Best Wattson Skins in Apex Legends 2023: All Skins Ranked from Worst to Best

Nazmul HassanMehraj Mahdin
By Nazmul Hassan Mehraj Mahdin
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Here we’ll rank all the Wattson skins that Respawn has released so far in Apex Legends.

Respawn launched Apex Legends in February 2019. At the time of release, Respawn had only introduced 8 Legends into the game. Octane was the first Legend to set foot in the game who was not a part of the original roster of 8 members.

Nevertheless, Octane was an Offensive character. The game already had some good Offensive, Support, and Recon characters such as Wraith, Octane, Bloodhound, Pathfinder, and Lifeline. However, the game lacked a good defensive character.

Gibraltar and Caustic were still there in the game, but they were not the apple of the player’s eyes at that time. So the game needed a Legend in the Defensive category that players would pick and enjoy playing.

Not long after, in Season 2, Respawn released the third Defensive Legend, called Wattson. She was the third character to become a part of the Defensive Legends roster, followed by Gibraltar and Caustic. Players immediately became fans of her as soon as her trailer was released.

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Though she had gone through some nerfs and buffs over time, she is still a fan-favorite Legend for many, and people still play this Legend even in Season 19. So, Respawn did not disregard her and released a fair share of Legendary skins for this lovely Legend throughout the lifespan of Apex.

How Many Wattson Skins are there in Apex Legends?

In season 19, Respawn released a total of 79 Wattson skins in Apex Legends. Among these, 27 legendary, 13 epic, 23 rare, and 16 common skins are available for this Legend.

Best Wattson Skins in Apex Legends (A Complete Tier List)

Now we’ll rank some of the best Legendary Wattson skins that Respawn has released in Apex Legends thus far, putting them into three categories: S-Tier, A-Tier, and B-Tier.

The S-Tier Wattson skins are the most distinctive and attractive in the game. The  A-Tier Wattson skins are strong rivals for their S-Tier equivalents. They’re also uncommon, and some of them are in high demand in the community. However, The B-Tier Wattson skins feel relatively common in comparison to the S and A-Tier skins.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to creating a Tier list for these skins. All of the skins listed here deserve to be included elsewhere on the list. This Tier list is entirely subjective, and you can switch between these skins according to your personal preferences and approach to the game.

This list is intended primarily to assist new and veteran players looking for some of the best-looking legendary Wattson skins in the game.

Best(S-Tier)Rocket Scientist, Silver Age, Cyber Punked, Thunder Kitty, Kawaii Kitty, Haute Drop, Immovable Energizer, Solar Static, Professor Paquette
Good(A-Tier)Shocking Stuffer, Outlands Explorer, Haute Drop, The Warrior Empress, Current Champ, Vaporwave, Wired for Speed, Static Spike, System Shock
Average(B-Tier)Chaos Conductor, Fly-by-Wire, Cyber Security, Ace of Sparks, Strange Attractor, Lightning Spirit, Bionic Wonder, Ruby Joules, Deep Current

Top 10 Best Wattson Skins in Apex Legends

As we mentioned earlier, Since season 2, Respawn has released a pretty diverse collection of legendary Wattson skins. Now, we are going to highlight ten of the best ones. Some of these skins stand out more than their counterparts, mainly due to their unique design or a really dope-looking colorway.

10. Ace of Sparks

Ace of Sparks
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Ace of Sparks is an anti-G-Suit cosmetic for Wattson that gives her a cool aviator look. The purple and red color combination also makes this skin stand out more from the crowd. Ace of Sparks is also a default Legendary skin for Wattson.

10. Cyber Security

Cyber Security
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Wattson is the nicest girl in Apex Legends, but she can get scary in a game. She doesn’t let anyone through any door, and if you try to, you will see the menacing side of her. Cyber Security is such a skin for Wattson that gives her that scary look. The skin is a default Legendary item for Wattson.

8. Chaos Conductor

Chaos Conductor
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Chaos Conductor skin was a part of the Chaos Theory Collection Event in Season 8. This skin is inspired by medieval metal armor, which gives Wattson a warrior look, ready to join a fight in the arena. The cyan color accent over her skin makes this skin look more special.

7. Haute Drop

Haute Drop
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Wattson is a lady with a French accent. The Haute Drop skin gives Wattson a perfect French lady look. The color combination, the beret, her style, and everything else about the skin make a complete package. The skin was first released in the Fight Night Collection Event in Season 7.

6. Outlands Explorer

Outlands Explorer
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Wattson likes to stay around her friends, and she also enjoys going on expeditions with her friends. Outlands Explorer is a very cool and minimalistic skin for those who like to explore the wilderness of the Outlands. Outlands Explorer was first released in Season 5’s Lost Treasures Collection Event in 2020

5. Professor Paquette

Professor Paquette

Wattson is one of the smartest people in the room, arguably one of the smartest in the Outlands! Dress to match your intelligence and spark humor with Professor Paquette Skin. The skin was available to purchase from a bundle during the Battle Academy Store sale in Season 18.

4. Thunder Kitty

Thunder Kitty
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Thunder Kitty skins look like an edgy teenager version of Wattson. The popped-up yellow and purple color scheme, the heavy bomber jacket with spikes, and bulky colorful sneakers make the skin look more vibrant and cheerful. The skin was a part of the Anniversary Collection Event in 2022.

Other alternatives and variants:

  • Kawaii Kitty

3. The Warrior Empress

The Warrior Empress
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Released in the Season 2 Iron Crown Event, The Warrior Empress is a gorgeous-looking Wattson skin that makes her look like a sovereign ruler of the Outlands. Her red and blue battle armor does not only make her look royal but also like a fierce fighter who is ready to defend her territory at all costs.

2. Cyber Punked

Cyber Punked
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Cyber Punked is a self-explanatory cyberpunk-themed skin that suits Wattson in a very different way. The skin has a very edgy costume with prosthetic transparent thighs. Two devil horns and a patch over her right eye look like she has been in some rough fights. Cyber Punked was a reward for completing level 50 in the Season 4 Premium Battle Pass.

1. Rocket Scientist

Rocket Scientist
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Rocket Scientist is by far the most sophisticated Wattson skin in the game. It is a recolor version of the Silver Age which is also another good-looking skin for Wattson that competes with it equally. However, the Silver Age can not beat the outstanding Shiny red color and gold texture combination of Rocket Scientist. This skin was first released in the Season 8 Anniversary Collection Event.

Other alternatives and variants:

  • Silver Age

Will past event-related Wattson skins ever return?

Respawn has announced that battle pass skins from Season 11 and onwards may be available in an event-specific skin package in the future. So, the event and recolor skins may ultimately make their way to the store. However, older skins from Battlepass may never make it into the game ever.

Upcoming Wattson Skins

As of this writing, there has been no new development regarding any new Wattson skins in the game. We’ll definitely highlight more Wattson skins as soon as they get announced.

In the meantime, follow our Apex Legends Twitter page to get new skin-related updates instantly.

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By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.
Mehraj is an FPS writer at GameRiv. He is an Esports Enthusiast and studying Finance in his senior year. He is also an active professional CS:GO player, having a particular affinity for FPS and RTS titles