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

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

Published: 6/Mar/2019 12:39 Updated: 21/Mar/2019 10:10

by 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.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

Respawn Entertainment
Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.