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Who is Forge in Apex Legends? Abilities for potential Season 4 legend

Published: 9/Nov/2019 12:11 Updated: 23/Jan/2020 18:30

by Connor Bennett

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The next Legend to be released for Apex Legends is currently being held under wraps but a new name – Forge – has reared its head. Here’s everything we know so far about the mysterious character. 

Apex Legends season 3 is in full swing, but the excitement has already begun growing for season four – which is expected to drop sometime during the upcoming holiday season.

As with the start of any new season, Apex players should expect a brand new legend to join the current roster. We’ve already seen names like Nomad, Rosie, and even Revenant but the latest rumors all surround Forge – with some whispers even suggesting that they may not be the only legend released in the new season.

Legends like Rosie have been leaked before but haven’t been seen in-game yet.

Forge was originally leaked back on November 5, when data miners like Shrugtal and That1MiningGuy uncovered a tonne of new details within the game’s files.

The leakers were able to uncover placeholders for cosmetic items, as well as six abilities for the hero. Of course, current Legends only have three, and these six could very well be ones that are being tested in order to find out what is balanced in the game and what isn’t. The six, seemingly melee-centered abilities and their descriptions, can be found below.

  • Pull Shot: Short-range grapple that pulls enemies into you or can be used to launch yourself into the air.
  • Ground Slam: Press crouch while airborne to slam into the ground below.
  • K.O. Punch: Jump forward in a direction. Press crouch while airborne to slam into the ground below.
  • One-Two: Bull rush in a straight line. If you hit an enemy along the way, press again to do an upper-cut launching you into the air.
  • One The Ropes: Enhances your melee to do more damage the lower your health is. Dealing melee damage gives you temporary overshield.
  • Victory Rush: Killing a player with a melee attack restores your health and gives you a 30% speed boost for 10 seconds

As for what the legend looks like, we have a decent idea thanks to an apparent concept drawing that Shrugtal was able to dig up from the legend icon set.

On top of that, we have a look at his full model as well as a closeup of his medallion, which will also be a weapon charm.

The rugged-looking character, who has been labeled as the “augmented brawler,” seems to bear a slight resemblance to Gibraltar. Whether or not this would be their final look, of course, remains to be seen.

With season four just around the corner, the release of Forge could also follow, with That1MiningGuy noting that some strings of code made hints towards the new season.

However, the use of ‘chars’ could also hint that we could see more than one legend released in the new campaign – which would be different to the previous seasons which have only made one new legend available upon release.

With an abundance of legends being leaked ever since Respawn Entertainment introduced the seasonal aspect to their battle royale title, the developers would have a good amount to choose from.

If they do so, however, is a different question altogether considering these leaks should always be taken with a pinch of salt until the characters are released in-game.

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Wattson set for buff in Apex Legends Season 7 update

Published: 28/Oct/2020 11:38 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 14:51

by James Busby

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Apex Legends’ Wattson continues to struggle in the current meta, but an upcoming patch could see the Static Defender receive the buff she deserves. 

Apex Legends is home to a lot of colorful characters and each one of them offers unique abilities that drastically impact the game. However, there are a few Legends that sometimes fail to make a splash. Whether it’s down to their weaker abilities or extremely situational ultimates, it can be difficult to tell how well a character will do in the current meta.

Respawn are constantly rolling out patches to ensure gameplay remains smooth, but sometimes certain characters can end up underperforming.

One legend that continues to polarize the Apex Legends community is none other than Wattson, the Static Defender. This electrifying Legend was added to Respwan’s Battle Royale back in Season 2 and since then, she has struggled to compete against the game’s more popular picks. Fortunately, it looks like Respawn could be giving Wattson a helping hand in a future update. 

Possible Wattson buff

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A possible buff could help ease Wattson’s current woes.

Many Apex Legends fans have been wondering whether Wattson will ever see a buff in the future, but a recent developer update discussion has players hopeful. “Pretty much every character we released post-launch was either weak on release or underappreciated by the community at large,” says Respawn game designer, Daniel Zenon Klein. 

 “I’m thinking Wattson here; she was always strong, but mostly played competitive only.” This certainly rings true for many of the game’s new additions. It’s often a coin flip between releasing a highly overpowered Legend that needs to receive a steady wave of nerfs or releasing a weaker Legend that requires a few buffs. It’s a job that often requires tremendous amounts of meticulous planning and fine-tuning to get right. 

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Of course, it can be difficult to get this balance correct and some Legends need a little more attention than others. However, when asked whether Wattson would be receiving a buff the Respawn Designer stated “I can’t say anything because I don’t wanna spoil the patch notes, but let’s say I concur with your analysis that she’s particularly useful only in high skill and could do with a little more power low skill. One would have to find a way to give her targeted power…”

The problem with Wattson

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Wattson continues to find her place within lower tiers of play.

While Wattson is often a strong pick in the highest brackets of pro play, she continues to prove ineffective in the casual scene. Unlike most Legends, Wattson’s Tactical (Perimeter Security) requires a lot of setup and forward-thinking in order to use it to its fullest potential. Not only this, but the ability also requires players to constantly lookout for opportunities where they can potentially trap their opponents. 

To make matters even worse, these shocking traps can often leave you exposed. Unless the enemy squad has to pass through that specific area, they’ll often bypass your traps entirely or effortlessly destroy them if you’ve not placed them in hard to reach areas. Wattson also requires decent squad communication and excels when her traps can be synergized with other abilities. For example, placing Caustic’s noxious traps and Gibraltor’s shield can make for an impenetrable defense. 

Of course, all these points have led to her being one of the most underused Legends in the current game. However, this could soon change. 

When is the Wattson update?

While it certainly seems like Respawn is eager to address the current problems surrounding Wattson, they have yet to give an official release date. We will likely hear more from the dev team in the coming months. For now, it looks like fans of the Static Defender will need to wait patiently before she gets the update she deserves.


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