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Incredible Apex Legends Wattson skin gets dev’s seal of approval

Published: 16/Apr/2020 14:09

by Joe Craven

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A Respawn Entertainment developer has responded to a staggering Wattson concept skin, commenting that they’d love to see the fan’s version of the static defender in Apex Legends at some point.  

Added back in Season 2, Wattson has struggled to impact Apex Legends meta as much as some other legends. While not necessarily underpowered, she is some way off becoming a staple pick of every team, in the vein of Wraith or Pathfinder.

Regardless, her awesome character design has made her the subject of a number of cosplays and fan art, something one Apex Legends fan took to the next level on April 13.

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Wattson’s orange jumpsuit is a staple of her look.

Despite the blue and orange overalls becoming associated with Wattson, the Redditor has done away with nearly everything conventional and has totally reworked the electrifying defender.

“I made a fan skin concept for Wattson! Critique and suggestions welcome,” Reddit u/SithArsenal said.

The attached art is potentially the most vibrant and creative concept we’ve seen. The fan has done away with the orange and blue jumpsuit, swapping them out for pale blue and white armor of sorts, with the battery pack on her back the only tell-tale sign that it is Wattson.

I made a fan skin concept for Wattson! Critique and suggestion welcome 🙂 from r/apexlegends

Responses to the concept were overwhelmingly positive, with many complimenting just how imaginative and well-drawn the concept skin is. At the time of writing the post sits at just over 11,000 upvotes, highlighting just how many people admired the Apex fan’s hard work.

In fact, the drawing was even picked up on by a Respawn artist, who commented: “This is great… I would love to see this get made.”

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The Respawn artist’s reply was heavily complimentary.

While there is no guarantee we’ll ever see the fan’s creation in the game itself, there was clearly widespread admiration for the incredible art.

Some fans have called on Respawn to allow more fan creations into their battle royale. Fortnite, for example, hosted ‘The Block’ in its first chapter, which saw fan POI locations added to the game on a weekly basis. Maybe Respawn are considering something similar for skins.

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Apex Legends drops first teaser for Season 8 Legend and new planet

Published: 16/Jan/2021 10:30 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 11:36

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends is in the final stretch of Season 7, now gearing up for Season 8. That means Respawn are starting to roll out teasers for the next Legend, possible new modes, and even another planet.

On January 15, Apex Legends released a new version of the classic Kings Canyon map out of the blue. On it, Mirage Voyage was back, but there was also some interesting teasers in the sky.

Then, later that same day, they posted on social media what looks to be our first clue about what’s coming in Season 8.

This new teaser mentions Salvo, which we’ve heard about before in Apex Legends. It also features a handshake – and the hands are potentially our first look at the Season 8 Legend.

Season 8 teaser

This teaser wasn’t in-game, but instead posted on the official Apex Legends Twitter and Instagram accounts. It was captioned ‘New Blood’ – possibly a hint at ‘new blood’ joining the Apex games.

In the teaser, we see a handshake between someone representing the planet Salvo, and someone representing the Syndicate. If you’re unaware, the Syndicate are the people behind the Apex Games.

The text reads “The Syndicate and Salvo… Unified at Last. Approved by the Committee of Unification Board.” If you’re confused about what this means we’ll explain below. The image is then stamped with the logo of Salvo M.C. (presumably Salvo Motorcycle Club).

What is Salvo in Apex Legends?

Salvo is another planet in the Outlands, and one that has been independent of the Syndicate, up until now. The most important information we have about Salvo comes from a letter that was on Wattson’s desk. The letter read:

“I am writing to inform you that Salvo – which rejected the Mercenary Syndicate’s position to join Syndicate Space in 2722 – is now being guided by new leadership sympathizers to the cause of peace within the Outlands.

Talks with this new administration was prolonged, but ultimately fruitful; as of today, the Mercenary Syndicate Treaty has been amended, and Salvo will become the seventh world to join Syndicate Space.

Salvo brings with it [redacted]. In the coming [redacted] Office of Public Relations will be rolling out a social [redacted] to dispel inaccuracies about [redacted] to create an appropriate [redacted] for their integration into the Syndicate, [redacted] including exciting new developments within the Apex Games.

At this time do not correspond with the Legends regarding this matter. Expect further instructions [redacted] our office in the days to come.”

Salvo on Wattson's desk
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The letter on Wattson’s desk told us about Salvo and the Syndicate.

Is Salvo a new map?

This is unlikely, at least for the time being. We just got a new map for Season 7 after all. Salvo is a planet too, rather than a singular location (e.g. Olympus is a city on the planet Psamathe).

Season 8 Legend

More likely, Salvo is the home planet of the new Legend, who data miners believe will be called Fuse, and whose abilities will be about explosives (which would actually tie into the name ‘salvo’.)

Another hint is the spaceship we can now see above the map on Kings Canyon and Olympus. The ship has a message which reads simply ‘Salvo Joins Syndicate.’

Expect to see more teasers about Season 8, Salvo and the new Legend in the coming weeks. Season 8 is due to begin in early February, to tie in with the two-year anniversary of Apex Legends.