Today, during EA Play 2019, Respawn gave a small preview of Season 2 of Apex Legends and revealed a brand new female support legend character named Wattson, who is an electrical engineer and is being referred to as a Static Defender.
Set in the Titanfall universe (also from Respawn), the battle royale game is Free-To-Play.
Writer Tom Casiello touched upon some of Wattson’s backstory.
CASIELLO: “Wattson and her father actually invented the ring. And so she grew up actually in the arena while they were building it.”
“She’s not a mercenary, she’s not a soldier, her role is support…she’s a scientist, she’s an engineer.”
Here is what the official site says about Wattson.
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.
Some of Wattson’s abilities include.
Electric Fencing: Connect up to 12 nodes to create electrified fences that damage and slow enemies.
Interception Pylon: Place an electrified pylon that destroys incoming ordnance and repairs damaged shields as long as it stands.
Spark of Genius: Ultimate Accelerants fully charge your Ultimate Ability, and standing near interception pylons boosts your Tactical Ability recharge.
Season 2: Battle Charge is coming on multiple platforms on July 2nd.
Here is the Apex Legends panel from EA Play 2019, where talk in more detail about Wattson’s abilities along with some gameplay of the character in action.
The Frontier War is over. After decades of conflict between the IMC and the militia founded to fight them, the region of space known as the Frontier can finally see peace.
But liberation can come at a cost: the Frontier worlds were left barren by the war, and promised aid dwindled to nothing. With no way to support themselves, those who remained had no choice but to leave their homes. The brave relocated to the Outlands.
A remote cluster of planets on the fringes of the Frontier, the Outlands are untouched by war and teeming with resources and opportunity. But life is cheap here, and danger lurks around every corner. Its pioneers, explorers, and outlaws used to spend their lives locked in an endless power struggle – now, they settle their differences in the Apex Games, a bloodsport where Legends from all corners of the Frontier compete for money, fame, and glory.