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A header for a new Apex Legend's character called Crypto

Are you going to play the cool, calm and collected hacker? (Picture: EA)

EAs battle royale is getting a new playable character next month, with the first clear look at the oft-teased Crypto.

Respawn has made it official (even though we all knew) that a new addition is coming to the start of Apex Legends season 3 on 1 October. The stylish hacker Crypto was previously teased by a cameo in the game and has been known about for ages thanks to dataminers.

Cool, calm and collected, reads his descripition on the Apex Legends website, which describes him as using specialised surveillance drones to stay in the fight and out of the spotlight.

Although its not spelled out exactly, it sounds like hes going to be a support type character – perhaps something along the same lines as Bloodhound.

Prepare yourselves for Apex Legends Season 3: Meltdown! Dropping October 1, Meltdown brings a new contender to the arena, Crypto, an all-new Battle Pass, Ranked Series 2 and more. Get the first details and prepare for more reveals before Meltdown begins! https://t.co/bZl59HS6d3 pic.twitter.com/k2tjZmIp17

— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) September 19, 2019

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Crypto will be part of several new features in Season 3, which is called Meltdown. A brand new battle pass will be available with over 100 exclusive items, including new legendary skins and more Apex Packs.

A new weapon is also making its debut, with the charge rifle allowing you to store up energy and obliterate players with a direct hit.

A new ranked series will also begin on 1 October.

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