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Incredible concept for Wattson’s heirloom in Apex Legends

Published: 21/Mar/2020 17:11

by Joe Craven

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One Apex Legends fan and artist has created a brilliant concept heirloom for the electrifying legend Wattson, which would slot perfectly alongside those already in Respawn’s acclaimed BR. 

It has been just over a year since Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall-inspired battle royale exploded in popularity, and it remains one of the world’s most popular games even now.

As efforts to diversify in-game content grew, heirlooms were introduced to Apex Legends. These are ultra-rare cosmetic items that pertain to specific legends. For every 500 Apex Packs a player opens, they are guaranteed 1 heirloom.

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Bloodhound’s heirloom in Apex Legends.

Currently, only five legends have specific heirloom sets: Wraith, Bloodhound, Lifeline, Pathfinder and Octane.

Wattson, added in Season 2, is notably absent from the list. This absence led one artist to get creative, and sketch their very own concept for a Wattson heirloom.

The heirloom pertains to Wattson’s cylindrical electrical device that she currently houses in her backpack. The concept, done by Reddit user ‘Newbie_Juneon’, utilizes Wattson’s trademark white, orange and blue to create a wholly awesome heirloom.

Here’s the Wattson heirloom you asked me to design. What’s next? from r/apexlegends

Reaction to the concept was overwhelmingly positive, with many fans impressed by the attention to detail. For example, electricity can be seen crackling around the heirloom, in the manner it does from her current backpack.

One fan expressed surprise that the design was completed in just one day, while another commented on how awesome it would be to see in-game, praising the artist’s attention to detail.

While there’s no guarantee that we’ll see a Wattson heirloom added anytime soon, the overwhelming response to the fan’s post suggests there is significant clamor for such an item.

Other legends fans stated they want to see concepts for included Crypto and Mirage. We’ll just have to wait and see what Respawn have up their sleeves.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

Wraith in World's Edge Apex Legends
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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.