Apex Legends Season 12 to Buff Crypto, and Nerf Caustic

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Respawn have revealed that Season 12 of Apex Legends will see some buffs rolled out for Crypto, while Caustic is set to receive some nerfs.

Speculation has been flying surrounding the next season of Apex Legends, Defiance. Previously, it was hinted via some leaks that Crypto would be seeing some buffs. Now it seems that not only will Crypto be seeing some improvements, but Caustic would be taken down a peg or two.

According to Dot Esports, Respawn revealed their plans for the Legend changes in a press conference earlier this week. For Crypto, it was the Legend's reliance on manual use of his drones that the changes are looking to tackle. It seems that manually controlling Crypto's Surveillance Drone will still ensure players get the most out of it, though now players will have the option to throw a deployment mode.

This new mode allows for a quick nearby scan, leaving Crypto vulnerable for a much shorter amount of time. In addition, when manually controlling the Surveillance Drone, players will benefit from an enhanced UI.

Apex Legends Season 12 to Buff Crypto, and Nerf Caustic

As for Caustic, he won't be coming out of the new Season unscathed. With more nerfs coming Caustic's way, players will see gas traps continue to be destructible even once they’ve been triggered. Previously, these traps could be used as temporary cover, being indestructible. This will effectively be removed.

No doubt players will have their own thoughts on which Legends could do with a buff or nerf in the upcoming season. As with any update, there's a need to assess the balance to ensure things don't become one-sided. It'll be interesting to see how these changes will affect the pick rates of these Legends going forward.

With Season 12 set to launch on Feb. 8, it's only a matter of time before we see what's to come for the next wave of Apex Legends.