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How to use Crypto’s drone for an explosive delivery in Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2020 19:33 Updated: 15/Jan/2020 19:34

by Alan Bernal


Crypto’s ability kit in Apex Legends wasn’t designed for the most offensively-minded players, but users have been getting creative with his drone, which instantly changes the Legend’s potential.

With anticipation for Season 4 building, Respawn Entertainment launched the Grand Soiree event that brought new changes to characters in the form of various nerfs and buffs.

Apex Legends players have been theory-crafting strats with every character’s capabilities, making for some unique tactics and hilarious ingenuity to really throw off the competition on World’s Edge.

Octane taking a selfie in front of Arc Star explosion in Apex Legends Season 2 trailer
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Players have been using Arc Stars for incredible plays.

In a post, Reddit user ‘Francosteiny’ used a bit of teamwork and a cornered enemy Wraith to come up with a “new Crypto strat,” while alo discovering the “drone’s hidden utility” that can send explosive deliveries to opposing squads.

Playing as Wraith themselves, Francosteiny threw an Arc Star so that it would stick to the flying drone above them. Amazingly, the successful interaction between the two elements made it so that Crypto’s drone now had a ticking bomb on it, waiting to explode.

Knowing where the enemy was holding up, Crypto navigated the drone up to the second-floor balcony, where the special delivery exploded just in time.

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The explosion dealt 100 damage to the Wraith, immediately breaking the foe’s gold Body Armor and sending them in a panic, seeing as they were cornered against the incoming team.

Francosteiny and their team made quick work of the lone Wraith, chalking up the kamikaze drone as a success – though there was a large margin for error, as the user explained everything that could’ve gone wrong with their operation.

“To be fair, they have to be super close and the throw/timing is a lot tougher than a person AND you could shoot it down,” they revealed.

Crypto and his drone in the Season 3 trailer for Apex Legends.
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Even with the success of the Arc Star/drone strat, people were already thinking of ways to make it better.

Still, with the success of the play, the Apex community was instantly impressed, seeing as the strat was equal parts creative and hilarious, all while being perfectly executed.

To up the ante, the community started theorizing once again what would happen if you threw in the drone’s EMP.

“We’ll have to get the timing down,” Francosteiny said of the timing window between an EMP’s charge and an Arc Star’s explosion. “Start the EMP, throw the arc stars, and then charge! I’d want the EMP to go off first so the stars don’t break the shields and block the EMP damage.”

It seems there are still more possibilities to uncover using the Crypto strat, and it’ll be exciting to see what players come up with to change how people use the Surveillance Expert in the Apex Games.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends Nov 18 update fixes Rampart exploit & more: patch notes

Published: 18/Nov/2020 18:56 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 21:12

by Alan Bernal


Respawn have launched a new update in Apex Legends that will patch out an exploit with Rampart’s turret as well as fixing some audio issues, reformatting Weekly Challenges, and more.

The Apex community has been very active with their feedback at the start of Season 7, and while there’s been a ton of content for players to sift through, problems with the Battle Pass or Rampart’s ultimate, Sheila, have been causes for concern among some.

The developers have been paying close attention, leading to the November 18 update which is going to take out the amusing but deadly Rampart exploit while giving people a helping hand at the revised Battle Pass progression system.

This means that Respawn are dousing fires inside and out of the Apex Arena this time around, with updates that should improve the player experience as well as the state of the game.

Apex Legends November 18 patch notes

  • Weekly Challenges have been adjusted back to Season 6 formating
  • 10 Battle Pass levels will be rewarded to all who log in
  • Rampart’s turret on Crypto’s drone
  • Audio adjustments
  • Misc fixes

Rampart Sheila exploit grounded

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Rampart’s turret will be grounded after the Nov 18 patch in Apex Legends.

Thanks to an exploit, players had been hooking up Rampart’s Emplaced Minigun ‘Sheila’ to Crypto’s Drone. Since the game identified the hovering bot as a valid base for the Ultimate, we’ve seen people use this to wreak havoc by flying the turret around the map.

While it wasn’t really practical to set up the flying turret in the middle of a fight, it still provided some of the wildest clips to come out of the Arena. However, that won’t be possible any longer now that Respawn have sent out a fix that will keep the minigun grounded to the Apex battlefield like it was meant to be.

It’ll be interesting to see if the patchwork holds since people have been trying to get creative with how they can use the ability.

Battle Pass difficulty reverted

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Respawn have toned down how long it’ll take to level up the Season 7 Battle Pass.

A few weeks after the Season 7: Ascension Battle Pass was launched, people were noticing just how long it took to simply move up a single tier. This quickly snowballed enough to get Respawn’s attention. While the controversial star system will remain intact for the season, the ability to level it up should mirror that of the Season 6 Battle Pass.

The Apex devs implemented the fix to Daily challenges last week, but today we saw Weekly challenges get the revised changes. As promised, Respawn are also giving all players who log in 10 free Battle Pass levels in light of the issues.