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Apex Legends Wattson trailer launched ahead of Season 2 release

Published: 1/Jul/2019 19:48

by Eli Becht

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Respawn have released a new Apex Legends Season 2 trailer, giving players an in-depth look at the special ability of new character Wattson, who will make her debut when the update launches on July 2.

Wattson makes her debut in Apex Legends season 2, which launches on July 2. The new legend is just one of many additions to the battle royale game, alongside a new weapon, new map locations, and a new ranked mode.

As well as showing off Wattson in action, the trailer reveals more details about the character’s backstory, explaining how she got her nickname.

EA LivestreamWattson is the new character coming to Apex Legends.

The narrator starts by introducing us to Wattson, explaining that “Natalie Paquette’s first love has always been electricity, hence her nickname, Wattson.”

  • Read More:  Overwatch-style lore adds depth to the character, whose father created the Apex Arena, fans will be more interested to learn how she plays.

    There’s not long to go until you’ll be able to try out these electric fences for yourself, although it isn’t clear what time on July 2 the update will launch.

    With Season 1 receiving a lukewarm reception from fans, there is a lot riding on this patch, and we’ll see if Wattson – along with the other new additions – can revive the fortunes of Respawn’s battle royale.

    EAWattson is coming very soon.

    What else is coming with Season 2?

    The start of Season 2 brings a ranked mode, the L-Star LMG, some potential map changes and a whole lot more, which we’ll be able to see when the patch notes are made available.

    Respawn listened to a lot of fan feedback about the first season and promised to make improvements, something we’re seeing firsthand with all the announcements.

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Apex Legends dev explains why Octane is getting “tiny buff” in Season 7

Published: 22/Oct/2020 16:33

by Daniel Cleary

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Respawn game designer Daniel Klein has revealed why Octane will be receiving a small buff in the seventh season of Apex Legends, addressing some concerns around the fan-favorite character.

There are now 14 unique characters in Apex Legends and with another Legend, who was teased to be Horizon, on the way in Season 7, many players are hoping for their favorite characters to receive buffs in the coming updates.

Plenty of Apex fans have been calling for the Adrenaline Junkie, Octane, to get buffed in recent patches. Despite being one of the most popular characters he does not have a strong win rate in Season 6.

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Octane is one of the few characters to be buffed in Season 7

As it is unclear what could be done to boost the character’s performance, with some Octane fans even asking for full rework, many players have called on Respawn devs to help improve his chances at winning.

Following the release of the latest patch, one Apex player Iraakeane asked Apex devs when Octane would be getting buffed or reworked, and Respawn Game designer Daniel Klein finally responded to fans’ concerns.

The Apex dev revealed that Octane would be getting a “tiny buff” in the next season, although he did not share what exactly will change about the high-flying daredevil in-game.

“Octane’s got a very high pick rate (a lot of people play him) and also a very high encounter win rate (he wins individual engagements a lot),” Klein added, before revealing why the popular character needed a small buff.

“It’s just his trios win rate that’s low,” he shared, suggesting that they were happy with his current state, “that’s kind of okay: he’s a selfish, charge-in-guns-blazing character who’s a ton of fun to play but also eventually gets himself killed.”

As of now, it is unclear just what kind of buff Octane will receive, but fans will likely have to wait until the season’s end on November 4 to find out for sure.

There have been a few other buffs revealed by Respawn for Season 7, as characters like Mirage are set to receive some “scary” changes in the next few weeks.