Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment is currently gearing up to launch the battle royale title’s first season. That is, if the latest round of leaks is to be believed. As reported earlier this week, it’s looking pretty likely that the game’s first Battle Pass is due to go live in just a few days, and included in it is not just a wealth of new cosmetics, but a brand new character, too.
Octane, as he’s believed to be called, has been the talk of the gaming community ever since hazy leaked images from within Respawn HQ outed his existence, but he’s not the only fresh face who’s headed to Apex Legends. From what we understand, he may arrive alongside – or just before – a new contender named Natalie Paquette aka Wattson. And as it turns out, this character may have actually been teased during the game’s intro cinematic.
If you’ll recall, there was a digital newspaper shown which included a report on the front page about the aforementioned Paquette, and thanks to some data-mining, we know that she also goes by Wattson, who’s long been rumored to be the other new character headed to Apex Legends in the near future.
As far as her backstory goes, “she’s the daughter of the late lead electrical engineer for the Apex Games” and the article in the newspaper reveals that she’ll play “a much different game than the other Legends,” whatever that may mean. Combine that with the fact that a Wattson logo also shows up on a few of the weapon skins, and it’s looking pretty likely that whoever this girl is, she’s pretty important to the in-game universe.
Of course, how exactly she’ll look and play remain the biggest questions on our minds, but further data-mining has hinted that she’ll come equipped with a Tesla Coil, which will function as a trap. Beyond that, though, we’re still very much in the dark. With Apex Legends‘ first season looking likely to kick off next week though, it shouldn’t be too much longer now before we learn more about Octane, Wattson and all the other new characters Respawn has in the works.