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Best Apex Legends cosplays – Lifeline, Wraith and more

Published: 1/Mar/2019 23:57 Updated: 24/Mar/2019 16:57

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular battle royale Apex Legends has sprung to life, thanks to a bevy of talented cosplayers and their incredible talent for weaving impressive renditions of the game’s characters.

Well-known cosplayer ‘Kayyybear’ posted an impressive rendition of medic character ‘Lifeline’ to Twitter on March 1, which included everything from her IV drip to her colorful hair buns.

‘Kayyybear’ isn’t the only one to recreate Lifeline, either; cosplayer ‘Chinny’ likewise posted her take on the character for her Apex Legends livestream just a day prior.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuekjUrBjo-/

Wraith is another popular character from the title – and one that many cosplayers have tried their hand at recreating.

One of the most well-known Wraith cosplays stems from Russian cosplayer ‘Olya_Bony,’ whose stellar rendition of the character can be found all over the internet.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt6HgXjjNhT/

Cosplayer ‘DesCaulfields’ also had a stunning take on the character, adding in some special effects via photoshop to bring Wraith to the real world.

DesCaulfields, Twitterhttps://twitter.com/ValquiriaValdez/status/1101604386395090946

‘Ashtronova’ likewise had a striking rendition of Wraith – complete with her ghostly stare, to boot.

Ashtronovahttps://www.reddit.com/r/apexlegends/comments/ashfdb/apex_legends_wraith_cosplay_by_ashtronova/

Another incredible Wraith cosplay effort comes from u/lisamancinerh, who has pulled out all the stops with this full outfit – complete with Wraith’s bright blue eyes.

https://www.reddit.com/r/apexlegends/comments/azw001/my_final_wraith_cosplay_comparison/

Wraith is an extremely popular Legend to cosplay as – with cosplayer Lisa Mancini showing off her outfit, complete with photo editing effects to really bring the whole display to life. 

https://www.reddit.com/r/apexlegends/comments/b2jn3p/my_wraith_cosplay/

Of course, we can’t go without some honorable mentions – and low-budget cosplay is an art, in and of itself.

Reddit user Aquaman5000 showed off his work-in-progress Mirage cosplay that has the makings of a pretty cool – with a beard even being penciled on to complete the authentic look of the Legend. 

https://www.reddit.com/r/apexlegends/comments/b2b6w8/my_mirage_cosplay/

One cosplayer created a Gibraltar costume for under $1, using a cardboard box as a shield which he colored in with sharpie.

Another budget cosplayer by the name of ‘Copy210’ whipped up a Pathfinder cosplay with a spatula, an iPad, and even what looks to be rolls of toilet paper.

Update: Kayyybear’s cosplay of Lifeline was so good that CEO of Respawn Entertainment, Vince Zampella responded to it.

As Apex Legends grows in popularity, more and more cosplayers will come out of the woodwork – so be prepared for more epic designs in the future!

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Apex Legends dev explains why “useless” Wattson won’t get more buffs

Published: 26/Nov/2020 5:27 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 5:29

by Isaac McIntyre

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Bad news Wattson fans… Respawn has no plans to buff the Apex Legends engineer again in Season 7, despite the fact much of the battle royale’s player base believes the Static Defender is “useless” in her current state.

Wattson who has been part of the ever-growing Apex Legends roster since mid-2019, was recently handed a buff in Season 7’s ‘Ascension’ patch; her signature ability, “Perimeter Security,” had its damage topped up slightly.

According to the Apex Legends community, however, the French defender is still relatively “useless” in the Season 7 meta. In fact, the view is so widespread that a Reddit thread simply titled “Buff Wattson please” racked up 15.1k upvotes, and more than 125 awards.

In the thread, ‘BaguettePaquette’ declared: “It’s time to radically remake Wattson. Not just +5 to fences, but the whole concept of a ‘defending legend’.”

Unfortunately, when an Apex Legends dev did finally arrive in the thread, it was to deliver bad news: there are no plans to give Wattson more buffs in Season 7, despite the defender’s low pick rate in public playlists and ranked lobbies.

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Wattson has been dubbed “useless” by the wider Apex Legends player base.

Wattson isn’t “useless,” says Apex dev

The reason, game designer Daniel Z. Klein explained, is twofold. The first is that Wattson is “all over the place” in pro play. According to the dev, who “rewound the final game,” four of the final six squads in ALGS finals included a Wattson.

The second was a rebuttal to the Reddit thread’s suggestion Wattson is “useless,” both on new map Olympus, and in all Apex Legends lobbies.

“I’m going to respectfully disagree… on Olympus, or elsewhere. You’re confusing two things; pick rate and effectiveness,” Klein said. “Yes, she’s lowest pick rate, but her win rate is very good. She’s is top 4 across most power metrics.”

The “fun” problem: why no one plays Wattson

The problem, he continued, is that Wattson “isn’t super fun for most people.” Her abilities are based around holding choke points, which Apex Legends players often shy away from.

“[That] means we can’t just put power into her until she’s more widely played, because she’s already very near the top of our power charts; on the other hand, it means that putting power into her won’t address the problem either,” he said.

“It’s not that people pick her and fail to be effective. Clearly the people who do run her have more success than on most other characters. There’s something about the FEELING of playing her that isn’t attractive, and power doesn’t fix that.”

Wattson Apex Legends screenshot
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The French defender is powerful, but fails to be “fun” in public lobbies.

Rework may be one possible solution

So, no more Wattson buffs in Season 7, especially as she continues to hit top scores on many of Respawn’s hidden metrics. A rework though? That’s another story.

“Your suggestion for a rework is most promising,” Klein admitted, but said there are two issues there; the cost ⁠— “reworks are incredibly expensive” ⁠— and two, she already fills an area “very needed” in competitive play: defensive strengths.

“I don’t think she should be 100% or near 100% pick rate in competitive… ideally we find a rework that makes at least part of her kit exciting in the moment, while not losing her identity as a structure giver,” the Apex developer concluded.

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Mirage (pictured) and Lifeline have both got reworks; could Wattson be next?

There was a glimmer of hope for fans of the French defender, however. Klein admitted he “could be convinced to buff her” in an effort to “throw a bone to Wattson mains,” but promised that “wouldn’t change the problems.”

For now, Wattson mains should hold tight. There’s a rework in the pipes that may eventually land, and more buffs are possible; it may just take a bit of begging!