Respawn has released a new Apex Legends devstream to further explain the changes being made in the upcoming Chaos Theory event. The devstream also reveals what looks to be an upcoming change to how ultimate abilities may work, an adjustment that wasn’t touched on in the Chaos Theory patch notes.
At 13:36, Bangalore’s ultimate ability finishes charging and you see a prompt pop up for her to say, “My Ultimate is Ready!” So it looks like this next update will add in new voice lines that allow you to call out when your ultimate ability is fully charged and ready to go. This is an awesome addition; we love that Respawn keeps implementing new conversational quips that make it easier to “talk” to teammates without ever having to use a mic.
As detailed in the patch notes, a big part of the Chaos Theory update is rebalancing the defender characters–Wattson and Rampart get buffs while Caustic and Gibraltar get nerfs. Wattson’s change is the most interesting of the bunch, as she now passively heals her shield. In the devstream, Respawn explains this is being done to finally make Wattson a little more “selfish.”