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Three ways Crypto needs to be buffed in Apex Legends

Published: 15/Dec/2019 1:59

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends players have been learning the ins-and-outs for Crypto since he launched at the start of Season 3, leading some players to think he could use some buffs.

Respawn Entertainment has been steadily growing its cast of Apex Games competitors, with the latest being a Recon class known as the Surveillance Expert.

While players found his Drone to be incredibly useful to scout out regions ahead, there are some who wish the airborne bot could have come packaged with a bit more utility to make use of on World’s Edge.

Respawn EntertainmentWhile Crypto’s strengths have made him a popular Legend with many, there are some who think a few buffs could go a long way to making him “more viable.”

To give the Surveillance Drone added functions to its utility belt, Reddit user ‘greetthemoth’ gave three ways to buff Crypto’s ability kit.

To start, they would update the Drone’s mechanics so that activating Q (Tactical ability) would drop the drone. It would protect Crypto and his team by “aiming behind [the player].”

Reactivating Q would give the player control of the Surveillance Drone to use it as a recon like usual.

3 Buffs that would make Crypto more viable and increase his skill cap. from apexlegends

Greetthemoth thinks the proposed Crypto buffs would go a long way to add “more immediacy and tacticality to his kit” while letting players have a way to activate the Legend’s Ult without leaving combat.

The second buff gives players a way to rummage through Death Boxes from afar. The change would give the Drone the capability to sift through boxes and ping the loot inside.

“[The buff] brings Crypto’s info-gatherer aspect to a whole new level,” they said, which would give teams a much safer avenue to path out how the want to navigate the battlefield.

Respawn EntertainmentThe suggested Apex Legends buffs are heavily inspired by Crypto’s “info-gatherer aspect.”

Combined with the first buff, skilled players would be able to loot in one direction while systematically moving the drone the other way to see which Death Boxes are worth opening.

The third buff doesn’t really introduce a new concept, instead Pathfinder’s passive Insider Knowledge is brought into Crypto’s ability kit.

They go further to suggest that Insider Knowledge should be something that Wattson or Crypto should have in the first place, instead of Pathfinder.

Either way, these ideas would go a long way to improving Crypto’s capabilities, and open up more ways for Apex Legends trios to make use of him.

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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.