Respawn Dev Believes Wattson is Too 'Powerful' for a Buff
By Nathan Fusco
Daniel Klein, Respawn Entertainment developer, believes Wattson doesn't need a buff despite a pointed question from a fan. During an Apex Legends AMA, Klein answered multiple questions including one on Lifeline.
He was told, "Yo! I’m a Wattson main and really want her fences fixed! Also i feel her shield regen is way to slow in my opinion."
Klein was quick to agree on the fences needing to be fixed, but felt like Wattson didn't need any type of buff, "Fences will be fixed soon! I think her shield regen is fine. It's a lot of power, and she's very powerful. I'd rather not keep pushing more power into her into until she becomes overbearing. Until we push her power, how do you say, beyond capacity."
This follows a lot of typical back-and-forth with Respawn devs. As much as the community may want a certain Legend buffed or nerfed, Respawn looks at the data and then makes a decision. And while certain levels of play struggle with a certain Legend, that very Legend may struggle at upper tiers. It's a difficult tightrope to traverse, but Respawn has done a pretty good job at it.