It’s been a long time coming but finally, following what feels like an excruciatingly long wait, Apex Legends Season 2 is almost upon us. EA and Respawn jointly unveiled the follow-up to Wild Frontier over the weekend, welcoming fans into the loop in terms of what to expect when Battle Charge goes live on July 2nd. The content-rich bundle is confirmed to include several drastic changes and improvements fans have been itching to see since the battle royale’s launch earlier this year, including regular challenges, new weapons and map alterations.
You can read on for further details on all of the above over here, for there’s one particular addition arriving with Season 2 that’s sure to be the headliner. Joining Apex‘s existing roster next month as part of Battle Charge is Wattson. The character, who’s announcement has been preceded by months of rumor and speculation, is now official and appears to have an ability set largely in line with what many suspected.
Dubbed a ‘Static Defender’ by her creators, Wattson relies on her knowledge of nature’s most shocking element to both defend her team and upset the opposing team’s plans with strong area-of-denial abilities. So, with that in mind, let’s jump straight into dissecting her skillset, piece by piece.
First up is her tactical ability, Perimeter Security. As the name implies, this skill allows Wattson to construct and place a series of nodes around the map to establish a line of defence for her allies. Each node connects to the other via an electrical fence that damages and slows enemies that pass through it.
Next up is Spark of Genius. This nifty passive makes it so Ultimate Accelerants fully charge Wattson’s Ultimate, as well as boosting the recharge rate of Perimeter Security whenever she’s stood near or next-to an Interception Pylon. This is the Legend’s potentially game-winning strongest ability and allows her to place an electrified pylon that continually replenishes her teammates’ shields. What’s more, the pylon also serves to neutralize up to three projectiles that come within close proximity, making it a fearsome defensive tool.
Will the above be enough to make Wattson a meta-defining addition to Apex Legends? Time will tell, but let us know your initial thoughts in the usual place below!