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Massive Apex Legends Wattson buff arrives in Season 11

The Apex Legends Season 11 patch notes revealed a major buff to Wattson which many players will be very happy about.

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The Season 11 patch will introduce some Apex Legends Wattson buffs that may entice a lot of players to pick her up as their new main.

Apex Legends Season 11 will be introducing loads of new content for players, from a brand new SMG to the highly anticipated new map, Storm Point.

As well as all this, just like every big seasonal update brings, there will also be some balance changes. A few of the weapons will be receiving buffs and nerfs, while only one Legend will be getting a major change, Wattson.

Let’s check out the Apex Legends Wattson buffs coming in Season 11.

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First off, Wattson’s hitbox will be receiving some changes, many will say this is a nerf, but we doubt players will even notice it, as her hitbox will be more in line with Legends like Horizon.

  • General hitbox size increase, to compensate for the removal of low profile in the Legacy update.

Next, Wattson’s kit will be getting a variety of changes, as her Tactical and Ultimate abilities are all getting some buffs.

For some time now players have felt that Wattson’s kit is too complicated for how much you get out of it, but after the following buffs her abilities look strong:

Tactical – Perimeter Defense

  • Increased damage on crossing a Fence by 33%. (15 to 20)
  • Increased debuff duration on crossing a Fence by 100%. (1.5 to 3 seconds)
  • Increased the time allowance to be hit again by a subsequent Fence effect by 100%. (0.5 to 1 second).
  • Decreased recharge time by 50% (30 to 15 seconds).
  • Increased placement range by 50%.
  • Decreased the delay between Fences shutting off and reactivating after an ally passes through them by 60%. (1.0 -> 0.4 seconds)
  • Wattson now moves at Unarmed-speed while readying/placing Fence nodes.
  • Fence nodes can now be placed as soon as the weapon is readied, instead of waiting for the animation to finish.

Ultimate – Interception Pylon

  • The Pylon output has been significantly reworked.
    • Reduced the number of active Pylons Wattson can place from 3 to 1.
    • The Pylon now lasts forever (instead of timing out after 90 seconds).
    • The Pylon now has a pool of 250 Shields that can be distributed to nearby players, instead of effectively infinite Shields.
    • Increased the Pylon shield recharge rate by 150%, and smoothed regen rate. (2/second -> 5/second, or more accurately: 1/0.5 seconds -> 1/0.2 seconds)
    • When a Pylon is out of Shields, it no longer recharges players’ Shields, but can still zap incoming ordnance.
    • Taking damage while regenerating Shields via the Pylon delays continued regeneration by 1 second.
  • The UI on the ground and HUD elements now displays the amount of Shields that remain in the Pylon.
  • Pinging a friendly Pylon will now display the percentage of Shields remaining in the Pylon.
  • Pylon ordnance-zapping has been moderately reworked.
    • Ordnance is now zapped when the Pylon detects that it would hit any surface within range and line of sight of the Pylon, instead of being zapped as soon as it comes within range.
    • As a part of the changes, current issues where the Pylon doesn’t reliably zap ordnance (particularly concerning airstrike abilities, and ordnance that bounced off surfaces near the Pylon) should now be addressed.

As you can see, the developers are pushing hard on making Wattson’s kit more useful and fun, as well as giving her some well-needed strength.

Wattson could be among the most powerful Legends in Season 11, so you might want to get some practice in with her now!

For more on Apex Legends, check out our guide on the devs plans to fix the server issues.

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Apex Legends Anniversary event: Release date, rewards, more

Apex Legends is nearing its third anniversary, and Respawn usually like to celebrate in style. Here’s everything there is to know.

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Respawn love to celebrate the Apex Legends anniversary with an event. The game is coming up to its third birthday and for those interested in the date, here’s when Apex Legends’ anniversary is.

Apex Legends is known for having great content updates and communication with the community. Not only has Season 11 brought more server stability, but it also introduced a great new map and Legend.

With that being said, players are always hungry for new content, with Season 12 on the way. With how special the Season 8 Anniversary event was for 2021, it’s only right that fans are intrigued about the next one.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Apex Legends Anniversary event.

When is Apex Legends’ Anniversary?

Respawn’s free-to-play battle royale was released on February 4, 2019, making this date its anniversary every year since its launch. In celebration, players typically get an in-game event to mark the date.

This year, Apex Legends Anniversary will coincide with the launch of Season 12 on February 8, and so far it seems they wont be marking the third anniversary of the game with an event, but rather “Login Rewards.”

What to expect for Apex Legends’ Anniversary event

In the previous Anniversary event, players were blessed with a whole Collection Event and Reward Tracker. This year, players will be getting login rewards for the month of February.

Starting from Season 12’s launch, players will be receiving three consecutive weeks of rewards:

  • February 8 – 15: Octane & three Thematic Packs
  • February 15 – 22: Wattson & three Thematic Packs
  • February 22 – March 1: Valkyrie, three Thematic Packs, & one Legendary Pack

If you already own these Legends, players will still get the Thematic Packs for them, which are essentially Apex Packs that guarantee items for that specific Legend.


As more news is released, we’ll be updating this article so make sure you stay tuned.

If you’re interested in more on Apex, check out the most popular Legends in Season 11.

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Apex Legends Season 12: Release date, Mad Maggie, Control LTM, more

Apex Legends Season 12 will be arriving soon, and finally players have been given official information regarding the new content.

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Apex Legends Season 12 will be bringing loads of new content to the battle royale. For those interested in the release date, new Legend, and more, we’ve got you covered.

Apex Legends is coming to the end of another season, and while players enjoyed a heap of new content in Season 11, including a brand new map, it’s time for even more.

A lot of leaks have been surrounding Season 12, but finally, official information has been released regarding the new content coming, including Mad Maggie, changes to Olympus, a new LTM, and even more.

Apex Legends Season 12 release date

Apex Legends Season 11 will end on February 8, 2022, and as updates tend to arrive on Tuesdays around 12 AM PST/ 1 PM EST/ 6 PM BST, this is when we could be seeing Season 12 launch.

The launch trailer for Season 12 will be released on January 27, so perhaps this is when we will get an official release date. When there is official news regarding a release date, we will be updating this piece with the information.

Apex Legends Season 12 Legend Mad Maggie

The new Legend for Season 12 will be Mad Maggie, an old friend of Fuse’s who has been forced to participate in the Apex Games as a punishment for her many crimes across the Outlands after being shot down in a dog fight against the Syndicate.

They fell out over Fuse’s choice to join the Apex Games and for Salvo (Fuse and Maggie’s home planet) to become a world owned by the Syndicate, who are also behind the Apex Games.

It seems Maggie is out for vengeance and her relationship with Fuse is bound to be explosive, making things exciting for fans in terms of lore.

It’s unclear what her abilities are, but from a recently leaked promotional image, it seems she will wield a shield and some sort of whip.

Apex Legends new LTM “Control”

Apex Legends Season 12 will also bring a brand new LTM to the game called “Control.” While there has been a lot of rumors regarding a smaller team-based mode coming to Apex Legends after Arenas, players will finally be getting it in Season 12.

Control will be available for the first three weeks of Season 12 and features two teams of 9 where players will choose their loadout – similarly to how it worked in Season 11’s version of the Holo-day Express LTM.

The two teams will then battle it to hold control points with infinite respawns. It isn’t quite clear what maps will be available on this mode, but again, as more information is released we will be sure to update this piece.

Apex Legends’ Olympus returns with an update

Map updates have been teased ahead of Season 12 but now we have official news that Olympus will be returning with changes.

The information given in the latest EA blog on Season 12 states the following: “A new view from Olympus. Something is different about the floating city…but what?”

This will no doubt generate excitement for what map changes are to come for Olympus in Season 12, especially as the map has been out for the duration of Season 11.


That’s all for Apex Legends Season 12, as more information is released make sure to check back on this article for updates. For now, check out how many people are playing Apex Legends.

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Apex Legends devs respond to Season 12 Pathfinder buffs requests

The Apex Legends developers have finally responded to player requests to buff Pathfinder’s abilities in Season 12.

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Apex Legends players have been calling for some major buffs to Pathfinder in Season 12, and Respawn Entertainment have finally responded to these requests.

There are a total of 19 different characters to choose from in Apex Legends. All of these Legends have unique abilities that make them ideal choices for a variety of different combat situations.

Pathfinder has consistently been one of the top five picks in the game. Despite his popularity, players have been requesting that Respawn Entertainment provide him with a major buff in Season 12.

Now, one of the Apex Legends devs has responded to these requests.

Respawn will not change Pathfinder in Season 12

Apex Legends’ Lead Balance Director John Larson discussed Pathfinder in an interview with Dexerto’s Kijanna Henry. The dev went over why there hasn’t been any major update for the Legend.

After explaining how complicated it is to buff or nerf characters, he stated that Respawn believes Pathfinder currently doesn’t need any improvements. This can be attributed to the Legend’s high pick rate.

One popular player suggestion has been to increase Pathfinder’s utility while he uses a zipline, and Larson dismissed that idea: “Does he have less of an accuracy penalty on ziplines, or can he heal on ziplines? That would just straight up buff him.”

Larson also explained why Pathfinder’s abilities don’t need to match the strength of other characters: “It’s important to evaluate the kit as a whole. I don’t think there should be a world where every legend has an equally enticing passive, tactical, and ultimate.”

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It seems that Respawn are currently satisfied with Pathfinder’s performance, so we won’t see the Legend go through any major changes anytime soon. However, that doesn’t mean he’ll stay the same forever.

Larson noted that the team is always open to making changes when needed. So, we might see Pathfinder get some upgrades when the game’s meta shifts in a future season. Only time will tell when this will happen exactly.


For more Apex Legends content, check out our article on Apex Legends players calling for a major nerf to Valkyrie’s ultimate as well as the best Apex Legends weapon skins to use.

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