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Shroud explains how new Legend Wattson will change Apex Legends meta

Published: 9/Jun/2019 11:28 Updated: 9/Jun/2019 12:02

by Marcus Banks

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Respawn Entertainment finally confirmed that Wattson would be the tenth legend added to Apex Legends, and Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek feels her introduction could seriously shake up the game’s current meta.

Revealed at EA Play on June 8 after weeks of speculation, the new legend was confirmed to be added in Season 2, alongside an eagerly anticipated ranked mode which will allow players to compete against the best of the best, and a much-improved battle pass.

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Wattson was confirmed to be an electricity-based legend who primarily uses defensive tactics to gain the upper hand on her enemy – her abilities enable her to defend a certain area, making her ideal for players who aren’t aggressive.

Respawn EntertainmentWattson will be added to Apex Legends in the next season.

Shroud watched the announcement live with his viewers and responded to claims from his chat that the new legend seemed overpowered.

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The former CS:GO pro disagreed with his viewers’ assertions, stating that he felt Respawn had done a good job of balancing the latest addition, but admitted it may favor campers.

“She’s not OP,” he said. “She’s balanced very well. Unfortunately, if you’re a camper, you’re going to love it. But if you’re aggressive, you’re going to hate the campers.”

Her defensive abilities make her ideal for bunkering down in an area and shroud – who is known for his run and gun approach – feels her skills could make aggressive players change the way they play.

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The Canadian added: “If you’re a defensive player, she’s going to be great and you’ll probably love her.

“But if you’re aggressive, she’s not going be that good for you.”

Players will have to wait just over a month to test out Wattson’s strengths for themselves with Season 2 confirmed to be released on July 2.

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Whether her excellent defensive abilities results in a swift meta change to a more conservative approach remains to be seen.

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How to get Apex Legends Champion Edition: Release date, price, skins

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:19 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:39

by Tanner Pierce

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The Apex Legends Champion Edition bundle is bringing a slew of skins, exclusive weapon charms, and more in Season 7. Here’s everything you need to know from the price to the release date.

Previous Apex Legends editions have included skins and cosmetics, plus Apex Coins. The Champion Edition goes a step further however, as it will unlock all the post-launch Legends leading up to Season 7.

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This is perfect if you’re just starting out in Apex Legends and want to get caught up, and it will also fit in nicely with the game’s release on new platforms like Switch and Steam later in the year.

Apex Legends Champion Edition price

The appropriately-titled Champion Edition, includes eight items, including some awesome skins, a weapon charm, and more, all for $39.99. While that is a pretty steep price compared to previous bundle editions, EA says what is included is worth $100, so relatively, this is a great deal.

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Players get a ton of content with the Champion Edition, including some extra character and weapon skins, free unlocks, and more.

Champion Edition content

Just by purchasing the bundle, players will have access to all legends that were released up to season 7 automatically, including the yet-to-be-announced legend coming with the aforementioned season. This means that if you’re a new player or you just haven’t played the game in a while, you won’t have to worry about grinding in order to unlock the Legends.

In addition to those free unlocks, the Champion Edition also includes seven legendary skins. Fans will be able to get their hands on skins for Legends and weapons:

  • 9 character unlocks (all Legends up to Season 7):
    • Caustic, Mirage, Octane, Wattson, Crypto, Revenant, Loba, Rampart, and the Season 7 Legend
  • 7 Exclusive Legendary items:
    • “Risen Queen” Wraith skin
    • “Forged Knight” Revenant skin
    • “Hallowed Spirit” Crypto skin
    • “Curse of the Awaken” Triple Take skin
    • “Slayer’s Lancer” Flatline skin
    • “Jaded Myth” Sentinel skin
    • “Emperor Nessy XIV” Gun Charm
  • 1,000 Apex Coins

Finally, players will also get a Golden Nessie weapon charm (based on the long-running Titanfall and Apex Easter egg), as well as 1,000 Apex Coins.

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Champion Edition Release Date

According to Respawn, the Champion Edition will release at the start of Season 7, which is set to start on November 10, 2020, if everything goes according to plan. This means that you only have to wait a month to get your hands on this bundle.

The bundle will be purchasable from both digital storefronts on PlayStation, Xbox and Origin, as well as retail stores in the form of a download card.