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Brilliant Apex Legends concept would seriously improve squad play

Published: 21/Feb/2019 11:42 Updated: 24/Feb/2019 14:33

by Matt Cotton

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Apex Legends has taken the world by storm since its launch, February 4th. Despite the game’s astonishing records, some aspects still feature room for improvement. One Reddit user has proposed a new concept to help improve the Squad Overview feature in Apex Legends.

Currently, the Apex Legends Squad overview doesn’t feature many details. This new idea proposes a more detailed design, while still being easy on the eye.

This idea was first coined by graphic designer @theconnn3, who suggested being able to see teammate’s loadouts at a glance, which would undoubtedly help team play.

@theconnn3This concept would allow player’s to see their teammates arsenal, at a glance.

In a Reddit post, u/cellander has made some tweaks to this idea, unveiling what he believes would be a great addition to the game. 

Still a rough concept, this design would give an even more detailed, but clean squad overview.

Rough concept of a more detailed but clean squad overview (Could be toggled in settings) from r/apexlegends

Occasionally, Respawn’s community manager responds to cool ideas which the fans propose. Although, as of the time writing this, Respawn hasn’t provided any word on whether this will be implemented, or not.

Prior to this concept, on Tuesday Respawn released an update on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Although, it didn’t introduce a great deal of changes, with the exception of necessary stability improvements.

Currently, it is possible to see more details of your teammate’s loadout by opening the inventory, but you still can’t see their weapons, or Ultimate ability progression.

Therefore, it’s unclear as to whether we could see this new Squad Overview idea added in-game, let alone when it’ll be releasing.

However, considering the concept has been widely acclaimed from a host of fans, surpassing 6,000 upvotes, it’s got potential to become one of Respawn Entertainment’s priorities, alongside solving issues regarding the influx of crashes.

With the emphasis on squad play on Apex Legends, there’s no doubt this would be a welcome addition, especially for those who play solo.

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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.