September 3 brought us the massive Voidwalker update that included a Wraith town takeover, some new cosmetics to unlock, and more leaked information about the next Apex Legends addition: Crypto.
Fans of Apex Legends have been eagerly looking ahead to the next legends coming to the game. We've heard a lot about Crypto, who is the presumed next hero in line to be added.
With the Voidwalker update, data miners were able to find some files that point to in-game signs of Crypto's presence, as well as a fully animated rendering of Crypto's drone.
Be on the lookout - Crypto drone somewhere in the game. Think you might be able to kill it :). pic.twitter.com/1HSFBneYuZ— That1MiningGuy (@That1MiningGuy) September 3, 2019
According to That1MiningGuy, Crypto has already entered Apex Legends through his drone.
We've seen Crypto's leaked kit, which revolves around surveillance and utility with his drone. Now, it looks like the drone is in Apex; scouting out the territory before Crypto's eventual entrance to the roster.
For those who don't already know, Crypto's kit will include the following abilities:
- Tactical: Aerial Drone - Surveillance camera drone, lasts for 40 seconds, 200-meter range. Can be destroyed. Can hack doors, loot bins and pick up banners with drone.
- Passive: Neuro Link - Crypto and teammates see what surveillance drone detect up to 30 meters away.
- Ultimate: Weapon Drone EMP - Charge up an EMP blast from your drone. Deals shield damage, slows enemies and disables all traps.
A new rendered animation from MiningGuyw on Reddit shows exactly what we should be looking for as well.
We're expecting Apex Legends Season 3 to begin in early October, which is likely when Crypto will come to the game.
As of now, though, we seem to have all of the information we need about Crypto. He seems like he'll be a strong addition to the roster and fill a unique role - especially in competitive play.
Competitive is all about staying alive and camping. A lot of players use characters like Wattson and Caustic to hold-down certain areas, and Crypto looks to be a hard counter to the camping playstyle.
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