Well-timed Apex Legends exploit gives Crypto the power of invincibility - Dexerto
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Well-timed Apex Legends exploit gives Crypto the power of invincibility

Published: 31/Dec/2019 0:15

by Brad Norton

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While Crypto’s Surveillance Drone is often criticized for pulling players out of the game, the ability has surprisingly led to an over the top exploit that can make the hacker invulnerable.

Crypto’s Surveillance Drone is often the focal point of much criticism in the Apex Legends community for taking players out of the first-person perspective and forcing manual control of the ability.

Reducing the potential for moment to moment action, the more scout-oriented character is an acquired taste for those who prefer slower-paced, tactical gameplay as opposed to more explosive, run-and-gun action. 

Despite the niche however, Crypto’s robotic companion has amusingly paved the way for a new invincibility exploit that allows the character to survive even the hottest of situations. 

Respawn Entertainment - Apex LegendsAny damage that Crypto receives while in control of his Surveillance Drone will instantly pull him out of the ability.

King’s Canyon was known for its lush fauna and sprawling desert environments. Conversely, Season 3’s introduction of World’s Edge saw players tackling new locales that vary from snowy mountains to dangerous, lava-coated chasms. 

Typically, standing in a pool of molten lava is a surefire way to receive a heaping serve of damage, however, Reddit user ‘shikaritr’ has exemplified a crafty exploit that allows Crypto to stand directly in the fire without losing a point of HP.

Jumping directly into the heat, if players assume control of Crypto’s Surveillance Drone the very moment that they come in contact with the seemingly lethal substance, all damage will be negated for the duration of the aerial ability.


An obscure benefit that may only come in handy when trying to scout nearby areas or flee from enemies in hot pursuit, there’s no denying that the opposition would be swept off their feet at the sight of an invincible hacker crouched in a pool of lava.

Precise timing is needed to pull the exploit off without a hitch, so it might prove to be more risk than reward if attempting the strategy over the lethal liquid. 

There’s no telling how soon Respawn will issue a patch for this evident exploit, so if you a spot a Surveillance Drone in the wild throughout your next few games, keep in mind that it could be keeping a nearby Crypto alive and well.

Respawn Entertainment - Apex LegendsWorld’s Edge has been in effect since the major Season 3 update on October 1.

A unique strategy that could lead to your demise if other players are close behind, this Crypto exploit certainly isn’t the only way to survive in the heat throughout Apex Legends.

Recently, Team SoloMid’s Mac ‘Albralelie’ Kenzie Beckwith demonstrated a method of looting in the midst of lava without taking significant damage in the process.

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Apex Legends leak reveals ranked solos and more game modes in the works

Published: 15/Jan/2021 10:45

by Connor Bennett

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A fresh Apex Legends leak has pointed at more game modes coming in Season 8 and beyond, including ranked Solos mode and another iteration of Kings Canyon. 

As the Apex Legends seasons have gone on, Respawn Entertainment have added a number of different game modes to the battle royale. For the most part, these limited-time modes have either been slight or major tweaks on the typical last man standing formula of a battle royale.

With Season 8 on the horizon, some leaks have started to filter out about Apex’s second anniversary season – including who we might see as a new legend, current legend tweaks, and of course, limited-time modes. 

These leaks have revealed a team deathmatch-like game mode, that would be played on Kings Canyon, coming to Apex at some point, but a fresh set of leaks have revealed that the devs have more than just that up their sleeve.

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Apex has been awash with LTMs, just like the Winter Express mode.

Apex Legends leaker SomeoneWhoLeaks posted the new images on January 14, showing the activity feed from somebody testing out new game modes ahead of Season 8. 

Them team deathmatch style mode – known as Arenas – makes an appearance, as does something called Anniversary Event Kings Canyon, as well as game modes called Locked and Loaded and Death Trigger.

However, what is the most interesting part of it all, is that there a reference to a Ranked Solos mode. It does look a little different from the rest as its listed as “#PL_Ranked_Leagues_solo!”

Its inclusion is incredibly interesting as, whenever fans have asked for a solos mode, Respawn has been against it – stating that they have data that points to solos not being “healthy” for the battle royale.

They reiterated their position on January 8, saying that a solos mode would not be coming to Apex. It could be a case that the mode is being tested to assess more data, so, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens here.