Apex Legends Crypto Trick Lets Player Regain Shield With the Drone

"It’s hard to be scared when you’re prepared."
"It’s hard to be scared when you’re prepared." / Image courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

At the start of Apex Legends: Defiance, Crypto notably received some major reworks to his Surveillance Drone, giving it some much-needed extra utility to perhaps encourage some more players to lock the hacker and encryption expert in.

From numerous drone view HUD and other quality of life updates, to changes to both his Surveillance Drone and Neurolink abilities, Crypto's kit is as accessible and engaging as it's ever been. Thanks to this recent trick found with his drone as well, it seems there are even more niche capabilities Crypto can pull off that most wouldn't expect.

As shown by Natus Vincere player Xron on Twitch, and posted on Reddit by u/EpicGamer_SCAR, Crypto can use his drone to regenerate his shield from afar with Wattson's Interception Pylon ultimate.

In the 30-second clip, Xron shows how although they and their teammates weren't able to repair their shields with the ult due to them not being in the direct line of sight of the pylon, as soon as they step into Crypto's drone, they're able to charge it up "wirelessly."

One Redditor noted that this trick only works if Crypto is in range of the Wattson ult, but not in the direct line of sight of the pylon, so that might make this fun than practical.

Another mentioned that this trick makes sense if it was a design choice by Respawn Entertainment "since the drone is Neural-linked to Crypto."

Ultimately, this is a very niche, situational play to pull off, but it's definitely handy to keep in mind barring that it doesn't get nerfed, of course.

For more on Apex Legends, feel free to check out our coverage of a Crypto skin exploit that makes him invincible.