Apex Legends Voidwalker – Wattson gets nerfed & other features in update

Varun Malhan Varun Malhan Sep 04, 2019 Gaming, News

Apex Legends Voidwalker event started off on September 3 and with the update, not just we saw Wraith taking over a part of King’s Canyon but we saw a lot more features in the update. Let’s take a look at all the features which were included in the update.

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The update which was focused on the Wraith Special event and the map changes included the addition of Singh Labs which is an abandoned IMC test facility and also included a portal which can be used to get a faster drop on the facility or getting out of a fight and reinitiating skydive.

The event also includes a time-limited mode called Armed and Dangerous which features only snipers and shotguns. There have been changes made according to the mode.

All the snipers and shotgun attachments are enabled and every other attachment is disabled. Kraber and Mastiff occur rarely on ground (1-2 per game) and in supply drops.

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Armors are also reduced and only level 1 armor and helmet is available in the mode. Bullet count and stacks are also changed as follows –

Light Ammo: 16 per drop, 32 per inventory slot
Energy Ammo: 16 per drop, 32 per inventory slot
Heavy Ammo: 7 per drop, 14 per inventory slot
Shotgun Ammo: 7 per drop, 28 per inventory slot

The loot density have been reduced but the ammo and weapon spawn rates have been increased to discourage camping. Syringes have been increased and shield cells have been reduced.

Other than these additions, new features have been added like new promotional window in lobby to display offers and other information. The update also included an auto-sprint feature which can be turned on or off in game settings.

For sensitivity settings, players can now adjust sensitivity for each different zoom level. They have also added an option to disable auto switching of weapons when ammo runs out. Other than these upgrades, some visual upgrades have also been added to improve the overall look of the game.

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For weapon patches, we have Triple take this time, with its increased projectile width. Also, SMG’s cannot be equipped with 3x or 2x-4x variable scopes. This was a much needed change as a lot of players saw cheaters using the R-99 SMG with 4x knocking people from a long range using no recoil cheats.

Wattson is nerfed in this update, she got a low profile attribute that means she will take 5% more damage to her base health. Also, her number of interceptor pylons have been reduced to one from the original three.

Bloodhound got a bug fix where people could skip the animation before his ultimate when on a zipline. Overall, the update was a big one and also a number of people have reported a much smoother gameplay and less connection issues and errors with this update.

What do you think about the new update? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Varun Malhan

Varun is a budding writer and an engineer hailing from New Delhi, India. He is an ardent follower of the fiction entertainment industry, gaming and loves to read and follow comics, anime, and box-office smashing superhero movies and TV series. Apart from writing, he invests most of the time gaming, coding, and singing. He loves people sharing their ideas and views with him, so do share your views and ideas in the comment section if you liked the article!