Hot Drop: Apex Legends drops when it comes to Valkyrie, Wattson, Maggie and Rampart’s muscles

Hot Drop is GameSpot’s weekly Apex Legends column, where Jordan Ramée takes a closer look at the Respawn royale game to provide insight into the game’s evolution, as well as delve into the storytelling and episodic characters.

Does anyone else notice something weird about Valkyrie, Wattson, Mad Maggie, and Rampart in Apex Legends? Like, it’s amazing That four of the Legends carrying some of the heaviest equipment in the game are, at the same time, some of the thinnest, right? It looks like these four need an increase in their actual stature.

In the case of Valkyrie, Wattson, and Rampart, all three legends carry what appear to be exceptionally heavy equipment on their backs at all times. Wattson carries around her cumbersome-looking Interception Pylon tower, the Rampart moves around this gigantic minigun, and Valkyrie has a jet pack that uses the flying core of a car’s redirected Titan.

I could probably buy a Valkyrie jet pack that always runs passively, providing enough leverage to lighten some of the burden you’re carrying without actually taking it skyward. But even then, wouldn’t she still need to be exceptionally fit to repeatedly swing between crouching and standing with such a heavy piece of equipment on her shoulders? And there was probably quite a bit of force exerted on her when she was actually flying with the jetpack, considering how fast she was and how little protection she was wearing.