Apex Legends is gearing up for Season 2 at the moment. It was no surprise to see Apex Legends have a focus as part of E3 2019's EA Play event, with the Battle Royale game receiving plenty of updates showcasing what the Season 2 Battle Pass has on offer. Perhaps the most exciting for players is the arrival of a new Legend in the form of Wattson.
Developer Respawn Entertainment initially stuck gold with Apex Legends. In the highly competitive Battle Royale marketplace that has been so dominated by the likes of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, hitting massive player milestones and receiving impressive reviews. That said, it seemed as though Apex Legends could not quite keep this success up, with revenue for the title dropping dramatically in recent months.
Because of this, it's clear that Apex Legends needs to both keep its existing players happy and entice new users with its Season 2 content. A reveal of what Respawn has planned was confirmed for E3 2019 some time ago, and so fans of Apex Legends will have been waiting for now to get this news. The EA Play event saw the trailer below get released, which explains how Season 2 of Apex Legends is going to look, and answers many of those burning questions - with a new tenth Legend unveiled as Watson. You can have a look at Watson in the animated trailer below.
Watson will be perfect for players who look at the defensive aspect, countering the hyper-aggressive nature of some of the other Legends on show with her ability to set up barriers. Her back story provides something quite different from the other characters within Apex Legends, with Wattson and her father inventing the arena itself, meaning that we could see more lore for Apex Legends being revealed through her character.
Season 2 will also include a new weapon called the L-STAR. The L-STAR, which is a former Titanfall weapon - a plasma-fueled EMG that will only be available as a care package weapon and will be particularly powerful. Season 2 will also include a Ranked mode, which is something that the Apex Legends community has been clamoring after for some time. With rankings from Bronze through to Apex Predator, players will be tasked with trying to get as high up the rankings as possible, and at the end of the season will get rewards based on how they have fared.
It will be interesting to see whether the changes coming with Apex Legends Season 2 will be enough to keep players happy. Respawn perhaps had a surprising amount of success with Apex Legends at launch, thanks to its very impressive gunplay, but keeping users engaged has proved to be a challenge. Between Watson and the Ranked mode, that may be enough to make players satisfied.