Crypto is expected to be the next character added to Apex Legends and thanks to leakers we now know all four of his abilities, from passive to tactical and ultimate.
Expected to release at the start of Season 3 in October, or possibly even sooner, Crypto was first teased in the trailer for Season 2, with Respawn giving small hints to suggest that he was the reason wildlife invaded Kings Canyon.
Data miner That1MiningGuy previously found hints to suggest one of Crypto’s abilities was hacking into items placed around the map, but details on exactly how it would work were scarce.
However, since the big Iron Crown event update on August 13, this same leaker has found a host of new game files, including more detailed descriptions of the legend’s abilities.
According to the game files, which are of course subject to change and possibly still in development, Crypto’s abilities are as follows:
- 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.
That1MiningGuy also explains that of all the unreleased legends discovered in the game files, Crypto is by far the most ‘complete’, indicating that development of the character may be almost finished.
The expectation is still that the character will release alongside Season 3, set for sometime in early October, though nothing is confirmed.
If you’re not fully caught up on the backstory and lore of Crypto, check out everything we know from leaks, rumors and teasers here.
The other new legend expected to come after is Rosie, and we also know all of her abilities so far thanks to leaks.
Apex Legends Season 3 will likely release in the first week of October, but Respawn will likely release more teasers to build hype for the launch, meaning we could have confirmation very soon.