Apex Legends Crypto: Gameplay & Tips Season 12

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A Recon Legend, Crypto takes to the skies with his Surveillance Drone, revealing enemies for Crypto and his squad using Neurolink. If he finds that the enemies have already hunkered down, he can activate his Drone EMP to break their defenses and slow them before he comes out of the shadows and makes his move with his squad.


Surveillance Drone
Deploys an aerial drone. 40-second cooldown if destroyed.

The following is everything that the Surveillance Drone can Ping:
Regen items
Map Features
You can manually ping and use the ping wheel while in drone view.
Pathfinder’s Grappling Hook can attach to the drone.
Fuse’s Knuckle Cluster can stick to the drone.
The drone cannot pass through Wraith’s Dimensional Rift.
NeurolinkCrypto and his teammates see what the Surveillance Drone detects up to a 30-meter radius.Mirage cannot be detected while cloaked from Now You See Me….
Mirage’s decoys can be scanned but won’t be highlighted as an enemy.
Enemies won’t be highlighted if Gibraltar’s Dome of Protection comes between them and the drone.
If Crypto is inside enemy or friendly Bangalore smoke while in recon mode your screen will start to become fuzzy.
Enemies cannot be detected through Bangalore’s smoke or Caustic’s gas.
Drone EMPCharge up an EMP blast from your drone. Deals 50 shield damage, slows players, and disables traps.The EMP completely destroys the following:
Gibraltar’s Dome of Protection
Lifeline’s D.O.C. Heal Drone
Wattson’s Perimeter Security nodes and Interception Pylon
Caustic’s Nox Gas Trap
Mirage’s decoys produced by Psyche Out and Life of the Party
Loba’s Black Market Boutique
Rampart’s Amped Cover’s amped part
Seer’s Exhibit
Enemy Crypto’s Surveillance Drone
Cargo Bots
The EMP deals 100 damage to Octane’s Launch Pad.
The EMP deals 50 damage to Body Shields and Evo Shields, both when equipped and on the ground, and Shadows created by Revenant’s Death Totem.
The EMP disables Tridents for 5 seconds, and Rampart’s Mobile Minigun “Sheila” when in placed mode for 10 seconds.
ReconScanning MapIcon Survey Beacons reveals the next circle’s location.


  • Legend Type: Recon
  • Tactical Ability: Surveillance Drone
  • Passive Ability: Neurolink
  • Ultimate Ability: Drone EMP
Abilities Tips
Surveillance Drone

Crypto is completely vulnerable while in drone view. Find a safe place to stay while operating the Surveillance Drone. You can crouch while entering drone view to force Crypto to stay in this stance while using it, making it easier to hide him.
Holding the tactical button allows Crypto to deploy the drone and immediately exit from the drone view.
Deploying the drone while sliding allows Crypto to keep sliding while the drone deploys. You can slide into cover and/or save time this way when moving into new areas via downward slopes.
Although your squad can see the drone’s automatic Neurolink pings, the range is very limited. Remember to manually ping the enemies you see that the drone doesn’t automatically detect.
The drone’s ability to see the number of nearby enemy squads is very powerful information. Communicate this information to your squad often to make decisions about when/where to move, which fights to take, and avoid being caught by surprise third parties after winning a fight.
The 200-meter squad detection radius is approximately the same size as your minimap.
You can use the drone as a decoy to distract enemies while your squad is either flanking or escaping.
Because enemy drones appear with an orange aura, flying it outside The Ring will cause it to visually blend in with the orange ring effect and its partial opacity, making it harder for enemies to spot. The drone does not take Ring damage.
If your squadmates have died, you can use the drone to safely retrieve your squadmates’ banners. Try to fly the drone in from a different direction rather than directly from yourself to reduce the likelihood of being caught doing this. Carrying Mobile Respawn Beacons in your survival slot is naturally more valuable for Crypto.

The Drone EMP and Neurolink can be used even when Crypto is not directly controlling the drone. This allows Crypto to actively stay in the fight while gathering information on what enemies are doing.
The Surveillance Drone is noisy and its automatic enemy detection will warn enemies of its presence. If you don’t want them to know your squad is nearby, you can manually ping them from a distance.
Many maps have glass surfaces that the drone can detect enemies through. Park your drone on one side so that it can safely scan enemies on the other side.
If you’re struggling to find enemy squads, flying around with the drone through buildings and covers and looking through glass might cause them to be spotted by the drone’s enemy detection, even if you didn’t notice them.
Drone EMPThe radius of Drone EMP is the same as Neurolink’s tracking radius. If an enemy is highlighted in orange, you know they’ll be caught in the blast.
You can activate EMP from where you last left the drone, even when you are not in drone view. This way, you can set the drone in one spot, leave the drone view, prepare for an ambush, activate the EMP, and push immediately.
Keep in mind that you and your drone are still vulnerable to damage while EMP is charging.
The drone is easier to spot while EMP is charging. Try to activate EMP with your drone in a safe spot or while flying it around to avoid it being destroyed.
EMP is very good for ending fights quickly and lessening the chances of your squad getting third partied.
Using EMP on enemies who are fighting or escaping outside The Ring can be effective as the slow effect can potentially be enough for the ring to knock or eliminate them.
Using EMP on large groups of enemies can rack up damage for Crypto’s Evo Shield very quickly.
Using EMP on single enemies can be worth doing to take them out of the fight temporarily, rather than letting their squad group up.
Since squadmates do not take shield damage from EMP, a risky tactic in a pinch is to activate EMP even if Crypto and his squad will be caught in the blast, giving your team an opportunity to attack or escape while the enemy recovers.
It’s very useful for Crypto to carry at least 1-2 Ultimate Accelerants to quickly recharge EMP.
Offensive, agile Legends make good squadmates for Crypto, as they can easily hunt down enemies after an EMP.
ReconA survey beacon can be used again when the next round starts.

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Voice Lines



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.

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 used by the Syndicate to transmit the Apex Games throughout the Outlands. But two years ago, Tae Joon and Mila stumbled upon an algorithm that could predict the result of any Apex Games match, hidden away in the Games’ own computer systems. That caught the attention of the wrong people – the next day, Mila disappeared, and Tae Joon was forced into hiding after he was framed for her murder. With his reputation destroyed, and the Syndicate after him, he gave up his identity, his face, and his family in order to facilitate his redemption.

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