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Apex Legends new legends: when will we meet next Legend Wattson?

Who are the new characters coming to Apex Legends? Here’s everything we know


Apex Legends new Legends are set to arrive in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale every few months, but who is the next Legend? Apex Legend’s collection of misfits has already captured the hearts of many thanks to their unique abilities and distinctive personalities, but the new and unknown will always prove more exciting. Respawn has stuffed plenty of subtle hints and easter eggs into Apex Legends’ map. The first Apex Legend new Legend, Octane, had a few teases of his own – such as a newspaper clipping – not to mention plenty of leaks, before he was introduced alongside the Season One Battle Pass.

Unfortunately, Apex Legends isn’t as packed with lore and story cinematics for fans to unpick as with games like Overwatch, which means there’s less information to go on. On top of that, while various leaks have revealed a few future characters, it’s likely that a lot of these datamines are showing off little more than concept art. Thanks to a Season Two update from Respawn, however, we do know that we’re guaranteed to get one new Legend at the start of each season.

Regardless, we’ve been exploring Kings Canyon for tips and clues while keeping abreast of all the latest news and leaks. So without further adieu, here’s everything that’s known about future new Apex Legends characters.

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So when will we meet the next Apex Legend? The Apex Legends Wattson release date is July 2, when the Apex Legends Season Two Battle Pass launches. Respawn had a big showing at EA Play during E3, and alongside an update on the Apex Legends Battle Pass Roadmap, confirmed that Wattson will be joining the ranks then.

Natalie “Wattson” Paquette is an electrical engineer and is the daughter of the Apex Games’ lead electrical engineer. She spent her whole life growing up in the arena she helped him create and is now joining the fray.

We also found out during E3 that Wattson’s abilities revolve around area denial. Her tactically ability is called Perimeter Security, and it allows her to place down pylons that form an electric barrier when in proximity to each other. Her passive ability is Spark of Genius, which boosts her ultimate ability using accelerants. It also gives her passive recharge a boost while Wattson is standing near one of her Interception Pylon. Speaking of, the Interception Pylon is her ultimate ability that repairs damaged friendly shields and destroys incoming ordnance.

Datamined Apex Legends

Datamines have also dug up character art and ability filenames for several other pending Legends. As to who these future characters could be, we’ve got a list of nine potential Legends to pick from. A Twitter user called Shrugtal  claims to have dug up images that represent all of the upcoming heroes, which they found in the game files. A lot of them are, however, not complete. Thanks to ApexLeaksNews, though, we also have their potential names, which are; Crypto, Husaria, Jericho, Nomad, Prophet, Rampart, Rosie, Skunner, and Wattson. Twitter user Frozenfroh put all of the info into a mock up image, which you can see above.

It should be noted, however, that these are leaks and are not guaranteed to happen. In response to those leaks, a Respawn spokesperson took to Reddit to confirm that “there’s stuff in there that is very old, or things we’ve tried in the past and cut… finding this stuff by no means confirms that it’ll ever come out.”

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And there you have it, when you can expect new Apex Legends Legends and when they could be coming out. A lot can change in Respawn’s approach, but if its past behaviour is anything to go on, then we should hopefully get a new hero at the start of each season and maybe another in-between.

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