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Dr Disrespect rages during Apex Legends return – “What did I come back to?”

Published: 8/May/2019 14:24 Updated: 9/May/2019 9:29

by David Purcell

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Apex Legends on his turn to streaming the game, but things didn’t quite go according to plan for the popular Twitch personality.

The leader of the Champions Club, who has over 3.4 million followers on the platform, decided to put PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to one side and jumped back into Kings Canyon during his May 7 livestream. 

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But after quickly running into a whole host of issues during the broadcast, The Doc seemed to be on the brink of unleashing another one of his vintage rants for all to see. 

Respawn EntertainmentJumping into Apex Legends was a struggle for Dr Disrespect on his return.

Just 37 minutes into his stream, he and his teammates completely froze in midair, before eventually dropping into the map. The Two-Time joked that the EA servers were so “powerful” that they would be able to fight through the lag, as he quickly chased after another player. 

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“Look at this,” he said as the game froze once again, before disconnecting. “Apex Legends huh? Oh man, what did I come back to?”

Apex Legends experienced some major downtime on May 5, as well as a number of other EA games, and similar server issues seemed to be affecting the Doc during his stream. 

However, that didn’t stop the Doc from continuing on his search for some victories. That quest hit a serious problem around three hours into the stream though, as the lag had gotten so bad that Dr Disrespect and his teammates were finding it very difficult to play the game at all. 

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“Fix your stupid servers EA!” the streamer roared following his elimination from a game, clearly irritated by the issues they were experiencing. 

The server issues seem to have been resolved since the stream went live, but there’s no doubt that connection problems marred the Two-Time’s return to Apex Legends this time. 

Hopefully, the servers will let him get some more of those Triple Threat Challenge checkmarks on the board next time around.

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Why Wattson’s pylon ability is “eating” grenades in Apex Legends

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:01

by Tanner Pierce

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After players seem to be confused about the Apex Legends character Wattson “eating” grenades, a fan has taken to Reddit to explain just exactly what is going on – and the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem at first glance.

Confusing special abilities are always bound to happen, especially in games like Apex Legends, where every characters ability is different. Wattson, who has been a part of the game since Season 2, is a perfect example of a character who has some crazy abilities, but can be a bit confusing for some players.

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For those that don’t know, she can place down an “Interception Pylon” which blocks incoming grenades, equipment, etc. in order to protect you, similar to a Trophy System from the Call of Duty franchise. Some people have been confused by this ability, claiming it’s destroying or “eating” their own grenades, which is definitely a bit peculiar. Now, thanks to a player, there’s finally a decent explanation for what’s going on.

Wattson Season 2 cinematic
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Wattson, who was added to the game over a year ago, has the ability to stop grenades.

Interception Pylon eating grenades?

According to Reddit user u/Jameso4e, who is a self-proclaimed Wattson main with 3,500 kills, there two different circles which appear when a player places the Pylon, one that destroys only “incoming” grenades/equipment and one that destroys all of them.

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The outer rings is the one that destroys all equipment, meaning players should be looking to avoid standing near that one when throwing their grenades inside of the two circles. In layman’s terms, you’ll have to watch where you’re positioned if you don’t want the Pylon to “eat” your grenades.

In a video made by Jameso4e demonstrating the problem, players can very clearly see two circles. When he stands closer to the inner circle, he has no problem throwing grenades out but when he stands near the outer circle, the equipment gets “eaten”. While that may sound a bit confusing at first, once you practice, it seems to be pretty easy to master.

As to why the ability causing this, nobody really knows, but the user theorizes that it’s due to bugs. It’s been over a year since Wattson was added to the game, so here’s hoping that now that the ability has been explained, more people understand it.

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