Apex Legends

Respawn Entertainment Fixes Bug Causing Wattson's Teeth to Go Missing

Apex Legends developers have fixed an issue causing Wattson's teeth to not appear properly when players equip one of her skins.
Apex Legends developers have fixed an issue causing Wattson's teeth to not appear properly when players equip one of her skins. / Image courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends developers have fixed an issue causing Wattson's teeth to not appear properly when players equip one of her skins.

Wardrobe malfunctions are nothing new in gaming. Whether it's a texture issue causing every character's shorts to turn fluorescent pink, a loading issue where models disappear leaving only their eyeballs behind, or simply a physics error disrupting the draping of a piece of cloth, appearance bugs have been in games for as long as anyone can remember.

Apex Legends, despite its prestige, is certainly not exempt.

Apex Legends Devs Fix Wattson Teeth Issue in "Outlands Explorer" Skin

The Outlands Explorer skin was originally released as part of a Season 5 event in 2020. A short time after release, players noticed that a shader issue within the skin caused her teeth to look so dark that they effectively weren't there. Obviously, this was a disappointment to many Wattson fans who enjoyed the outer appearance of the skin.

Now, those troubles are over, as Respawn has released a fix for the issue with the most recent patch, 1.98. This patch also included a few other cosmetic fixes such as Newcastle's interactions with a trident and other user interface issues.

Obviously, this isn't the first time an issue has happened with an Apex Legends skin and likely won't be the last. Wattson's case is relatively minor as nothing in the game was fundamentally broken by her teeth going "missing." Here's hoping the next skin error will operate on a similar playing field.