Apex Legends - Tips & Tricks Guide to Crypto
Crypto now finds himself in the best position he has been in as a legend since his inception. He was widely considered to be one of the weakest legends in Apex during season 4 but found his way back into the meta with the changes to his kit. Since season 4 Crypto became a recon legend with the ability to scan survey beacons. With his quality of life updates to his drone and EMP players in the community quickly learned just how good he can be by playing with more Crypto’s or facing formidable ones! In this guide, we will take a more in depth look at Crypto’s passive ability, tactical ability, and ultimate ability as well as his synergy with legends. If you’re just starting out playing Crypto or would just like to learn more about his kit and how he works with others -- go no further than this guide!
Passive Ability: ‘Neurolink’ is Crypto’s passive ability that allows Crypto and his teammates to see what his Surveillance Drone detects up to a 30m distance! Neurolink is a great way to tell where enemies are and alert your teammates to their position by scanning them! Neurolink can be used actively while in Crypto’s tactical ability or can be used passively to survey the nearby area for teammates. One benefit of Neurolink scan, as opposed to Bloodhound’s scan, is that it stays active infinitely when enemies are in range, and can only be stopped by destroying Crypto’s drone. *Crypto can also scan survey beacons with his legend or drone to reveal the upcoming storm ring with his recon ability *Tip - Many players only use crypto’s drone to scout - try using it as a passive-scan while looting or holding position to help alert you and your teammates to enemies within a 30m range! *Another Tip - when using Crypto’s drone as a passive-scan, try to put it in a place that is less likely to be seen or damaged. Making it harder to find can send enemies on a goose-chase making it easier to kill them while they are distracted
Tactical Ability: ‘Surveillance Drone’ is Crypto’s tactical ability that allows you to deploy an aerial camera drone that can be used until destroyed - 40-second cooldown if destroyed. Crypto’s drone can be used in a variety of ways which helps him in being a more versatile legend to learn! Surveillance Drone can certainly be used to scout and search for enemies. Transversely it can be used as a distraction method to bait enemy shots which can force other teams onto their position, or can be a perfect opportunity for your team to close in. You can also use Crypto’s drone to do the survey beacon work for you immediately revealing the new storm circle’s position to you and your teammates! *Tip - Did your teammates preemptively die? Use Crypto’s surveillance drone to recover their banners and respawn them at a nearby respawn beacon! *Another Tip - Crypto’s drone is a great way to distract enemies both with its loud sound and how difficult it is to hit. Try flying around while dodging enemy bullets for fun to distract opponents while your team stealthily pushes in unbeknownst to them
Ultimate Ability: ‘Drone EMP’ is Crypto’s ultimate ability that allows you to charge up an EMP from your drone. The blast deals 50 shield damage, slows players, and destroys traps. Crypto’s EMP is what takes his kit from a team-friendly scout to the initiator of team fights and the shot caller from afar. Crypto’s EMP can be his way of immediately communicating the enemy’s position to your teammates while simultaneously damaging their shields to make their jobs easier. The best way to use his EMP is to position yourself close to where you believe the fight will take place and use your ultimate while your team follows up. *Tip - Enemies will usually try to run to the closest non-EMP-covered area to avoid the damage. Try to place your ultimate ahead of their position and as central to the enemies as possible to try and crack all 3 shields for your teammates at once *Another tip - Try to place Crypto as close to the point of interest as possible before using your ‘Drone EMP’ to make it easier to rejoin your teammates in the fight.
Synergy with Legends: Crypto is a great legend who works well primarily with team comps that can protect him effectively and in team comps that don’t require much extra help but will welcome it. Crypto can be a real double-edged sword - he can be the hero that provides everything you need for a team fight or can seemingly not be there or fire a single shot at enemies all game - it all depends on your level of position and the team that surrounds you. Gibraltar for his dome shield to protect Crypto while he is in his drone. Caustic to cover Crypto in gas canisters or an ultimate in case enemies approach. Wraith for her portal to instantly get him back into the action of the team fight. Revenant for his death totem while Crypto EMP’s the enemy team. And lastly, Rampart for her amped cover’s protection.
Did you learn anything from this guide? What are some of your favorite legends to play Crypto with? Do you have any tips to add to this guide? Comment down below! If you enjoyed this post and would like to bookmark it to have it saved for another time - click/ tap the 3 dots in the top right corner and select ‘bookmark’ to have it archived! ~Wxbber