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Apex Legends leak reveals ability for unreleased legend Crypto

Published: 8/Aug/2019 17:51

by Eli Becht

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A new Apex Legends leak has revealed what one of Crypto’s abilities will be whenever he is eventually released in the battle royale game. 

Crypto has yet to be added to the playable character roster in Apex Legends, but that hasn’t stopped fans from learning more about the unannounced character each day.

As Season 2 rolls on, there has been a lot of chatter about Respawn adding in Crypto before it wraps up, but there has been no official word by them as of yet. 

RedditWattson is currently the newest Legend, but is another on the way?

Despite no announcement, it’s looking clearer and clearer that he’s on the way and now we have a pretty good idea of what one of his abilities will be – or at least one of them. 

According to Apex Legends leaker That1MiningGuy, Crypto will have the ability to hack into objects much like Pathfinder does now when he locates the next zone.

Details on this feature are still scarce but it sounds like Crypto will be able to find hidden areas around the map or it could be a beacon that signals when enemies run by them.

With this new leak, it sounds like Crypto will be plugging into the laptops that are scattered across the map. It was thought the laptops would tie into the next season somehow, but now it looks like it’ll tie to the new legend too.

Either option would be interesting additions for the free-to-play game as there’s nothing like that in the game just yet. 

It’s not a whole lot to go on but Season 1 introduced just one Legend in Octane and Season 2 has already added in Wattson.

If Respawn keeps up that cadence, then we might have to wait for Season 3 to see the release of Crypto. If that’s the case, we still have quite some time before a release.

While all of this information seems pretty solid, none of it has been revealed officially so it’s important to not take it as a fact yet.

It’s still a leak and subject to change so keep that in mind before you end up getting too excited about the potential future of Apex Legends.

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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.