It was first released in 7.3.0 version on June 30, 2020.
At first the costume's passive ability was Despicable Actions, which later in update 7.6.0 (December 22, 2020) changed into Punches. The percentages of the costume upgrades were the same.
For a while, objectives that required punches used to count with the costume's despicable actions bonus, however as of version 7.4.0 punches were separated from despicable actions, making way to new costumes with punches as their passive ability. Cro-Minion was the first costume to get Punches bonus using a power-up alongside Reindeer in update 7.6.0.
Cro-Minion is a play on words for Cro-Magnon, a prehistoric human form. It is inspired by the film Minions, released in summer 2015.
This is the first Minion Rush costume with his name ending with "Minion".