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Respawn dev confirms Crypto buff is coming in Apex Legends

Published: 13/Jun/2020 18:30 Updated: 13/Jun/2020 18:38

by Daniel Cleary

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Respawn design director Jason McCord has revealed that they are looking at Crypto to receive some of the next character buffs in Apex Legends.

Since Crypto’s introduction to the battle royale in Season 3: Meltdown, the Legend has surprisingly flown under the radar, with characters like Wraith and Pathfinder continuing to remain as prevalent as ever.

After he was later found to be the Legend with the lowest pick-rate and win-rate in the game, Crypto mains claimed that some buffs were desperately needed to bring the Surveillance Expert to a viable state.

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Respawn has confirmed buffs for the Surveillance Expert in Apex Legends.

It seems as if Respawn is now in agreement as they have revealed that their design team is now exploring options on how to make Crypto a competitive pick in Apex Legends.

One Apex Legends fan reached out to Respawn dev Jason McCord on June 12, asking when Crypto mains could expect to see some improvements made to their favorite character.

The player also highlighted the need for Crypto to tap into his drone whenever he wants to scout for opposing players, suggesting that some sort of AI feature in the drone could be a welcome change to the character.

McCord responded, revealing that, while Crypto is in need of a buff, they are still in the early stages of figuring out what exactly would be the best changes for his kit, “we’re still talking about stuff.”

He followed up, explaining that the desired changes to Crypto might take a while before they eventually reach live servers. “Still a ways out probably, but agree that he needs something!” he added.

Respawn recently introduced a major rework for Mirage after the Legend was also found to be underperforming and it is quite possible that the Apex dev team might have something similar in mind for Crypto.

However, as of now, it is unclear just what changes the drone-based character could receive, although Respawn will likely provide more information later in Season 5.

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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

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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.