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Shroud gives early verdict on future Apex Legends character Wattson

Published: 13/May/2019 8:25 Updated: 13/May/2019 8:58

by Matt Porter

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Apex Legends fans are excitedly anticipating the release of Wattson, the next character scheduled to be added to the popular battle royale title, but Michael ‘CS:GO pro transfer his skills from the legendary shooter into Kings Canyon.

The Canadian has also been involved in the creation of the game itself, travelling to Respawn Entertainment’s studios to test Apex Legends and the characters in it, providing the developers with his thoughts on the best way to balance the legends and their abilities.

DreamhackThe former CS:GO pro has been testing Apex Legends for Respawn Entertainment.

Shroud didn’t like playing as Wattson

As part of his testing for Respawn Entertainment and Apex Legends, shroud has tried out Wattson, who is believed to be the next character added to the game.

While fans are eagerly anticipating the chance to finally get their hands on a new character, shroud has been less than complimentary about Wattson, and informed fans of the game during his Sunday, May 12 stream that he is not a fan of the legend.

When asked by a viewer if he liked playing as the electrifying character, the Canadian’s response was succinct and to the point: “No, I hated it.”

The Twitch streamer quickly attempted to retract his hatred for the character, stating: “I didn’t hate it, I just didn’t like it. That’s all. It’s like me playing Caustic, I just don’t like him.”

This isn’t the first time that shroud has expressed his unflattering opinion about Wattson, as back on May 3 the streamer warned fans of the game that the next legend is “not going to be that sick.”

Is Wattson the next addition to Apex Legends?

Since the addition of speed-demon Octane back in March, rumors have been circulating that Wattson is next in line to enter the battlefield and attempt to become an Apex Champion. The character’s abilities have since been leaked, insinuating that Respawn are fairly far down the line in terms of developing Wattson.

Shroud’s confirmation that he has played as Wattson at least adds credence to the idea that the character, whose abilities are based around electricity, will be added to the game at some point in the near future.

When that will be remains unknown, with Respawn Entertainment and shroud remaining tight-lipped regarding any possible release date for the character.

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Apex Legends fixes annoying Rampart & Treasure Pack bugs in Dec 1 patch

Published: 1/Dec/2020 20:51 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 20:54

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends devs have rolled out fixes for frustrating Season 7 bugs that makes players face an infinite loading screen and a separate glitch causing Rampart’s turret not to stick to the Trident.

Treasure packs returned to Apex for Season 7, as a way to keep the battle pass interesting and give players something to come back and search for every single day, if you don’t get trapped, that is.

The packs have become a significant part of Apex matches since players don’t want to miss one and fall behind on completing the set and miss out on some cosmetics.

For some though, the packs have caused major issues during Season 7 though, as a bug would randomly lock them in a loading screen.

An Apex Legends treasure pack
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Treasure Packs were introduced in Apex Legends season 6, and now they’ve caused quite the headache.

That wasn’t all throwing players off. Rampart mains also found that, while it was advertised in the Season 7 trailer, the legend’s turret wouldn’t always stick to the new Trident vehicles.

Both of these bugs have definitely been getting under players’ skin, but the good news is Respawn have rolled out a fix for both issues that will hopefully put an end to the incoveniences.

“As an FYI, we’ve deployed a small patch to re-enable the ability to place Rampart’s turret on the Trident as well as provide a fix for players who are getting stuck on certain menu pages,” Apex wrote on Twitter on Dec. 1.

This means that once you log in following the update, treasure packs should no longer get you caught in a loop, and Rampart can once again fire Sheila atop the Trident.

Previous reports claimed that another update had been rolled out to try and fix the treasure pack glitch already, but if you’ve been on Apex’s Reddit recently you’ll see still numerous posts of people still encountering it, and a similar issue with getting stuck on the main loading screen as well.

Despite a few bumps like this along the way, Season 7 has generally been well-received by the Apex community, so hopefully, this patch takes care of these issues for good and let us get back to playing.