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Apex Legends Crypto character could be melee specialist the game needs

Published: 24/Jun/2019 8:45 Updated: 24/Jun/2019 9:10

by Connor Bennett


Fans of Apex Legends have already begun conjuring up ideas for the newly-leaked legend Crypto ahead of the start of season two.

Apex Legends players are gearing up for the release of the second round of seasonal content on July 2, with the possibility of being able to play as two new legends.

One long-awaited Legend – Wattson – was seemingly set to be the only new character released in season two. However, dataminers uncovered the possibility of another – Crypto. While not too much is known about the mysterious character, some players have begun theorizing as to what their abilities might be, based on the hints that have been leaked so far.

EA LivestreamFans have been waiting for Wattson since Respawn released Apex Legends: Wild Frontier.

In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user 10EXP took the previously revealed information and spun it into their own concept for the character. As with the other legends, Crypto would need three abilities – a passive, tactical, and an ultimate.

10EXP provided their idea behind that, giving the character a real close-quarters combat feel, using the sword that they have in the datamined images. For the passive, Crypto would deal extra melee damage, while the tactical would allow them to block incoming attacks with a few swings of said sword.

As for the ultimate, well, that’s already been pointed towards elsewhere. The character is seemingly set to have a Jamming ability that would allow them to disrupt other players abilities and know when other ultimates have been deployed.

Reddit: 10EXPA full look at 10EXP’s idea for Crypto.

Now, these ideas are purely theoretical and not confirmed as Crypto’s abilities, but it might not be a million miles away. The ability to JAM other ultimates did rear its head in the recent data mine and would seemingly play a role with the character – but maybe not as an ultimate.

With the launch of season two just around the corner, it won’t be long before Respawn reveals the official information about their content – as well as confirming if we’ll see two new legends or just the one.

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Who is Fuse in Apex Legends? Season 8 Legend abilities, release date, origin story

Published: 18/Jan/2021 20:55 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 21:13

by Calum Patterson


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.

Fuse will have a lot of expectations to live up to, as the most recent new character, Horizon, released in the strongest state of any post-launch character.

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?

Fuse in Apex Legends Season 8.
Respawn Entertainment
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.

  • Tactical: Projectile Grenade
  • Ultimate: Firebomb

Sound files for the abilities were also found and leaked by Biast12.

What’s perhaps most interesting is that these abilities seem to line up with a Legend concept that was first posted back in May 2019 on Reddit – with the name of the concept also called ‘Fuse’.

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).

Fuse concept in Apex Legends
Reddit: u/designty
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.