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Electrifying Apex Legends skin concepts for Wattson

Published: 26/Oct/2019 12:32 Updated: 26/Oct/2019 13:13

by Andy Williams


Ever since Wattson’s introduction to the Apex Legends universe in Season 2, Respawn Entertainment have introduced lots of cosmetic upgrades for the Static Defender. However, some fan concept art will impress even Respawn’s own art team.

Wattson’s addition to Apex Legends was well-received by fans. Bringing a welcomed change of pace and a new dynamic element to gameplay, her presence in the battle royale was immediately announced through a series of map changes.

Her legendary skins have been big hits within the community, but are difficult to get a hold of — considering they set players back a sizable chunk of their hard-earned crafting metals, or are left shelling out approximately $18 to obtain the skin’s equivalent worth in with Apex Coins.

Respawn EntertainmentCyber Security and Strange Attractor have especially been sought after.

Daughter of the Games’ lead electrical engineer, Wattson’s lore is somewhat decorated, considering her descendence as a Legend and apparent ties into the unknown ‘Syndicate’ organization

Grounded in her approach, her methodical style suits an array of players. Most notably, players have been utilizing her ‘Perimeter Security’ ability to great effect within the Shadowfall LTM. Fans have taken creative inspiration from her increased popularity and have put pen to paper, in a bid to encourage a cosmetic overhaul from Respawn.

Zombie Wattson

Michal Salata originally posted their ghoulish rendition of Wattson to their Twitter, which has been aptly timed in-line with the Fight or Fright event. 

The artist has previously taken their talents to Bangalore – providing the soldier with a military–themed suit – which was lapped up by fans far and wide.

Twitter: @fajnawizjaThis concept comes from artist Michal Salata.

Mummified Wattson

Originally posted to the Apex Legends subreddit, a user under the alias ‘PreetiSketch’ also took a spark of ingenuity from the ongoing Collection Event, with their mummified take on the Solace native. 

Captioned “You can’t be afraid of the dark if you know how to control the light”, fans have given their seal of approval, to a point of claiming that this could replace the Halloween skin that Wattson currently has available in-game. At the time of writing, the post received upward of 1.8k upvotes on the subreddit.

u/PreetiSketch (Reddit)600

Raiden Wattson

Showing their artistic flair through rendering a drawing on their mobile, Reddit user ‘Kozvrt’ took inspiration from the Mortal Kombat god of thunder and lightning. 

In a stylistic crossover, this Raiden inspired crossover had fans reveling at a potential Apex Legends x Mortal Kombat collaboration.

u/Kozvrt (Reddit)

Given Wattson’s rise in popularity, fans will be pinning their hopes to these skin concepts, in anticipation that Respawn might be on-hand to make them come to life. 

A mid-season event might be on the cards after the Fight or Fright event, which would be a prime opportunity to implement some of these ideas and bring in a whole new look for the character.

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Two essential Apex Legends tips every Crypto main should master

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:19

by Alex Garton


Crypto might not be one of the meta legends in Apex Legends for Season 7, but there’s two handy tricks that will certainly help those who decide to main him get the best out of the Surveillance Expert.

Any player can learn how to play one of fifteen Legends available to choose in Apex. However, to truly master a Legend you need to know the character inside-out.

There’s no better way of developing your knowledge of a Legend than taking advice from players who have committed hundreds of hours to learn their strengths and weaknesses.

For Crypto mains, a video posted to Reddit has revealed a few details that will definitely help take the character to the next level.

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The surveillance expert is unmatched in his ability to scout the enemy.

Two tricks every Crypto main should know

In a video posted to the Apex University subreddit, user EhWhateverOk uncovers two essential tips for mastering the Legend. Although the tricks seem simple, it’s surprising how few Crypto players use them to their advantage.

Earlier in the season, members of the community were using his drone to make a flying Rampart minigun, before it was patched. Now, players can hold down the tactical button to place down the drone without entering drone view – which puts you at a real advantage.

This allows you to place down your drone in heated gunfights without putting yourself at risk to enemies.

Here’s my two biggest tips on how to be a good Crypto. Lots of people say they’ve never seen a good Crypto but I think that’s because nobody knows how to use him! from apexlegends

A common mistake made by Crypto players is getting separated from their team due to using his drone view at the wrong time. This tip allows players to place down Crypto’s drone without the risk of isolating themselves from their team, or leaving him vulnerable.

Therefore, you can also be close to the enemy team when using the ultimate. Simply fly the drone high enough so the spherical hit radius only hits the enemy team and not you.

This is a tip that is so obvious, but not all will know it’s possible to use their ultimate when in close quarters with enemies. Often, Crypto mains will use their ultimate and hit themselves with the radius. As seen in the video, to reduce the hitbox, players will need to fly the drone high enough so only the bottom of the spherical hit radius is used.

Although EhWhateverOk’s video only contains two tips, they’re both incredibly useful to know.