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Clever Wattson ability buff is exactly what she needs in Apex Legends

Published: 20/Nov/2019 15:00 Updated: 20/Nov/2019 15:13

by Andy Williams

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Apex Legends’ very own Static Defender, Wattson, is well overdue a buff to restore the character back to her former glory days – and this clever idea might do just that.

Ever since the plethora of changes were ushered in as part of Season 3, Wattson has struggled to compete with some of the other Legends in the current meta. 

World’s Edge sports a variety of terrains and plenty of open spaces, meaning that close-quarters combat occurs less frequently than in Kings Canyon.

Wattson’s abilities, for the most part, revolve around suppressing enemy aggression. However, with World’s Edge being a sniper’s paradise, Wattson’s abilities have been somewhat nullified.

Respawn Entertainment. Wattson’s abilities counter aggressive playstyles, such as that of Octane or Wraith.

Although her abilities still stand strong in certain situations, other Legends are being prioritized since their ability set works well under the current meta and map.

For example, Pathfinder’s Zipline helps squads swiftly transition through open areas and high buildings, which would otherwise prove troublesome.

However, one Reddit user has presented a unique buff idea that might swing the meta back in the electrical engineer’s favor after a flurry of nerfs. 

Posted to the Apex Legends subreddit, the user explained a concept of how Wattson could use “broken” respawn beacons to revive downed allies.

A Wattson buff concept from apexlegends

“This could be balanced by taking twice as long, making a sh*t ton of noise, having only one use per match, or some mix of the above,” the user explained. “I think the idea would also be pretty in-line with her character.”

By providing the Static Defender with the ability to utilize used beacons, this would greatly enhance her appeal. Since after all, the Apex Games is heavily reliant on pooling all of your teammate’s abilities to give your squad the greatest chance to being crowned Apex Champions.

Respawn Entertainment.Could respawn beacons be the secret to Wattson’s revival in the current meta?

The concept was lapped up by fellow Reddiors in the comments. One user commented on the effects on the game’s meta: “I like this idea. That would make it a high risk/high reward thing, since observant players might be watching the map for respawn beacons to reappear.”


Although the ability would greatly enhance Wattson’s appeal as a Legend, Respawn would be tasked with incorporating an appropriate counter that balances this Passive Ability accordingly.

Other fans of the battle royale have also suggested improving Crypto’s ability set in a bid to make him more appealing. As part of that, they proposed that his EMP drone could temporarily stun Wattson’s Interception Pylon — perhaps providing the counter that Respawn would need?”

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Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 21:10

by Alan Bernal

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The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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Respawn Entertainment via InterfaceInGame
The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.