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Who is Crypto in Apex Legends? Abilities and Lore

Crypto has been officially introduced for Apex Legends, and we have his abilities and lore covered for you.
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Today has been an exhilarating day for the Apex Legends community with the official reveal of Season 3: Meltdown having taken place. There will be a fruitful amount of content coming to the battle royale game with the arrival of Season 3: Meltdown. However, the highlight of the new season’s content will be the arrival of Crypto to the Apex Legends roster. This hacker will be looking to get revenge on those who have wronged him by becoming the champion of the Apex Legends games. Wednesday, September 19th saw the lore of Crypto be revealed to players in an impressive cinematic video, while the character’s abilities have been leaked beforehand. With this available information in mind, we have gathered together the lore and abilities together to help you better understand the new Apex Legends character. 

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Apex Legends Crypto Lore

The lore of the newest character for Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale game was shown off in a brand new Stories from the Outlands video titled “Forever Family.” This lore video shows off the character before his days as a competitor where he is a computer genius working with another character named Mila Alexander. Our main character discovers a new security protocol that he decrypts with the help of Mila. The two characters soon find that they have decoded a prediction program that would allow someone to rig any match of the Apex Legends games. Mila is excited to use this program to start a new life for her and Crypto. However, he does not want to use the program in fear of being targeted and killed. 

Crypto wakes up the next day and discovers that Mila had used the program and has been kidnapped by an unknown syndicate group. The same group attacks Crypto and forces him to retreat. Following an adrenaline-fueled chase, he can escape. With his normal life ruined, Crypto accepts his fate and transforms into the hacker character that players will be using in Season 3: Meltdown of Apex Legends. 

Apex Legends Crypto Abilities

Apex Legends Crypto Lore Abilities

The abilities of the new character in Apex Legends have not yet been officially revealed and will likely be shown off to the community when Season 3: Meltdown launches. However, community dataminer That1MiningGuy was able to discover the abilities of the hacker following the Iron Crown update for Apex Legends. These abilities for the Apex Legends character will see the character utilize his hacking abilities with an aerial drone to turn the tide of a fight in his favor. 

You can find all of the abilities for Crypto in Apex Legends below:

Tactical – Aerial Drone

  • Deploys an aerial camera drone for 40 seconds that can move up to 200 meters away from Crypto. 

Passive – Neuro Link

  • Crypto and teammates can see what the aerial drone witnesses for up to 30 meters away from their location. 

Ultimate – Drone EMP

  • Charges an EMP from the drone that deals shield damage, slows enemies, and disables enemy traps when used. 

We will update this article with changes to the abilities of Crypto if any are discovered when he is officially added to the battle royale game. 

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Guides Writer Nicholas enjoys helping fellow members of the video game community learn more about their favorite games. First-person shooters and Battle Royale games are what you can usually find Nicholas playing when he isn't writing. We will congratulate you if you can find a bigger Call of Duty fan than Nicholas, who has been playing since he got Call of Duty 2 with his first Xbox 360. [email protected]