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Apex Legends solo kill record beaten by former Overwatch League pro player

Published: 19/Feb/2019 22:33 Updated: 19/Feb/2019 23:01

by Albert Petrosyan

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A former Overwatch League professional player has engraved his name into Apex Legends history after breaking the world record for most solo eliminations in a single match.

Lucas ‘Mendokusaii’ Håkansson, who played Overwatch professionally for the Houston Outlaws before becoming a content creator, managed to get a whopping 36 eliminations by himself, which is a remarkable 63% of the lobby when discounting the three players in his squad. 

This was good enough to set a new benchmark for most eliminations, surpassing the 34 kills that Twitch streamer MrSimple had gotten just two days earlier on February 17.

The Swedish born Mendokusaii tweeted out an image of his in-game statistics after achieving the incredible feat, which showed that he had done an impressive 5,460 points in total damage with a match victory to boot.

Mendokusaii also made it clear that he completed his record-breaking performance all by himself and did not get assistance from his other two teammates.

“To clarify, I did this 100% solo and had NO assistance from teammates to give me kills or help me in any way,” he tweeted. “As you can see, they had less than 200 damage in total.”

The image certainly does prove that the record is wholesome, especially since the two other players in the squad had no kills, did barely any damage, and did not even last past two minutes.

The former OWL pro also recorded the match in which he set the new eliminations world record, and you can check the full gameplay video down below.

Since trios is the only mode currently available in Apex Legends, there is a limited amount of world records available for players to set and/or break, and you can check out the full list of current records by visiting our Apex Legends world records hub.

Do you think anyone will break Mendokusaii’s record anytime soon? Tweet us @Dexerto to let us know what you think!

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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.