypto map room exploit explained

Crypto map room in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Here’s the room you need to drop at to access opponent locations.

This exploit can be used in every single match on Kings Canyon, as that’s where the map room is located, so there’s always a chance you are the one being spied on by somebody else if you’re not getting to the room first. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to find out all opponent locations, using the map room.

  1. Drop into Apex Legends’ Kings Canyon map.
  2. Angle your dive south of Repulsor, and locate the map room.
  3. Go to the main map room, at the center of the building.
  4. There you will find a monitor standing by itself near the map. Interact with it to start the ‘Activating Map Scan’ feature.
  5. Seconds later, you will see live and moving enemy locations appear on screen.
  6. Use the map to see where players are and build a strategy from there.

How to use Crypto’s map room to find players

Check out the video below to see the exact steps you need to take once reaching the monitor. As you can see, it’s easy enough to do.

The interaction feature charges up quickly and can be used in short bursts, of around 30 seconds at a time. Enemies should also appear on the minimap if they’re nearby as well, so do keep an eye on this when it’s activated.

Other hidden features in Crypto’s map room

Other features inside the map room include monitors that show you how many other teams are inside, and these are scattered around the point of interest above doors and in corridors. This is extremely handy if your team just took on a gunfight, and one went down needing a revive. These screens will show if the coast is clear or not.

The final circle can actually land on Crypto’s map room as well, which throws yet another spanner in the works for this hidden feature. This means you can be sitting pretty in the middle, waiting for other legends to fly through the doors, and all of this while knowing exactly where they are.

These changes were made as part of the Crypto Town Takeover, which kicked off with the Lost Treasures event on June 23. The promo will be running until July 7, meaning we all have plenty of time to give this a try before it’s inevitably removed at some stage in the future.

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Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:31

by Alan Bernal


The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.