Respawn Entertainment added some huge competition to the battle royale landscape with its release of Apex Legends but there are still many features fans would like adding to the title to take it to the next level.
Firstly we have a replay system, which many fans have asked to be added whether they be casual or competitive players. This would allow players to go back and watch their crazy clutches or allow players to examine their own play and check how they can improve.
Similarly, a killcam feature would be a welcome addition. With this, you can finally find out where that silent enemy came up to you from, or see how close you really were to winning that intense gunfight.
The following two features have been asked for since the games launch in February 2019: Permanent solo/duo modes and cross-platform integration. Both these features speak for themselves and would immediately make a difference for fans of the battle royale title, especially as they greatly change up how you can play with your friends or teammates, or even fly in solo if you so wish.
Finally, we have the ability to pick your favorite legend. This would prevent those annoying times where you go AFK after readying up and come back to see yourself piloting a legend you haven’t played in 4 months and trying to figure out the unfamiliar new changes.
Fuse has finally been confirmed as the new Legend that will be added in Season 8 of Apex Legends, and while his abilities have not been revealed yet, there are quite a few leaks and teasers that give a good idea as to what they are.
Apex Legends Season 8 – called Mayhem – is expected to drop around the two-year anniversary of the game’s launch, on February 2, 2021, and along with the flurry of new content and changes comes a brand new Legend, Fuse.
Whether this new recruit will instantly become part of the meta remains to be seen, but their leaked abilities might give us some indication. Here’s everything we know about the next character in line to be added.
Who is the Season 8 Legend?
Meet Fuse, the new Legend for Apex Legends Season 8!
After weeks of speculation, Respawn finally announced on January 18 that Fuse would indeed be the new Legend added for Season 8: Mayhem. They describe the character as one that “doesn’t lack confidence, but often lacks a plan. He’s a blow-up first ask-questions-later kinda guy.”
Fuse’s origin story is quite an explosive one; he’s from a planet called Salvo and made a name for himself winning pit fights and other similar fighting competitions. Eventually, it gets revealed that he’s been chosen to compete in the Apex Games, a decision that his longtime (and jealous) friend doesn’t appreciate.
In the S8 ‘Stories from the Outlands’ video, Fuse and his friend get into a skirmish until she tosses a grenade between them, with the subsequent explosion costing the explosives expert his arm, which is why he sports a robotic one in the Apex Games.
What are Fuse’s abilities? Leaks & teasers
As mentioned above, Respawn did not reveal Fuse’s ability kit when announcing him as the S8 Legend, so we’ll have to wait until the devs decide to roll out those details. Until then, there’s enough info out there, in leaks and teasers, for us to piece the puzzle together a bit.
From the character’s name and marketing, it’s clear that his abilities feature explosives and explosions, which makes sense considering that in-game teasers already suggest as much. Here’s a look at the teaser for his Ultimate.
This ability was part of a leak that surfaced in early 2021 containing the Legend’s other powers. The Ult is apparently going to be named Firebomb (fitting, considering the teaser above) while his Tactical is called Projectile Grenade, likely involving that golden grenade he’s shown with throughout the trailer.
This concept by a fan was also called an ‘explosives expert’, so it seems possible that Respawn could have taken inspiration from this character idea. This is what the concept looked like (note this is a fan-made concept – not the official Fuse Legend).
This fan-made concept for a Legend called Fuse was very popular back in 2019.
It won’t be long until Respawn reveal the official names and details for all three of Fuse’s abilities, but these leaks and teasers give us a pretty clear idea of the type of character he will be in the Apex Games.
For more information about next season, including the new weapon and Kings Canyon map changes, make sure to check out our Season 8 Mayhem info page.