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Apex Legends player creates incredible Marvel mashup intro featuring hilarious memes

Published: 24/Apr/2019 1:25 Updated: 24/Apr/2019 1:28

by Albert Petrosyan

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With so much hype surrounding Avengers: Endgame, what better way to celebrate the film’s release than a Marvel intro sequence edited to feature characters and memes from Apex Legends.

Anyone who has seen at least one Marvel movie will be familiar with the iconic introduction video that’s played right before the film’s main titles pop up on screen. 

Over the years, that sequence has changed and become more modern, to the point now where it features dozens of characters from past Marvel films.

In honor of Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, one of the most anticipated films in recent memory, Reddit user ‘Socksfor1’ has spent a lot of time putting together a comical mashup video between the Marvel intro and Apex Legends. 

The video features the classic Marvel music and animation, but instead of flipping through moments from previous films and their characters, the video instead depicts the various Legends and memes from the world of Apex Legends. 

At the beginning of the video, instead of strips taken from comic books, the video includes a variety of memes having to do with the popular battle royale title.

Following that are the Legends, but each one’s head has been replaced with either the face of a prominent content creator, such as Ninja and KEEMSTAR, or an outside reference that people relate with that particular Legend.

The clip ends with the name of the game written in large, block, metallic letters, very similar to how the Marvel intro wraps up. You can see an example of a recent Marvel intro taken from the 2018 film Ant-Man and the Wasp.

What is Avengers: Endgame and when does it release?

Avengers: Endgame is the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2018 film Avengers: Infinity War, and the fourth installment of the Avengers series. 

Releasing on April 26, it’s expected to mark the end of the current phase within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is currently up to 22 films.

DisneyAvengers: Endgame is one of the most anticipated films of recent years.

Avengers x Fortnite Battle Royale mashup

While the Apex Legends mashup was purely a fan-made product, Marvel have actually partnered up with another popular battle royale game to bring exclusive in-game content to players. 

Although exactly what awaits Fortnite Battle Royale players remains to be seen, it could be something similar to the Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mode that went live around the time of Infinity War’s release back in 2018. 

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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.