With the launch of Apex Legends Season 3, Crypto is set to join the action taking place on the new ice-and-fire themed map, World’s Edge.
Crypto, the latest addition to the pool of 11 playable characters in Apex Legends, brings an exceptionally unique set of abilities with him. All three of Crypto’s abilities revolve around the use of aerial surveillance drones that will uncover, detect, and even damage enemies in the new season of Apex Legends.
But before we dive into the details of Crypto’s abilities, let’s take a look at the story of Crypto.
- Real Name: [ERROR]
- Age: [ERROR]
- Home World: [ERROR]
- Tactical Ability: Surveillance Drone
- Passive Ability: Neurolink
- Ultimate Ability: Drone EMP
With Crypto stating that “off-the-grid is the only secure way to go,” it makes perfect sense that the real name, age, and homeworld of this surveillance and decryption expert are not be listed in the Apex database.
Framed for corporate espionage and murder, Tae Joon Park was forced to abandon his identity. To survive, he became Crypto.
Known as one of the most elite hackers in the Outlands, Crypto uses his mastery of engineering and robotics to provide valuable intel while staying in the shadows.
Crypto specializes in secrets; he knows how to uncover them, and how to keep them. A brilliant hacker and encryption expert, he uses aerial drones to spy on his opponents in the Apex Arena without being seen. It’s been noted that his drones have a similar design to those created by wanted murderer Tae Joon Park.
Orphans raised on the streets of Suotamo, Tae Joon and his foster sister Mila Alexander escaped a life of squalor by becoming computer engineers, designing drones that transmit the Apex Games throughout the Outlands. But one day, Tae Joon disappeared with an important company secret, and his sister vanished under mysterious and violent circumstances. However, Crypto claims to have had no contact with Tae Joon, and the case remains unsolved.
Crypto’s motives for joining the Apex Games are almost as mysterious as the man himself. In recent interviews, he claims he is seeking justice – but for what, exactly, remains unknown.
Tactical Ability – Surveillance Drone
- Deploy an aerial drone that allows you to view the surrounding area from above. If the drone is destroyed, there is a 40-second cool down before you can deploy another.
Crypto’s aerial surveillance drone provides a strategic look at his surroundings.
Passive Ability – Neurolink
- Enemies detected by the Surveillance Drone within 30 meters of your position are marked for you and your teammates to see.
Crypto’s Neurolink ability allows him to send tactical information to his squad regarding enemy positions.
Ultimate Ability – Drone EMP
- Your Surveillance Drone sets off an EMP blast that deals shield damage, slows enemies, and disables traps.
If an enemy squad has a fortified position, Crypto’s drone can unleash an EMP.
Dealing shield damage and disabling traps, the blast slows enemies long enough for Crypto to emerge from the shadows, and strike with deadly vengeance.