Wattson

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Legends Information
Name:
Natalie Paquette
Age:
22
Home World:
Psamathe
Unlocked by:
12,000 Legend Tokens
750 Apex Coins
Release Date:
Abilities
Passive:
Spark of Genius
Active:
Perimeter Security
Ultimate:
Interception Pylon

Wattson Wattson | Static Defender[edit]

Natalie "Wattson" Paquette is a Defensive-Type legend in Apex Legends. This legend is released as a part of Battle Charge season. Players can unlock Wattson with 12,000 Legend Tokens or 750 Apex Coins ($9.99 USD). The legend is not bound to the Battle Charge battle pass.

Abilities[edit]

Spark of Genius
Ability: Passive
Affects: Self
Ultimate Accelerants fully charge your Ultimate Ability, and standing near interception pylons boosts your Tactical Ability recharge.
Trigger Condition:
 Using Ultimate Accelerants.
Perimeter Security
Ability: Tactical
Connect nodes to create electrified fences that deal 15 damage and slow enemies.
Q
30 Seconds
Total number of Nodes:
Maximum Length between 2 Nodes:
Damage each tick:
 12
 
20 Meters
 15 HP
Interception Pylon
Ability: Ultimate
Place an electrified pylon that destroys incoming ordnance and repairs damaged shields. Each pylon lasts for 90 seconds. (Max: 3)
Z
Charge Time:
Pylon Lasting Time:
Pylon HP:
 180 Seconds
 90 Seconds
 150 HP

Lore[edit]

Power is everything. You only think you have it.


Natalie “Wattson” Paquette is a familiar face in the Apex Games, though for a different reason than most. Daughter of the Games’ lead electrical engineer, she studied his manuals to stay close to him, and discovered her calling at a young age. Though she could be completely distracted one moment and hyper-focused the next, electricity grounded her – its ordered, predictable flow made sense in a way the rest of the world didn’t.

She devoured every book she could on the subject, and eventually became such a skilled engineer that she was commissioned to build the Apex Games’ Modified Containment Ring. Unfortunately, her father died the day it was revealed, leaving her alone. At her lowest moment, a group of competitors invited her to return to the arena with them, assuring her she would always have a home. She now fights alongside her friends in the arena she helped build, destroying incoming missiles, recharging shields, creating fences, and using her pylon to silence fights that get too loud. Nobody knows the arena better than Wattson – anyone who underestimates her is in for a shock.


Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
Battle Charge
  • New legend.
Boosted
  • Buff Interception Pylon
    • Trophy system will now shoot down Caustic barrels in flight if they would have landed inside the range of the trophy.
Ascension
  • Buff Perimeter Security
    • Increased damage per touch from 10 to 15.
Legacy
  • Low profile removed.
Escape
  • Rework 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.
  • Buff 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.
  • Improved the reliability and responsiveness of placing Wattson's Tactical and Ultimate in-world objects.
  • Wattson can place her Tactical and Ultimate objects on valid surfaces above Wattson's eye level (to a reasonable extent).
  • General hitbox size increase, to compensate for the removal of low profile in the Legacy update.

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