Apex Legends players want Wattson ability change to fit her story

Connor Bennett

One Apex Legends fan has pointed out a potentially fatal flaw with how Wattson reacts to enemy fences in comparison to her own. 

Wattson was launched as a new character in the popular battle royale back in season two, making her the second new legend to join the cast of characters after Octane. Since then, she’s become a staple in plenty of squads. 

Apex Legends players have found ways to humiliate their opponent’s with Wattson’s electric fence trap, as well as taking things to new levels with the introduction of season three. However, some fans have pointed out that the ability could do with a change – especially when it comes to facing enemy players playing as the same character. 

Respawn EntertainmentWattson has become a regular in Apex Legends matches.

In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user mr_bosssss pointed out that as it stands, Wattson is able to walk through her own traps without suffering damage thanks to her clothing. However, should she go near an enemy trap, everything is forgotten and she’s as susceptible as everyone else. 

It’s a similar situation with Caustic where he is immune to his and enemy gas traps, but he does have his vision clouded by the gas. While that may be in part of his gas mask, some fans noted that Wattson could very well do with a similar change – even if it’s just a passive buff.

User dungeon99 pointed out that a tweak come make her ability less impactful, seeing as enemy Wattson’s wouldn’t take damage, but a clever change could come in the form of her only being slowed by the fence. 

However, snowy6191 claimed that allowing the legend to walk through fences without suffering any consequences wouldn’t “make sense when balancing is concerned.”

Whether or not someone from Respawn will ever take the idea into mind is unknown, but it’s clear that some fans are aware of the difference between Wattson and her fellow legends. 

It may just be an idea for now, but we’ve seen others garner plenty of support in the past, prompting the developers to make a change.

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Based out of Liverpool, Connor is Dexerto's UK News Editor having joined the website in 2018 with a degree in International Journalism. You can find him covering everything from CoD, GTA, FIFA, Apex Legends, and influencer boxing. Need to get in touch? Email Connor at Connor.Bennett@Dexerto.com