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New teaser found in Apex Legends could be for Crypto Town Takeover

Published: 16/Jun/2020 23:40 Updated: 17/Jun/2020 9:39

by Bill Cooney


A strange banner discovered in Apex Legends could be a teaser for a new Town Takeover event coming to the game starring none other than the Surveillance Expert himself – Crypto.

Town Takeover events are a fan-favorite tradition in Apex Legends where Respawn add brand new locations on the maps themed after specific Legends.

So far we’ve seen these events for Octane, Wraith, Mirage, and most recently Bloodhound, but apart from plenty of speculation, there’s been no solid evidence or clues, until now, pointing to which character will be hosting the next one.

On June 16, a new banner was spotted on King’s Canyon that had seemingly appeared unannounced and out of nowhere, covered in green numbers on a dark background.

After a close look, the numbers seem to be part of a binary code, and once you translate the binary to English, you get “If you can see me I can,” which, admittedly, doesn’t really make much sense on its own.

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There are a few combinations of words you could throw in to make it work mad libs style, like ‘see you,’ ‘get you,’ ‘reach you,’ and each one really could work for Crypto and his drone, if that is what this clue is referencing.

Apart from what the binary actually says or doesn’t say, the green-on-black Matrix-esque color scheme just screams “hacker,” which is what Crypto is famous for, so it does seem like we may have stumbled on the first official clue for the next Town Takeover.

Exactly when this potential Crypto event will happen, or what it will consist of, remains to be seen, but it might be soon if teasers like this are already popping up. Clues for the last Takeover hosted by Bloodhound were discovered by players just a few days before the official announcement, which might also be the case here.

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Crypto and his drone could very well be the hosts of Apex’s next Town Takeover event.

Incidentally enough, shortly following the appearance of this would-be teaser, Respawn themselves made a cryptic announcement that they’d be revealing new content coming to the game at EA Play on Thursday, June 18, which could very well be when the next event is announced.

The popular battle royal’s ongoing content dry spell has been well documented and players are getting more and more impatient, so a Crypto Town Takeover would be just what everyone needs.

Like we mentioned before, there’s nothing directly tying this teaser to Crypto. But if you look at the writing on the wall (literally) it does seem like a very solid chance it’s him. Either way, it looks like we won’t have to wait very long to find out.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.