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Upcoming Apex Legends Wattson nerf confirmed by Lead Game Designer

An Apex Legends dev has come out confirming there will be future changes to Wattson, but to many’s surprise, in the form of a nerf.

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After the Genesis Collection Event update, players were disappointed in the lack of Wattson changes, but it seems they’ll be even more upset now the devs have opened up about a future Apex Legends Wattson nerf.

Apex Legends has been treated to a great new update featuring an origins themed Collection Event called “Genesis.” The update not only brought changes to weapons and Legends in the update but also the original forms of Kings Canyon and World’s Edge.

Players were fairly disappointed when they read the patch notes, as it seems the devs decided to troll fans with a Wattson buff that actually only affected her Nessie emote. However, another comment has been made on changes to the Legend, which may upset players who enjoy using her even more.

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Apex Legends Wattson nerf

Wattson is a fairly niche character in Apex Legends, with a defensive playstyle but fairly offensive hitbox. She also contains support-like abilities, such as her Ultimate and passive shield regen.

Players have felt as if she has needed a buff for a while, but since the passive regen was introduced last season, the devs have been cautious about changes due to her high win rate.

The latest in the Wattson buff saga reveals developers’ plans to actually give her a nerf, as the Lead Designer, Daniel Klein, spoke briefly about upcoming changes on Twitter.

“She outperforms Wraith and Lifeline in winrate (and they have very similar hitboxes to her). What is true, I feel, is that her abilities aren’t FUN to use, and their power isn’t FELT. We can measure the power in games won; we can not measure how it FEELS.”

It seems the devs rate her power very highly and understand that there are some inconsistencies in how fun she can feel. However, Daniel did say that they do have work scheduled for her, but this will likely “include a nerf so we can ship it without warping the game.”

We aren’t sure how this upcoming Apex Legends Wattson nerf will look, and there’s no ETA on when it will arrive. Stay tuned on Charlie INTEL to find out the latest news on everything Apex Legends, including any potential Wattson changes.

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Apex Legends Season 11 Storm Point map will feature loads of wildlife

Apex Legends Season 11 will bring a brand new map, Storm Point, which will feature an abundance of wildlife for players to interact with.

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The new Apex Legends Season 11 Storm Point map will supposedly contain an abundance of wildlife that players will be able to interact with.

Apex Legends Season 11 isn’t far off for players now, as Respawn has officially revealed the new season through two recent trailers.

The launch trailer for Season 11: Escape even showed off the new Storm Point map, as well as Legend Ash.

The trailer featured a variety of wildlife, from things we’ve seen in the past like Flyers and Prowlers, to new animals we’ve never encountered.

apex legends season 11 map gameplay

This isn’t the first time a map will feature wildlife, as we’ve seen Prowlers on World’s Edge and Flyers on Kings Canyon.

Having said that, some of the leaks reported by Thordan Smash surrounding the wildlife on Storm Point suggest that the new Season 11 map will have way more variety of these animals, as well as perhaps deeper interaction with them.

Prowlers

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Prowlers aren’t new to Apex Legends, however, Storm Point may feature a more tropical version of the creature.

In the video, Thordan states that Prowlers will have their designated area, and will not be free to roam the map. This will most likely be similar to Trials on World’s Edge, where players fight off Prowlers for rewards.

Spiders

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Although it was quite unexpected, the new launch trailer also showed off some new wildlife we haven’t seen before, spiders. For those with arachnophobia, you may not like this, but there will also be a portion of the map in Storm Point where spiders will spawn.

The spiders will not be roaming the map freely and will be restricted to a certain location. There will also be a maximum of twelve spiders allowed in this area so don’t worry about being overrun.

Code has also revealed that players may see spider eggs, which will burst with some of the critters jumping out and chasing players down.

Goliath

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Storm Point will also host a Goliath, a massive animal that is almost like an alien Ape, twice the width of Gibraltar.

Once again, this Goliath will have its own “pit” which the creature will be restricted to. Players will most likely have to fight this beast to gain rewards, and it may not be that easy considering the animal’s size.

Flyers

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Finally, we have the Flyers, which are also not new to Apex Legends. Players have seen Flyers cruising around the skies of Kings Canyon often holding Deathboxes with loot. Players can shoot the Flyers for them to release the Deathboxes.

Perhaps they will be similarly returning to Storm Point, or maybe players will be able to interact with them differently. There will be a maximum of 54 Flyers on the map at one time, which is a hell of a lot!

Rewards

One thing Thordan is certain about is that players will be rewarded for their interactions with the wildlife, especially when it comes to the Goliath. Players will likely be rewarded with high-tier loot when taking on these creatures, so regardless of your fears it will be worth it!

There you have it, the new Apex Legends Season 11 map, Storm Point, just may have more in store for players than we expected.

Of course, these are all leaks so take this information lightly, but we do expect to see all these types of wildlife in some compacity.

If you’re interested in more about Apex Legends Season 11, make sure you check out our piece on new Legend Ash and her abilities.

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Apex Legends Ash abilities revealed by Season 11 leak

Players are more excited than ever for Apex Legends Season 11 and the latest leaks have revealed the abilities for the new Legend Ash.

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Season 11 has officially been revealed for Apex Legends, and although information concerning the new Legend has been sparse, new leaks have revealed Ash’s abilities.

Apex Legends Season 11 is just around the corner, with players excited for both the new map and the upcoming patch notes.

A lot was revealed in the Stories from the Outlands trailer regarding the lore and character of Ash, however, not a lot has been revealed regarding her abilities.

This latest leak has given players a glimpse into what her kit can do, and it’s pretty interesting the range the Apex Legends Ash abilities look like they will cover.

apex legends season 11 Ash

The latest Apex Legends launch trailer for Season 11 wasn’t gameplay of the new season, but rather an action-driven cinematic showing off what players can expect.

This trailer did show some of what Ash can do, but the new leaks revealing the descriptions and names of her kit have provided further details on the abilities.

Apex Legends YouTuber Thordan Smash revealed the Apex Legends Ash abilities in a recent video, showing off the Passive, Tactical, and Ultimate for the Season 11 Legend.

Apex Legends Ash abilities

Apex Legends Ash abilities

The Apex Legends Ash abilities are as follows:

  • Passive: Marked for Death
    • Ash’s map reveals all deathbox locations. Click on a deathbox to mark surviving attackers.
  • Tactical: Arc Snare
    • Releases a slow-moving snare of charged electricity that tethers people and does damage to those who get close.
  • Ultimate: Phase Breach
    • Tear open a one-way portal to a targeted location

Her Passive sounds very useful, as being able to mark the remaining enemies of a team will allow teams to get fights off much faster without being third-partied while trying to find the rest of the team.

The Tactical sounds like something players can throw at enemies behind cover, doing slight damage to them to either down an enemy with very low health, or just as an annoyance.

Lastly, the Ultimate could just put Wraith out of business, as it’s similar to her portal but much fast and more direct. Further, we’ll know more about it when the season officially launches, but if you can do this through walls, this will be very powerful for relocating and rotating with your team.

That’s all for the Apex Legends Ash abilities in Season 11. Remember, these are leaks about the Apex Legends Ash abilities so take them with a pinch of salt, but if they’re true, Ash is definitely a Legend to look out for.

If you’re interested in more on Apex Legends Season 11, be sure to check out the new gameplay leaks for Storm Point.

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New Apex Legends Season 11 map Storm Point gameplay

Even more leaks surrounding Apex Legends Season 11 has been revealed, and this time it’s gameplay of the new Storm Point map.

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Apex Legends Season 11 will bring a brand new map to the game called Storm Point, and leakers have already started to reveal gameplay of the map from a past playtest.

Apex Legends players couldn’t have asked for more when it comes to Season 11, as not only will fans be getting a brand new Legend and weapon, there will also be a new map to battle it out on.

Leaks revealed that there would be a new map in the past, and now we know it is official, players have been wanting to get a glimpse of it. Unfortunately for the devs, some playtesters have decided to leak footage to the public, showing off the new Storm Point map.

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The leaks come from an Apex YouTube channel that has revealed several things concerning Season 11. However, the latest video that shows a playtester’s gameplay from the new Storm Point map is by far the biggest leak concerning Apex Legends Season 11 so far.

For those who have been excited to see the new map, you won’t have to wait for the gameplay reveal on October 25, as, at the time of writing this article, the video is still available to view.

Apex Legends Season 11 map gameplay

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Although the quality isn’t great and the video is heavily watermarked, you can still get a great idea of what Respawn has gone for with Storm Point. The map is very bright and sunny, with a strong tropical theme.

As well as palm trees and turquoise water, we also have buildings overgrown with foliage, and parachute pods similar to the one that landed on Olympus.

The map is also huge and broken up by massive rocky mountains that seem to bring players into chokepoints when rotating, which could make for some pretty epic final circles.

There’s also a crazy-looking rotational tool built into the map that looks similar to something Doom players might be familiar with. The player walks in this huge gravity launcher that flings them over a large distance, much further than say an Octane Launch Pad would take you.

This may be an important rotation tool for teams, and it could be something players will be fighting for when the map officially drops.

Of course, we’ll know more about the map once it officially launches along with Season 11 of Apex Legends, but it’s pretty interesting to see some gameplay prior to its release.


For more, check out our recent piece on the Apex Legends 1.82 patch notes.

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