We show you how to play Ranked Apex Legends with the shocking genius that is, Wattson.

21:00, 25 Feb 2020

As of right now, there are three main characters that are dominating teams in Apex Legends Ranked play. While there’s room for some variation, the majority of squads consist of: Wraith, Pathfinder, and Wattson. Today, we’ll be going over how to play the latter of these three legends, the shocking genius, Wattson. 

The Main Strategies for Wattson in Ranked

As most are aware, Wattson has two abilities, her tactical and ultimate, that are extremely useful. Wattson’s tactical, Perimeter Security, is perhaps the most practical for Ranked, however. 

This ability allows you to place multiple electrical node fences around a close-knit area. Essentially, if you use them correctly, you and your team can lock down a single building or small area, if you follow the right steps.

Wattson Strategies

The first of these steps, if you’re landing at a location like Fragment East/West or Skyhook, is to make sure to place your electrical fences in front of the doors to that building. However, you only need to do this if you know an enemy team is pushing you. This will basically lock them out of the building and give you the advantage of firing at them through windows or on balconies/roofs. 

If an enemy passes through one of your fences, you’ll receive a notification. It’s best to find that enemy quickly because they’re hurt and disoriented for a few seconds after going through the fence. 

This strategy also works for the middle to late game. If you’re in the zone and want to lock down an area, place fences in a circular fashion around where your team is positioned. Try to position your team around an area with a small building or some kind of cover. 

In terms of Wattson’s ultimate ability, the Interception Pylon, this works in unison with the electrical fences. Whenever you and your team decide to settle down in one place, set down the pylon to ensure you’ll always have some kind of shield health.

Interception Pylon

Also, have your teammates pick up any Ultimate Accelerants they find and give them to you. Wattson’s passive ability allows you to use an accelerant and immediately charge up your ultimate fully. 

Wattson can fully shut down enemy teams if you implement her abilities correctly. If you follow this guide, you should be dominating Apex Legends Ranked play in no time.  


Images via Respawn Entertainment. 

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