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Apex Legends: Full guide for Legends characters and their abilities

Published: 5/Feb/2019 4:15 Updated: 23/Feb/2019 22:40

by Albert Petrosyan

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One thing that separates Apex Legends from other battle royale titles the unique way that the in-game characters are used.

In traditional battle royale games, the characters that players pick to play are often just cosmetic aspects of the game and make no real difference.

However, in Apex Legends, the characters have unique attributes that compliment each others’ skill-sets and makes teamwork that much more important. 

There are a total of eight characters, or ‘Legends’ as they’re called, six of which are available to players right away while two have to be unlocked by playing the game or purchasing. 

  • Bloodhound
  • Gibraltar
  • Lifeline
  • Wraith
  • Pathfinder
  • Bangalore
  • Mirage (unlockable)
  • Caustic (unlockable)

These Legends vary in their main gameplay style and purpose as some have great offensive potential, others are a defensive presence for the team, and a few are the main source of support for teammates. 


Bloodhound

  • Tactical Ability – Eye of the Allfather: Briefly reveal hidden enemies, traps, and clues throughout structures in front of you.
  • Passive Ability – Tracker: See tracks left behind by your foes.
  • Ultimate Ability – Beast of the Hunt: Enhances your senses, allowing you move faster and highlighting your prey.


Gibraltar

  • Tactical Ability – Dome of Protection: Throw down a dome-shield that blocks attacks for 15 seconds.
  • Passive Ability – Gun Shield: Aiming down sights deploys a gun shield that blocks incoming fire.
  • Ultimate Ability – Defensive Bombardment: Call in a concentrated mortar strike on a marked position.


Lifeline

  • Tactical Ability – D.O.C. Heal Drone: Call your Drone of Compassion to automatically heal nearby teammates over time.
  • Passive Ability – Combat Medic: Revive knocked down teammates faster while protected by a shield wall. Healing items are used 25% faster.
  • Ultimate Ability – Care Package: Call in a drop pod full of high-quality defensive gear.


Wraith

  • Tactical Ability – Into the Void: Reposition quickly through the safety of void space, avoiding all damage.
  • Passive Ability – Voices from the Void: A voice warns you when danger approaches. As far as you can tell, it’s on your side.
  • Ultimate Ability – Dimensional Rift: Link two locations with portals for 60 seconds, allowing your entire team to use them.


Pathfinder

  • Tactical Ability – Grappling Hook: Grapple to get to out-of-reach places quickly.
  • Passive Ability – Insider Knowledge: Scan a survey beacon to reveal the ring’s next location.
  • Ultimate Ability – Zipline Gun: Create a zipline for everyone to use.


Bangalore

  • Tactical Ability – Smoke Launcher: Fire a high-velocity smoke canister that explodes into a smoke wall on impact.
  • Passive Ability – Double Time: Taking fire while sprinting makes you move faster for a brief time.
  • Ultimate Ability – Rolling Thunder: Call in an artillery strike that slowly creeps across the landscape.


Mirage

  • Tactical Ability – Psyche Out: Send out a holographic decoy to confuse the enemy.
  • Passive Ability – Encore!: Automatically drop a decoy and cloak for five seconds when knocked down.
  • Ultimate Ability – Vanishing Act: Deploy a team of Decoys to distract enemies while you cloak.


Caustic

  • Tactical Ability – Nox Gas Trap: Drop canisters that release deadly Nox gas when shot or triggered by enemies.
  • Passive Ability – Nox Vision: Allows you to see enemies through your gas.
  • Ultimate Ability – Nox Gas Grenade: Blankets a large area in Nox gas.

You can check out our Apex Legends Guide Hub for our other guides and info articles, including ones for weapons, Legends characters, map and locations, micro-transactions, and much more.

If there are any other guides you want to see us make, you can let us know by tweeting us @Dexerto with your idea!

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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

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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.