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Apex Legends Season 2: Battle Charge revealed – Wattson, L-Star, battle pass and more

Published: 8/Jun/2019 16:11 Updated: 11/Jun/2019 9:59

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment have finally unveiled their plans for Apex Legends Season 2 at their presentation at EA Play, revealing details of the new Legend Wattson and information about the next battle pass.

It’s no secret that the launch of Season 1 left many players underwhelmed, with objectively bland looking skins, no new game modes, no map changes and no new weapons.

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With months until Season 2 was scheduled to begin, there was a tangible sense of impatience growing in the community, and leaks of new weapons like the L-Star and the new Legend Wattson didn’t help curb fans’ appetite for more content.

EAThe tenth Apex Legend will be ‘Wattson’.

What’s new in Apex Legends Season 2?

New Legend: Wattson

Wattson is the second new legend to be added to Apex Legends since launch, and brings a very unique set of skills with her. Her traps will electrocute enemies caught in its radius.

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Wattson’s father is said to have created the Arena itself, and so she is friendly with all the existing legends.

New Weapon: L-Star SMG

The L-Star was actually an LMG in the Titanfall series, but for Season 2 of Apex Legends, an ‘EMG’ variant is being added. This weapon was previously leaked by data miners, even showing off some of its legendary skins.

The L-Star will only be in care packages, apparently because it’s so “OP”. It will be disappointing to some that there’s no new weapon joining the regular loot pool, but finding an L-Star sounds like it will be a deadly addition to your loadout.

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EA livestreamThe L-Star has finally been officially revealed, following months of leaks.

New ranked mode

A ranked mode has been confirmed, where players will rank up through six tiers. It goes from ‘bronze’ to ‘Apex Predator’.

Throughout the season, players will be given rewards for where they place in the new ranked mode, with a final reward given out at the end of Season 2 based on your final placing.

A new Caustic skin coming in Season 2.

Season 2 Battle Pass

The new battle pass is now ‘challenge based’, meaning that “levelling to level 100 is a lot quicker than Season 1.”

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Stat trackers are also being removed from the battle pass loot pool, and three new content types added instead, although there’s no details on what these new content types will be. Respawn also confirmed there will be a lot more skins in the pass.

RespawnThe headlines from the Season 2 reveal.

When does Apex Legends Season 2 begin?

Season 2 of Apex Legends, Battle Charge, will go live on July 2, 2019.

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Last updated: June 8, 1:40PM EST.

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All Apex Legends Season 6 weapon TTKs revealed: body vs head

Published: 17/Oct/2020 23:18 Updated: 18/Oct/2020 0:54

by Theo Salaun

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An Apex Legends fan has taken the time to break down every single weapon’s time-to-kill (TTK) for Season 6, all the way from the lowly Mozambique to the deadly R-99.

For those who are still not sure which guns to prioritize in Apex Legends’ sixth season, help is on the way. While everyone’s comfort with recoil control and the game’s attachment loot RNG makes gun preference entirely subjective, it is worth knowing how each gun performs at a base level.

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As such, a YouTuber by the name of ‘Davengeful’ has blessed King’s Canyon’s best with the nitty-gritty details of how each of the battle royale’s weapons performs in a standardized lab environment. 

Standing within 10 meters of a red training dummy (or, technically, ‘DUMMIE,’ which stands for Digital Utility Mock Man Intelligent Example), Davengeful tested all of the game’s Season 6 assault rifles, light machine guns, submachine guns, and shotguns. Standing further away, they also tested the sniper rifles.

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For these tests, Davengeful did not use any hop-up attachments and simply fired with perfect accuracy to gain a base stat. That means there is no Selectfire Prowler data to be used, just the gun’s typical burst behavior. Still, the regular version of the SMG remains one of the strongest guns in the game.

As no surprise to players who have dropped into a game of Apex Legends even once, the Mozambique is a grotesque weapon. While its headshot TTK is decent (and faster than some of the game’s other guns), its body TTK is a whopping 4.504 seconds. 

For context, that’s slightly longer than it would take for you to down four enemies, hitting just body shots, with the R-99.

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The R-99 simply continues to shred enemies in Season 6.

With TTK listed in seconds and no hop-ups included, here’s how the Season 6 list of weapons stacks up. This is current as of October 16, 2020, so all data is subject to change with the release of new patches.

As it stands, the list proceeds downward from light weapons, to heavy, to sniper, to energy, to shotguns, and, finally, the highly touted R-99 Supply Drop gift.

Apex Legends Season 6 Weapon TTKs

Gun Headshot TTK Body TTK
RE-45 1.103 1.389
P2020 1.231 1.770
R-301 0.689 1.262
Alternator 1.040 1.517
G7 Scout 1.009 1.741
Wingman 1.009 1.834
Spitfire 0.785 1.453
Prowler 0.785 1.262
Hemlok 0.689 1.549
Flatline 0.817 1.231
Sentinel 2.053 3.581
Charge Rifle 2.242 3.517
Longbow 1.009 2.625
Triple Take 1.009 1.741
Volt 0.913 1.231
Devotion 1.103 1.581
Havoc 1.103 1.612
L-Star 0.722 1.326
Mozambique 1.198 4.504
EVA-8 1.262 1.741
Mastiff 1.198 1.262
Peacekeeper 1.294 1.549
R-99 0.850 1.103

As you’ll notice, the R-99 is entirely deserving of its rarity because it has the game’s fastest body TTK and one of the fastest headshot TTKs. Its longtime companion among revered light guns, the R-301, is also devastating — with the fastest headshot TTK in the entire game.

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While the sniper rifles may feel underpowered from this table, it should be remembered that this is only raw, base data. Snipers are easier to hit shots with from range, thanks to scopes and bullet velocity, so players shouldn’t be discouraged just by the data found here.

Still, they should be discouraged from using the Mozambique. The numbers aren’t lying with that one.

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