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What is wrong with Wattson in Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy?

Apex Legends latest patch notes brought a load of new changes, one of which has accidentally caused Wattson some problems.

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Respawn Entertainment’s latest season for Apex Legends has been a great success, bring loads of new content and players to the game. However, it seems one of the changes made for the new season has nerfed one of Apex Legends’ most niche characters, Wattson.

Apex Legends Season 9 update brought a bunch of new content for players to enjoy, including Arenas, Valkyrie, Infested Olympus, and the Bocek Bow.

As well as content, Season 9 also brought an abundance of patch notes, with various buffs and nerfs to weapons and Legends. It seems one change inadvertently affected Wattson’s kit, currently leaving her in an awful state.

Apex Legends Wattson nerf

The Season 9: Legacy patch notes brought some interesting changes and updates to shift the meta from Season 8. The only Legend who actually received a buff in this season’s patch was Fuse, receiving an extra Knuckle Cluster.

Apart from Fuse, most other Legends either received nerfs or indirect buffs like the removal of Low Profile for Wraith, Lifeline, and Wattson.

Although Wattson received this slight buff, it seems Respawn has accidentally nerfed her electric fences immensely, as players noticed something different about their effectiveness.

Apex Legends Wattson nerf

In the patch notes, the developers decided to nerf the popular Arc Stars, removing their ability to slow aim and movement on a stick:

Sticking someone should feel rewarding, considering it’s a rare occurrence that’s difficult to pull off. While an argument can be made that getting stuck should be a personal death sentence, the inability to at least relocate and spare teammates from the follow-up explosion makes it hard to counter against a coordinated team. This change should help mitigate that without stripping away the satisfaction of hitting a nice stick.

This change was widely accepted by the community, most likely due to how much damage they do regardless of the movement penalty. In the hands of an experienced player, Arc Stars can feel very overpowered, as sticking someone essentially takes them out of the game.

Arc Stars’ slowness originally caused similarities to that of Wattson’s fences, as when a player walks through an electric fence, the same animation and movement penalty is inflicted. However, this change to the Arc Stars has inadvertently affected Wattson’s kit, causing the Legend’s electric fences to no longer inflict the stun/movement penalty they used to.

This is clearly a mistake by the devs, and perhaps the Arc Star’s electric stun has the same or similar code to the one players are supposed to get when walking through Wattson’s electric fences.

The Apex Legends devs then investigated the issue, and have a solution planned for it. Respawn comms director Ryan K. Rigney stated that they’d fix Wattson’s fence in a brand-new patch soon.

For more on Apex Legends, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check our recent article on unreleased Valkyrie skins.

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Apex Legends devs finally fixing frustrating stuttering issues

Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that a fix is coming for the stuttering issues plaguing Apex Legends on PC.

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Stuttering issues can often make playing Apex Legends at a high frame rate feel much less fun, but Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that a fix for this problem is on its way.

One advantage to playing games on PC is that you get to enjoy them at a decently high frame rate. While that sounds fun, it also comes with its own set of problems, as Apex Legends fans have to deal with stuttering issues.

This is when the high frame rate causes the game to be choppy, ruining your accuracy. As a result, players often end up lowering the FPS. Now, Respawn have assured fans that this will soon be resolved.

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Apex Legends fans were discussing the “microstutter bug” on Reddit, and this gained a response from Respawn’s Lead Software Engineer Samy ‘ricklesauceur’ Duc.

One player asked if there was any way to get past the game’s 300 FPS cap, and another user advised against trying this. The game engine has a bug in it which causes a microstutter when you reach 180 FPS.

The developer then confirmed that this issue “should be gone after [the] next patch.” This fix will allow players on higher-end rigs to enjoy smoother gameplay than before.

Respawn finally fixing Apex Legends stuttering issues

The devs have been focused on fixing multiple in-game issues ever since the Legacy update went live. There have also been upcoming changes teased for Evo Shields recently.

Once this patch arrives, PC gamers should be able to get past the 180 FPS mark without encountering stuttering issues. There’s currently no date given for when we should expect to see this update patch.

This fix seems to be exclusive to PC, and players experiencing stutter issues on console will have to wait for a wider patch.

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Apex Legends devs confirm Mirage Voyage ship POI won’t return

Respawn’s Lead Game Designer Daniel Klein has confirmed that the fan-favorite Mirage Voyage POI won’t be coming back to Apex Legends.

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The Mirage Voyage is one of the most popular POIs in Apex Legends, and Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that it probably won’t return to the battle royale anytime soon.

The Apex Legends Legacy update brought a plethora of brand-new content like the Arenas mode and Valkyrie. A ton of fans are playing Apex Legends this season, and they have their own favorite map areas.

The Mirage Voyage ship was first added to the game in Season 3 and has become a fan-favorite since then. However, Respawn have confirmed that we won’t see this POI return to the battle royale.

Mirage Voyage ship POI in Apex Legends

The next Ranked split in Apex Legends will bring the action to Olympus, so players were excited about seeing this POI again. Respawn Lead Designer Daniel Klein then confirmed on Reddit that Mirage Voyage won’t be coming back.

“Oh the Voyage is CRASHED crashed,” said the developer. “I think it’s down for good.” This came as a huge disappointment to fans that wanted the ship to be a recurring location the battle royale’s maps.

This is reminiscent of when Respawn retired Kings Canyon’s Skull Town which was another fan-favorite POI that was blown up for Season 5.

Daniel Klein confirms that we won't see Mirage's Voyage in Apex Legends again
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There have been hints that we might see the arrival of another similar ship in the game one day, but we won’t see the Mirage Voyage POI take flight again anytime soon.

We’ll just have to wait and see if Respawn Entertainment have any plans to introduce something else to fill the void left by the ship’s departure from the battle royale. Only time will tell if they do intend to release something.

For more on Apex Legends, stay tuned via Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on Apex players wanting the new Halo Infinite battle pass system.

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Apex Legends ranked leaderboard shows top players across all platforms

We’ve found the top players across all platforms for Apex Legends Ranked Leagues, so let’s get into the details of the Apex Legends ranked leaderboard.

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For those interested in seeing who the top players are across all platforms for Apex Legends Ranked Leagues, or maybe even want to check where they are themselves, let’s get into how you can check out the Apex Legends ranked leaderboard.

Apex Legends is now halfway through its ninth season, with the ranked split commencing just yesterday.

Now players are back on Olympus, and for those looking to grind this season, or maybe check out how high the bar is set, we’ve found the current top players for Ranked Leagues.

apex legends ranked leaderboard

Although there is still no cross-progression in Apex Legends, some players may still be interested in viewing the ranked leaderboard for all platforms just out of curiosity, or perhaps you connect with friends and play in other platform’s lobbies due to cross-play.

There is a great website that players who are serious about playing Ranked Leagues should get familiar with for those interested.

Apex Legends ranked leaderboard

One thing to remember when viewing the ranked leaderboard is that placements are constantly chopping and changing, with players losing and gaining RP (ranked points) every day.

Here is the current top ten standings across all platforms for Ranked Leagues as of today:

apex legends ranked leaderboard

There are some familiar names in the top ten for those familiar with the Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS). Both C9_StayNaughty and G2_Dezignful recently competed in the ALGS Championship finals, where C9 actually came second, just behind team Kungarna.

This Apex Legends ranked leaderboard shows player level on the far right while also showing the amount of RP the player currently has under “Ranked Score.”

If you’re just interested in one particular platform, you can also view the ranked leaderboard for that specific platform. Further, the website, apextracker, will also show you various leaderboards, from most kills with a particular Legend to current season wins.

For more on Apex Legends, stay tuned via Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on Apex players wanting the new Halo Infinite battle pass system.

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