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Apex Legends Season 2: Everything you need to know about Wattson

Published: 8/Jun/2019 18:21 Updated: 21/Jun/2019 10:38

by Eli Becht

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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.

Respawn EntertainmentWattson is coming to Apex Legends.

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. 

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.

EAWattson arrives July 2.

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). 

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All confirmed buffs coming in Apex Legends Season 7

Published: 24/Oct/2020 11:12

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is almost here, and that means changes to characters. So, we’ve rounded up all the buffs that Respawn have confirmed so far.

With each new Apex Legends season, players are always looking forward to getting their hands on a new Legend as well as seeing what’s been changed to existing Legends, weapons, and items.

As Season 7 is on the horizon, Respawn have begun to roll out their teasers – with a familiar-looking UFO turning up on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge.

Aside from that, the devs have also been planting seeds about what buffs and nerfs are coming in the new season. So, we’ve rounded up the buffs that we know about so far.

Mirage

As one of Apex’s most popular characters, players have been desperate for Respawn to give Mirage a power increase, even after his abilities rework.

Those changes have always been on the horizon, as devs have answered numerous questions with positives answers about buffs, and those promises will finally come to fruition with the start of Season 7.

Daniel Klein, a game designer for Respawn, confirmed that they’ve been testing changes to his Life of the Party ult, so that could be the main change that the Holographic Trickster receives next season.

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Mirage is finally set to receive some changes.

Octane

Octane is also confirmed to be getting some positive treatment, but Respawn say it will only be a “tiny buff,” so no indication exactly what it will be yet. 

Rampart

As for Rampart, while a buff has been confirmed, there haven’t been any hints as to what it could entail. Since her introduction, players have made a number of suggestions – including being able to move around while firing her minigun. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see on that front. 

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Octane will receive a “tiny buff” in Season 7.

Pathfinder

Pathfinder will also be receiving a change to the cooldown on his grapple ability. However, the last time this was labeled a buff, it actually turned out to be a nerf

Audio

Not a buff as such, but Respawn have also confirmed that lots of progress has been made on audio problems, which have been plaguing the game for months, and these fixes will be coming in Season 7.

As for what else is coming in Season 7, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know here. We’ll just have to wait until November 4, when the new season starts, to see it all in action.