Crypto is still at the very bottom in terms of popularity in Apex Legends, despite receiving solid buffs with season 12.
Apex Legends is a popular first-person shooter battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment, the same dev team behind the Titanfall franchise of games. Apex Legends was Respawn’s first foray into the free-to-play battle royale genre.
Over the years, Respawn has garnered a strong playerbase with the help of a constant stream of meaningful updates. Basically, to help with player retention, Respawn released new seasonal content featuring legend and weapon changes, new maps, limited-time game modes, cosmetic items, and more.
At its core, Apex Legends is a hero-shooter game where different characters have different abilities. As such, the balancing of these abilities needs to be on point since a little miscalculation can have unwanted effects on the character meta.
Crypto’s Pick Rate is Still Very Low
Crypto, a legend with surveillance capabilities, was released alongside season 3 of Apex Legends. Upon his official debut, many players simply didn’t click with his passive playstyle. It is evident that the Apex Legends community prefers legends with flashy abilities like Wraith, Octane, Valkyrie, and Ash.
Following many complaints from the general player base, Respawn finally gave Crypto a much-deserved rework that finally let him use his drone on the fly. Despite receiving a major buff, his popularity within the server didn’t change all that much. Instead, Crypto is currently one of the least-picked characters in the current season 12 meta.
What Really Happened?
While these Crypto buffs look good on paper, in practice, other characters are just more flashy and useful in more scenarios than Crypto. Consequently, players are still avoiding Crypto, just like they always did before the rework.
If Respawn doesn’t make any new changes to his kits, his popularity across different skill buckets may remain the same.