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How to complete Apex Legends ‘The Gauntlet’ hunt for Broken Ghost quest

Published: 17/Jun/2020 3:27 Updated: 17/Jun/2020 4:49

by Isaac McIntyre

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The new Apex Legends Broken Ghost quest hunt ⁠— “The Gauntlet” ⁠— is here, and this time players have been tasked with retrieving another mysterious artifact to finish the Season 5 mission and unlock a new chapter, “The Lying Liar.”

More than a month has passed since Respawn debuted their new story-telling feature, the Broken Ghost quests, in Apex Legends. We’ve already seen a number of battle royale heroes lock horns, and at least one has been seriously hurt.

Last week Octane took centerstage before he needed saving by Lifeline in the story chapter “The Impromptu Kidnapper.” This time around, Apex’s combat medic is the star of the hunt as the storyline continues ⁠— here’s how to beat the latest quest.

How to complete Broken Ghost “The Gauntlet” hunt

Step 1 ⁠— Find Octane, escape the Bunker Pass

This week’s hunt opens with Gibraltar confirming the team found Octane, as Lifeline sets out to find the next piece of the artifact. Immediately upon dropping, you’ll find Octane defeated at the front of the vault with a loot box.

The quest begins with an eight-minute countdown, and a new objective: open all four exits in the Bunker Pass. Of course, the notorious Kings Canyon killing hall is filled with Prowlers that are in your way, so get ready for a fight.

Kings Canyon's notorious bunker has a starring role in this week's Broken Ghost hunt.
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Kings Canyon’s notorious bunker has a starring role in this week’s Broken Ghost hunt.

Once you’ve activated all four of the panels littered throughout the bunker, Gibraltar will let you know the doors have been opened again. Head to the exit, kill the Prowlers guarding the new area there, and head on.

Step 2 — Dig up another hidden artifact

As per usual, this mission becomes a defend-the-artifact as the processor digs it up. The difference for this one is it’s just outside the bunker, and there’s a stack of golden weapons up top for you to equip to clear the area easier.

Outside of the arsenal of guns at your disposal, this is pretty cut and dry: deploy the drill, hold out for the remaining time, or “hunker in the bunker” as Gibby says in the event comms channel, and dig up the next artifact.

From the looks of things, it looks like the Broken Ghost quest’s artifact is finally beginning to take shape. It appears it could be a Titanfall simulacrum — maybe female robot Ash, who was a big part of Respawn’s original FPS series?

Step 3 — Escape

The usual finale also plays out here once you have the next piece of the rare Broken Ghost artifact. Run to the arriving dropship and clear out any Prowlers that are trying to stop you on the way. Then, get ready for the next storyline chapter.

Broken Ghost Chapter 5: “The Lying Liar”

Once you complete the ‘The Gauntlet’ hunt mission, you will be given access to a text-only cutscene called “The Lying Liar.” This cutscene is told from Loba’s perspective. It starts as the Translocating Thief plans to leave the Apex Games.

Bangalore puts paid to those plans soon after, however. She tells the rest of the Apex cast that Loba is “working on Hammond’s dime”. Loba admits she is after Revenant’s source code, and has to work with Hammond to get it.

Week 5's Broken Ghost storyline cutscene, The Lying Liar, is told from Loba's perspective.
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Week 5’s Broken Ghost storyline cutscene, The Lying Liar, is told from Loba’s perspective.

Crypto explains that a simulacrum’s source code is  “the emotions, memories, personality” of the person, transferred from robot to robot. Wraith adds if they are working for Hammond to build the artifact, they should destroy it.

The cutscene then ends with Lifeline and Gibraltar returning from the fifth quest gameplay section with an injured Octane. The legend is in bad shape. He’s lost both of his robotic legs in the battle, and he’s unconscious.

The next Apex Lgends Broken Quest mission is expected to arrive next week. It should be around the same time as the first five hunt events. Part 6 is expected to be called ‘The Oblivious Mole’. It will be told from Crypto’s perspective.

So far, the new weekly player-vs-environment campaign has been well received. Respawn has clearly taken notice of that too ⁠— the devs may be adding a Titanfall-themed questline next, including Titans, Pilots, wallrunning, and more.

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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.
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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
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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.