Apex Legends

Apex Legends' Players Discover Hidden Wattson Nerf

Wattson has a weakness that shouldn't exist.
Wattson has a weakness that shouldn't exist. | Photo Courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends' players have discovered a hidden Wattson nerf that, for all intents and purposes, should not be in the game. Wattson's interceptor Pylon is one of the strongest defensive ultimates that recharges shields and blocks incoming ordinances. Yet it appears the Interceptor Pylon may have a weakness that should not exist.

Apex Legends' Players Discover Hidden Wattson Nerf

The Interceptor Pylon is ineffective against a certain legend.
The Interceptor Pylon is ineffective against a certain legend. | Photo Courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

As stated before, the Interceptor Pylon is a powerful tool that blocks incoming ordinances, yet there's one ordinance that it isn't blocking. The "ordinance" is actually an ability from another legend, and one that is especially troubling and breaks apart Wattson's defenses. It's Horizon, and more specifically, her tactical and ultimate.

Horizon's abilities bypass the interceptor pylon
Horizon's abilities bypass the interceptor pylon | Photo Courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

As a Reddit post from March 29 discovered, both Horizon's ultimate and tactical abilities, gravity lift and black hole are somehow able to bypass Wattson's ultimate. Considering both those abilities are used to pull opponents out of position, it's especially devastating against a legend like Wattson, who is strongest when she can hunker down in her own electric fortress. Honestly, this nerf is likely a bug that shouldn't exist. Horizon is already a powerful foe for Wattson users to face, and the fact they can't even stop her abilities makes it even harder for them to survive. Hopefully, Respawn can patch this "nerf" out in the next update.