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How to get easy kills with Wattson's electric fence in Apex Legends Season 2

Published: 3/Jul/2019 21:54

by Eli Becht


Apex Legends’ newest character, Wattson, relies heavily on her Perimeter Security Tactical Ability, allowing her to place an electric fence that can be used as a killing machine.

The introduction of Wattson brings another defensive-minded character into the mix but her electric fence traps can actually kill unsuspecting players if you use them in a more offensive manner.


This doesn’t mean you should be on the attack relying on your fences, but instead, you will be able to use them effectively in combo with other things.

Respawn EntertainmentWattson’s fence can be powerful in the right hands.

For example, Reddit user CroMonster shows you can put down the fence in a small area and melee an enemy into the fence, damaging them and killing them in the process.


Not only will the trap block off an area to enemies, but we see it can be used as an offensive tool, something you probably won’t see a lot of players take advantage of, at least early on in the season.

Respawn Entertainment / EA GamesWattson is the new addition to Apex Legends.

This doesn’t mean you should absolutely rely on the fences for kills, but know that your opponent won’t be expecting a gentle nudge into the fence.

Another Reddit user by the name of Crouzer7 showed how he used the fence to his advantage in every situation he was in, preventing the opponent from following him. He doesn’t rely on the fence for a kill itself here but instead uses it as a way to get kills.


Reddit user Holypear showed how a well-placed fence on a staircase will not only cause a constant stream of damage, but it will also prevent your enemy from fully engaging you as they are just melting away.

The video shows an opponent trying to climb the stairs and get involved in a fight, but never quite being able to due to the fence and it eventually led to his elimination.

With Wattson being so new, we expect to see a lot of players experimenting with the fences and finding the most effective ways to use them. 


They are a defensive tool first and foremost and we expect to eventually see players forced to make a choice between being gassed out by Caustic or running through a shock fence.

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Apex Legends update 1.48 fixes broken Pathfinder: Patch Notes

Published: 12/Oct/2020 22:22

by Alan Bernal


The Apex Legends 1.48 hotfix update has dropped and will hopefully address the troublesome Pathfinder bug that some people have encountered, while cleaning up a few more issues that Respawn noticed.

As the next phase of the battle royale takes shape in Season 6, there’s been a fair few changes to Legends across the board. However, even when the meta is going smoothly, problematic glitches tend to appear at the worst times.


Respawn dropped three bug fixes in the 1.48 patch, containing solutions for recurring issues dealing with Crypto’s EMP ultimate ability, Pathy’s Grapple, as well as the HUD elements that can sometimes get in the way of each other.

These have all been widely reported by the Apex community, who now hope it’ll be the last time they’ll have to put up with it in their matches.

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The Pathfinder shoulder bug blocked a portion of the screen after using the grapple.

Pathfinder’s shoulder bug

Apex players should be able to use Pathfinder’s Grapple Hook without hesitating, now that Respawn have launched a fix to the shoulder bug that would cover the screen.

His animation for the Tactical Ability can sometimes cause the screen to get clogged up by his shoulder. This would leave players frustrated seeing as they couldn’t relieve the situation by any means.

But the devs think they resolved the issue on their end, though players were already saying the update didn’t really fix the problem.


Crypto EMP weapon bug

While the Pathfinder bug interrupted people’s line of sight, Crypto’s EMP bug indirectly disabled the Surveillance Expert’s ability to use a gun.

Respawn said they’ve fixed an issue where “Crypto was unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode.”

This would obvious create a ton of problems for people trying to create a play with the EMP, making it a high-priority target for the devs to resolve.


Finally, the studio changed up the HUD elements a bit, since they saw that the ‘Performance Display’ would sometimes overlap with the Kill/Assists on the screen.

The hotfix patch will hopefully give players an easier time navigating in the Arena. While it’s a relatively small patch, check out the notes below, courtesy of Respawn.


Apex Legends 1.48 patch notes

  • Pathfinder’s shoulder staying in view after using grapple
  • Crypto unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode
  • Moved Performance Display so it doesn’t overlap with Kill/Assists HUD element in Ranked