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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.

Awesome New Crypto Strat! (Drone’s Hidden Utility) from apexlegends

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.

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What is code:truck error in Apex Legends & how to fix it? Latest from EA

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:06

by Tanner Pierce


After Apex Legends received its Holo-Day Bash update, many fans are reporting a brand new code:truck error that’s preventing them from entering the game. Here’s what you need to know about the odd server issue that everyone seems to be getting.

Earlier today, the Holo-Day Bash update went live for Apex Legends, which added in a slew of new content, including some skins and a brand new LTM.

Unbeknownst to players, it seems to have added something else to the game that’s causing a lot of people headaches as they try to log-in.

The Apex community is now reporting a new error code:truck when they attempt to log-in, which is causing some major issues and seems to be caused by the Holo-Day Bash update, although this part is a bit unclear. Here’s what you need to know about the error and if there’s anything that can be done to solve it.

What is the code:truck error in Apex Legends

According to the error messages seen by players, either the game itself or the player is “out of sync with the server.” What that actually means is anyone’s guess.

What we do know about code:truck is that it’s preventing people from logging into the game. It’s affecting a large number of people on all platforms, although the exact extent of this is unclear as of the time of this writing.

Hopefully more information will be available soon.

What can be done to fix the code:truck error?

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a surefire fix for the error. As of 7:10 EST on December 1, 2020, Electronic Arts and Respawn haven’t released a fix for the bug. That being said, they did comment on the error, saying they are looking into the problem.

Beyond that, however, we have no update as to what’s causing this error for some players, how extensive is the problem, and, most importantly, what the fix is for it.

Over on Reddit, some players are reporting on a few different fixes but none of the them are confirmed. One player reported that they were able to workaround the issue by changing the date and time on their PS4 and few others confirmed its success.

Hopefully a fix becomes available in the near future to avoid it spreading to other people, which would result in the amount of players logging into Apex Legends to plummet.