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Another strange Wattson fence bug discovered in Apex Legends Season 9

Published: 19/Jun/2021 10:36 Updated: 19/Jun/2021 10:38

by Joe Craven

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Respawn Entertainment is aware of another bug with Wattson’s fences, this time seeing a random beam of light emerge upwards from connected fences. 

Wattson has become a minor problem child for Respawn Entertainment of late, with much community discussion surrounding her. Despite sustained requests for a buff, Respawn has maintained that the Static Defender is viable and does not require significant adjustment.

However, issues with her fences since the launch of Season 9 have affected her relative strength. Although some problems have been erased, more have surfaced as Season 9.

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Wattson’s fences have been problematic since Season 9 launched.

This latest issue was highlighted by @lilakeyLK on Twitter, who said: “We‘re back at it again with another Wattson fence bug! Luckily this time, it’s much less severe than the stun bug. This patch, every time a node is connected, there is a beam of light that shoots upwards into the sky.” 

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Attached to the tweet was a video showing exactly that. While not necessarily game-breaking, the bug may give Wattson’s location away, as well as being a general annoyance for players using her.

Thankfully, Respawn developer ‘pav’ was on hand to respond, saying: “Going to look into this. Thanks!”

With the bug being a minor annoyance, we can expect a fairly simple patch to be released in the near future.

Lila elaborated on the problem, explaining that locating enemy Wattson players is incredibly simple: “It happens every time a fence is connected. You’re basically just firing off flares into the sky every time you use your tactical. I’ve experienced this in game already; where my team has an advantage by seeing these beams and knowing exactly where the enemy is set up.”

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It’s certainly not as invasive as some bugs lingering in Apex Legends, like this ‘stuttering’ bug that can determine the outcome of matches. It will probably constitute a more simple fix though.

Respawn also uses the Apex Legends Trello board to track some bugs they are working on.