Apex Legends: Wattson Revealed as 10th Legend, Season 2 Battle Pass Details Revealed – E3 2019
Apex Legends’ second season will be called Battle Charge and will be released on July 2, 2019. In addition, the tenth Legend, Wattson, has been revealed.
Wattson was introduced in Apex Legends’ first cinematic for one of its characters. Her real name is Natalie Paquette and she’s the daughter of the game’s lead electrical engineer. Her Tactical Ability is called Perimeter Security and connects “nodes to create electrified fences that damage and slow enemies.”
Wattson’s Passive Ability is Spark of Genius. Ultimate Accelerants fully charge Wattson’s Ultimate Ability and “standing near interception pylons boosts your Tactical Ability recharge.”
Her Ultimate Ability is Interception Pylon, where Wattson can “place an electrified pylon that destroys incoming ordnance and repairs damaged shields as long as it stands. (Max: 3)”
Season 2 will arrive with a new weapon called L-Star, a care package weapon that is “so OP.” It is fully automatic and doesn’t use ammo gathered on the ground, but comes with all it can take. The L-Star was first featured in Titantfall 2, another Respawn game that shares Apex’s fictional universe.
Four legendary skins will also be available in Season 2, including the Prince of Darkness skin for Caustic and the Jade Tiger skin for Octane. A Spitfire skin – The Intimidator – was revealed alongside the Iron Rampage skin for the E-301.
The Battle Pass is now challenge-based (daily and weekly), not time-based as it was in the first season. Players will also earn enough crafting materials at level 100 to craft their very own legendary weapon.
Season 2 will also bring with it a Ranked Mode that will feature six tiers. It goes from Bronze to Apex Predator and uses special matchmaking for each tier. Players will gain rewards based on what tier they are at the end of each season.
In this new season, Respawn has chosen to focus on progression and rewards. As outlined earlier this week alongside the announcement of The Legendary Hunt, Apex Legends players will now be able to level up to 100 much quicker and the “grind” will be much reduced.
The Legendary Hunt is taking place right now and tasks players to finish in the Top 5 in any match, which will then get you into a queue of other Top 5 winners. There will also be limited-time challenges that can earn players Rare, Epic, and Legendary skins. In addition, a Double XP event is taking place this weekend.
Apex Legends was only one of the games featured at EA PLAY 2019, and followed the first gameplay reveal of Respawn’s upcoming game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who hopes Respawn reveals more stories based on the Legends. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.
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