Apex Legends Bug Strangely Nerfs Wattson’s Fence Making it Useless

Published 05/09/2021, 11:46 AM EDT


Season 9 of Apex Legends had just arrived along with a bucket load of interesting content, including a new legend. Unfortunately, the launch of the new season wasn’t as exciting as it came with a host of bugs. Many players couldn’t get past the main menu, unable to enter the game. The few who did manage this highly unachievable feat faced other in-game bugs.

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Amidst all this, a player noticed something strange with the Wattson in their recent game. The legend, who has the ability to lay down an electrified fence, had received no significant nerf. However, following the arrival of the Season 9 update, the fence no longer had any effect on enemies.

Wattson’s fence essentially slows down enemies along with a brief stun. The ability was very useful, making her’s one of the stronger kits among other legends. However, the update removed both the slowdown and the stun, effectively making the fence useless.

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Apex Legends Wattson nerf is essentially a bug

Season 9 patch notes nowhere mentioned that Respawn Entertainment was going to nerf Wattson. Therefore, after the clip surfaced on the internet, many thought the legend got a secret nerf. Fortunately for those who frequent Wattson as their go-to legend, this isn’t as serious an issue as they thought.

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The ‘nerf’ seems to be more of a bug than an intentional tweak to the legend’s ability. Clearly, making the fence useless isn’t something the developers needed to do, especially since it wasn’t even broken. Therefore, Eurogamer found an unverified Twitter user claiming to work for Respawn. The user said that they’ve reported the glitch to “the team”, and it’ll be addressed soon.

Hopefully, Respawn fixes the bug along with all the others that arrived with the season 9 update. As the long-awaited update arrived with a new legend and other interesting content, many players tried to get on the game. While this explains the server issues following the update’s launch, the bugs still remain a major issue.

Apex Legends is looking to expand into newer directions following the addition of multiplayer modes in addition to the currently existing Battle Royale gameplay. Respawn might just have what it needs to set Apex Legends apart from all the other BR games currently out there.

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ALSO READ: All the New Additions in Apex Legends Season 9: Valkyrie, Arenas Mode, Bocek Bow, Olympus Map Update, and Emotes

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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