After popularity spike, Apex’s most maligned legend is being pushed aside by players again
As it turns out, this pick rate boost wasn't much of a mystery.
Crypto has always been an oddball character in Apex Legends. As a game that made its name on the slick gunplay and movement that typified the Titanfall series combined with different, unique characters in a battle royale setting, Apex players tend to like fast-paced, in-your-face action.
Crypto runs counter to that ethos as a character that typically sits back behind fights and reveals enemies to his teammates with his drone. That’s why it was a bit of a surprise when, upon season 16’s release, Crypto’s pick rate rocketed up the charts according to Apex Legends Status, from the least-picked character slot that he usually occupied to the middle of the pack, more than doubling his overall pick rate across all players in the ALS database.