Apex Legends

Most popular Legends in Apex Legends Season 5 revealed

Published: 31/May/2020 10:59 Updated: 31/May/2020 11:53

by Connor Bennett

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New Apex Legends stats have revealed the most popular Legends to use in season five – and it is fair to say that Loba hasn’t quite shaken up the meta just yet.

With the start of any new Apex Legends season, Respawn Entertainment has the chance to make some sweeping changes. The devs usually add a new legend as well as nerfs and buffs for the other characters that have been around for a while.

Even though long time players have built up their favorite legends to use, when a new character drop, they usually see a bump in usage as everyone wants to get to grips with them. However, it appears as if Loba hasn’t yet broken through as one of the top-picked legends in-game.

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Loba hasn’t quite become the most used legend in Apex.

According to stats from DreamTeam.gg, Wraith is still the most popular legend to use in season five across PC, Xbox, and PlayStation. Pathfinder and Lifeline come in second and third place with 10.56% and 8.73% usage rates respectively.

As for the other end of the scale, Revenant, who was introduced back in season four, ranks as the least used hero. The synthetic nightmare has a measly 2.63% usage rate – meaning it is pretty rare to see him running around either Kings Canyon or World’s Edge. 

Most played Legends in Apex Legends

Legend pick rate in Apex Legends
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Legend pick rate between February 17 and May 18, 2020. PC Only.
  1. Wraith: 31.95%
  2. Pathfinder: 10.56%
  3. Lifeline: 8.73%
  4. Caustic: 7.44%
  5. Bangalore: 7.22%
  6. Bloodhound: 6.41%
  7. Octane: 6.40%
  8. Mirage: 6.28%
  9. Wattson: 5.52%
  10. Gibraltar: 3.73%
  11. Crypto: 2.94%
  12. Revenant: 2.63%

Figures correct for week beginning May 18, 2020. PC only.

Pathfinder has taken the biggest drop, falling from 22% before Season 5, to just 10%, because of the nerf to his grapple. Mirage meanwhile has seen a 3x increase, from under 2% to over 6% in the new Season.

Where is Loba?

Pick rate stats have not been provided for Loba yet, but according to stats produced by Apex Tracker, the new legend apparently fits right in with the least played characters – ranking just above Crypto in their findings at 4.2%.

Despite receiving a pretty significant buff, Mirage still hasn’t broken into the most played legends. According to Apex Tracker, his 5.2% usage rate is fourth-worst, though on DreamTeam, he moves up a spot and has a 6.28% usage rate on PC. It’s still a marked improvement from where he was before though. 

Obviously, these rankings don’t represent the most powerful legends in-game – but purely the most popular ones up to now in season five.

As ever, even if your favorite legend isn’t as popular as other if you’re comfortable with playing as them then you’re pretty much set. Unless they receive some sort of nerf in the coming weeks, that is.

Apex Legends

How to master Crypto in Apex Legends: Tips & Tricks

Published: 1/Dec/2020 13:20

by Alex Garton

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Crypto isn’t the most popular character in Apex Legends, but that’s only because most players don’t know how to use him properly. Here’s how to play as Crypto, the Surveillance Expert who specializes in scouting opponents and obtaining key information for your squad.

Crypto’s kit is unique and unlike any other Legend on the Apex roster. His ability to scout ahead and maintain an awareness of his surroundings can be an incredible tool in the right player’s hands.

However, when utilized poorly or at the wrong time, it can hinder you and your squadmates significantly. This is partly why Crypto has garnered a polarizing reputation among the Apex Legends community.

There’s no doubt Crypto can be a staple part of any squad, but he’s a much more cerebral character – less about flashy plays, and more about intelligent ones. Let’s check out his abilities and a few tips and tricks to help you master Crypto.

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Crypto’s kit revolves around his tactical ability ‘Surveillance Drone’.

How to use Crypto’s abilities best

Passive: Neurolink

Crypto’s passive is interconnected with his tactical Surveillance Drone. Enemies detected by the drone within 30 meters of Crypto are marked for you and your squadmates to see. This allows you to constantly maintain an awareness of your surroundings and potential threats.

Tactical: Surveillance Drone

Crypto’s kit is completely centered around his Surveillance Drone, so it’s imperative you know when and how to use it effectively. The ability allows Crypto to deploy an aerial drone that can scout the surrounding area. If the drone is destroyed, there is a 40-second cooldown before another device can be deployed. It’s key you’re utilizing the drone to scout the surrounding area for enemy squads and their exact position, Then, you can use that information to plan an organized push or make a quick escape.

Ultimate: Drone EMP

Drone EMP is Crypto’s ultimate ability and allows him to activate an EMP blast that deals shield damage, slows enemies, and disables traps. The position of the EMP can be controlled via his drone making it possible to use from a distance. This makes the ability incredibly effective before an orchestrated push with your team. After the EMP, an enemy squad should be sufficiently weakened, giving you and your teammates a huge advantage.

Crypto tips and tricks

Utilize the banners located across the map

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Crypto can use the banners located around the map to gain key information for his squad.

Crypto’s Surveillance Drone is incredibly useful for scouting enemy squads, even when you can’t see them. Flying your drone up to one of the digital banners will show you exactly how many enemy squads are in the area. This allows you to stay prepared and prevents an enemy squad from sneaking up on you. Make sure you keep your drone hovering in front of a banner so you can flick back and forth from drone view and keep tabs on any enemy squads in the area.

Crypto’s drone can collect squad banners

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Crypto’s drone makes him the best Legend for recovering player banners.

Crypto can collect fallen teammates’ banners with his Surveillance Drone. This means he has the most consistent and safest method of collecting player banners out of any Legend on Apex’s roster. It’s worth noting he can even use his drone to collect banners that are outside of the radius of the safe area, as his drone is not affected by ring damage.

Don’t overuse your drone

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Crypto’s drone can be an amazing tool but it can also be his downfall.

As useful as Crypto’s Surveillance Drone can be, it is also the reason why he has reputation for being an underwhelming Legend. When you’re inside drone view, you are isolating yourself from your squad with the positive being that you are providing information. A key skill for Crypto players is knowing when to leave drone view and assist in gunfights. It’s extremely easy to stay in your drone for too long, resulting in your squad being at a huge disadvantage. Remember, just because the drone is available doesn’t mean you always have to use it.

Deploy drones without entering drone view and reduce EMP radius

Here’s my two biggest tips on how to be a good Crypto. Lots of people say they’ve never seen a good Crypto but I think that’s because nobody knows how to use him! from r/apexlegends

These tips are courtesy of u/EhWhateverOk and showcase two simple Crypto tricks that a lot of players are unaware of.

By holding down the tactical button, players can deploy a drone without entering drone view. This allows Crypto’s to keep up with their team and avoid putting their squad at a disadvantage.

Finally, Crypto’s EMP ultimate has a spherical hit radius. This means if you fly the drone upwards, the hit radius of the EMP is reduced and will often prevent the ability from hitting you and your teammates.


Hopefully, this guide has helped you pick up the basics of Crypto and taught you a few tips and tricks that you might not have made use of. If you don’t play him often, or haven’t tried him in a while, it might be the perfect time to give him another shot.