Apex Legends character Wattson leaked? Abilities, release date rumors and more

Matt Porter

Another upcoming Apex Legends character named Wattson has been leaked, and details regarding the new Legend have begun to appear ahead of its official release.

Apex Legends fans will be aware that one new Legend has already been leaked, with plenty of information available about Octane, with many believing that the character will make an appearance in the game in the near future.

However, alongside the leak of Octane, eagle-eyed players noticed a second Legend had been mentioned named Wattson, although unfortunately very little information about the character is available at the moment.

The first leaked images of Wattson.

Who is Wattson?

While information has continued to leak out regarding Octane, data miners have been relatively quiet about Wattson, with almost nothing known about the character except for the fact that their powers seem to be focused on the use of electricity.

The lightning bolt symbol on Wattson’s jacket in the leaked image was the first clue, plus the first of their abilities, which was also leaked.

What are Wattson’s abilities?

At time of writing, only one of Wattson’s abilities is known to the public. Many believe that the ability, named Tesla Coil, will act much in the same way as Caustic’s Toxic Trapper, by electrocuting players while they are caught inside the trap.

A possible first look at the Tesla trap was found by data miner Shrugtal.

Many believe that Wattson’s ability may work similarly to Caustic’s Toxic Trapper.

What else do we know about Wattson?

With leaks regarding Wattson thin on the ground, the only thing we know for sure is that the ‘callouts’ for the character have been added to the game’s files as first discovered by @ApexLeaksNews, however we still have no information regarding what the Legend looks like, or its finishing moves.

@ApexLeaksNewsWattson’s callouts have been added to Apex Legends.

When is Wattson going to be released?

Unsurprisingly, there is no official release date for Wattson. Apex Legends Season One is set to kick off during March, with many expecting Octane to be released alongside the first season.

With Wattson not believed to be scheduled to release until after Octane goes live, it’s likely that we will not see the character until April at the very earliest.

Perhaps Respawn also plan to release a new Legend at the start of each Season, in which case Wattson might not arrive until June, with the launch of Season 2.

This is an updating post and will be updated any time new information about Wattson is discovered prior to the in-game release of the Legend.

About The Author

Matt is a former Dexerto writer. Hailing from Northern Ireland, he is games journalist who specializes in Call of Duty. Matt joined Dexerto in August 2018, covering a variety of games as a Senior Writer before moving to CharlieINTEL in 2020.