Respawn Entertainment have revealed that Wattson will finally make her debut as the newest legend in Apex Legends Season 2 and she looks to be a very powerful addition, from what we’ve been told about the character so far.
After being left in the dark about the future of Apex Legends, Respawn finally revealed the contents of Season 2 and what to expect with the game going forward.
The big news is the addition of a ranked mode, along with a new Legend in Wattson. She has the electricity based profile, which players have been speculating about, and it looks like she’ll fit right in with the game.
What can Wattson do?
Wattson is much more of a defensive type Legend when compared to her counterparts. She comes equipped with a Tesla trap that will enable her to catch any and electrocute any enemy caught in its radius.
Her abilities are as follows:
- Tactical Ability: Perimeter Security – Connect nodes to create electrified fences that damage and slow enemies.
- Passive Ability: Spark of Genius – Ultimate Accelerants fully charge your Ultimate Ability, and standing near interception pylons boosts your Tactical Ability recharge.
- Ultimate Ability: Interception Pylon – Place an electrified pylon that destroys incoming ordnance and repairs damaged shields as long as it stands. (Max: 3)
She’ll be able to defend an area very effectively with that electrified Pylon ability, judging by its description, making her a potentially excellent addition to any team looking to survive in the endgame situations.
Natalie “Wattson” Paquette made the Apex Arena’s Ring a reality. Now,
she's joining the Games to put her shocking skills to use.
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) June 8, 2019
Who is Wattson?
Wattson has a lot of actual lore built into her character and her father is said to have actually created the arena where Apex Legends takes place.
Her full name is Natalie Paquette, but she goes by Wattson, and it’s believed that nobody knows the arena better than her. The character’s father died the day the Apex Games arena was revealed and it was up to her to finish the plan.
Now, she fights alongside her friends in that very arena, but none of them know all the nooks and crannies as she does.
You can read her full lore below.
Natalie “Wattson” Paquette is a familiar face in the Apex Games, though for a different reason than most. Daughter of the Games’ lead electrical engineer, she studied his manuals to stay close to him, and discovered her calling at a young age. Though she could be completely distracted one moment and hyper-focused the next, electricity grounded her – its ordered, predictable flow made sense in a way the rest of the world didn’t.
She devoured every book she could on the subject, and eventually became such a skilled engineer that she was commissioned to build the Apex Games’ Modified Containment Ring. Unfortunately, her father died the day it was revealed, leaving her alone. At her lowest moment, a group of competitors invited her to return to the arena with them, assuring her she would always have a home. She now fights alongside her friends in the arena she helped build, destroying incoming missiles, recharging shields, creating fences, and using her pylon to silence fights that get too loud. Nobody knows the arena better than Wattson – anyone who underestimates her is in for a shock.
When does Season 2 launch?
Season 2 of Apex Legends is set to begin on July 2, leaving players with just under a month for the action to begin and to test out some of the brand new features that are coming soon.
The new season will introduce a ranked mode, much improved battle pass, and a the new L-Star SMG – for which there has already been a weapon teaser trailer revealed.
Whether or not Season 2 will live up to expectations remains to be seen, but Wattson looks like a fantastic addition to the roster at a glance.
Article last updated on June 21, 2019 at 06:35 (EST).