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Apex Legends’ Wattson: In-game footage, skins, unlocks, and more

Published: 2/Jul/2019 21:43 Updated: 3/Jul/2019 0:20

by Alan Bernal

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The launch of Season 2 for Apex Legends has brought tons of content for players to jump into, and chief among Battle Charge’s new offerings comes in the form of new character Wattson.

The game has been ramping up to the launch of the battle royale’s 10th Legend with everything from teases leading up to a reveal, a video explaining her backstory, and so much more.

Now Wattson is fully charged and ready to take on all the competitors in the Apex Games as well as the wildlife on Solace that will be invading the arena in the events of Season 2.

Respawn EntertainmentWattson fans will have a lot of ways to play the shocking new Legend.

With so much hype surrounding the electrifying new Legend, players are going to want to see all the different ways to fit her to dive into King’s Canyon.

First off, players wanting to see what Wattson brings to a team will have to purchase her with either 750 Apex Coins or 12,000 Legend Tokens to add the Static Defender to their roster pool.

After that players can start their path to unlocking her various skins such as Ace of Sparks, Cyber Security and Fly-by-Wire among other legendaries.

In a video courtesy of ‘The-SadShaman,’ people can take a closer look at all of Wattson’s coveted unlockables including her quips that are filled with horribly delightful puns as well as oddly terrifying finishers.

The footage also has a look at her more prestigious Banners that players will be able to eventually add to their collection.

Wattson has some of the more colorful skins and voice lines seen in the battle royale so far, making her a prime contender for fan favorite once more people start to pick her up.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Battle Pass is going to give players a ton of ways to customize their play-throughs.

What more is coming in Apex Legends?

As previously mentioned, Season 2 for Apex Legends is opening the floodgates for tons of players to get their hands on new content.

The expansive Battle Pass has 100 levels, and most of them rewarding people with either skydive emotes, diverse loading screens, crafting materials, and so much more.

Wattson is going to be all the talk of the Apex Legends community since she was just launched, and players will be looking forward to see how she meshes with different team comps in the battle royale.

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Apex Legends dev responds to complaints about “recycled” LTMs

Published: 2/Dec/2020 15:49

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends developer has responded to players’ complaints about bringing back old LTMs (limited-time modes), rather than adding new ones. His candid response shed some light on why Respawn continues to “recycle” LTMs and the effort that goes into perfecting them.

The debate surrounding Respawn’s continued use of recycled LTMs is not a new one. Certain members of the Apex community continue to voice their issue with the lack of all-new LTMs being added to the game.

Although there are have been numerous different limited-time modes since Apex released in 2019, Respawn brings back fan-favorites such as Armed & Dangerous and Always be Closing on a regular basis.

Although these modes are generally well-liked, some have assumed that they are recycled as a low effort means of adding ‘new’ content. However, senior game designer Daniel Klien has explained the team’s thinking.

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‘Winter Express’ is the LTM returning with the Holo-Day Bash event.

Apex dev responds to complaints of “recycled” LTMs

Complaints surrounding LTMs on the Holo-Day Bash announcement thread led to a response from the dev. A number of players had expressed their disappointment that ‘Winter Express’ was just another “recycled” mode.

But, the game designer outlined the amount of effort that had gone into perfecting and reworking the ‘Winter Express’ mode: “between the supply ships and the new stations and a LOT of behind the scenes changes to reduce downtime it feels so much better to me.”

Despite the response, this only led to comments stating that ‘Winter Express’ was still a recycled LTM and that no new content had been added.

This led to an extremely candid statement from the developer that revealed the exact reason Respawn choose to bring back fan-favorite LTMs: “Real talk… everyone ASKS for game modes but looking at our numbers, it doesn’t seem like people play them nearly enough for us to put in the amount of effort required to make a new mode.”

This certainly offers some context to the debate surrounding “recycled” LTMs. If the player numbers don’t justify the resources needed to make a new LTM,  then why would Respawn continue to produce them?

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LTMs are popular for a short period of time before players head back to the main modes.

It’s often difficult for developers to grasp what content a player base is looking for. Although social media can be a good indicator, it often only represents those who shout loudest, rather than the entire community.

Respawn devs remain very active and engage with players about issues, so feedback should always be encouraged.