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How to play Fuse in Apex Legends: Abilities, tips, more

Published: 3/Aug/2021 11:00 Updated: 3/Aug/2021 11:49

by James Busby

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Apex Legends’ Fuse is one of the game’s most enjoyable DPS, so to help you master this explosive-loving cage fighter we’ve put together a few tips and tricks that will send your enemies running. 

Lovable Australian bombardier, Fuse, has remained relatively low in the Apex Legends tier list despite his damage-centric kit. 

Perfect for controlling an area, the explosive expert has received another set of buffs coming into Season 10, Emergence. 

Fuse is armed with a stackable grenade passive, deadly cluster bomb Tactical, and flaming-hot ultimate that encircles enemies. While these abilities may seem simple enough, there are a number of tricks you can use to increase your lethality with Fuse.

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How to make use of Fuse’s abilities

Passive: Grenadier 

Fuse Grenadier
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Grenadier packs a real explosive punch.

The Grenadier passive gives Fuse an extra grenade per inventory slot. This means Fuse can hold 2x Thermite Grenades, 2x Frag Grenades, 2x Arc Stars per inventory slot. Not only does this give Fuse plenty of ammunition for his launcher, but it also provides plenty of opportunities for players to counter any camping squads.

Any grenades that are fired out of Fuse’s grenade launcher will travel further, faster, and more accurately than their thrown counterpart. As a result, you’ll always want to loot any grenades you find and use Fuse’s passive to force fights in built-up areas. 

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With Season 10’s new buffs, this can be toggled on and off, allowing you to throw ordinance normally if you prefer.

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Tactical Ability: Knuckle Cluster 

Fuse knuckle Cluster
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Knuckle Cluster deals damage to multiple enemies.

The mercenary-turned-cage fighter has a penchant for bloody brawls, but instead of using his fists, Fuse brings an explosive twist to his fights. When activated, Fuse’s Knuckle Cluster launcher will unleash a cluster bomb that continuously expels airburst explosives on impact. 

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Knuckle Cluster can be stuck to enemies and will deal AoE splash damage to all those who are unfortunate enough to get caught within the blast area. Just like Fuse’s passive, Knuckle Cluster is great at destroying traps and ambushing camping squads.

The Season 9 update gave Fuse two stacks of Knuckle Cluster, reducing the cooldown from 25s to 20s. Additionally, with the dawn of Season 10 the explosive’s duration has been doubled, meaning that he can deny an area for much longer than before. 

Ultimate: The Motherlode

Fuse Motherlode
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Despite its size, the Motherlode has decent range potential.

Fuse’s ultimate launches a bombardment that encircles a target area in a wall of flames, dealing damage over time and slowing players caught within it. Despite the gun’s hulking size, the Motherlode can be fired up to 200 meters away, giving Fuse plenty of opportunities to ambush his enemies. 

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Once any players have been caught with the ultimate’s blast radius, they are highlighted to the ally team, making them easier to bombard with a combination of Grenadier, Knuckle Cluster, and standard gunfire. If timed correctly, the Motherlode can tear through even the tankiest of teams. 

Apex Legends Fuse: tips and tricks

1. Punish defensive campers

Fuse Grenadier
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Taking down defensive squads is easier than ever.

Just like most FPS shooters, positioning is integral to your survival. This sentiment is especially true when playing as Fuse. While his kit may be tailored toward aggressive play, you’ll want to pick your fights carefully. As a result, try to constantly seek out in-door fights where you can utilize both Fuse’s Grenadier passive and Knuckle Cluster. 

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After all, hitting mobile targets at range with his abilities can prove frustrating. Instead, it’s often best to find squads that are camping in buildings or huddled together. Fuse’s Grenadier passive can also be used to hit any squads that would otherwise prove difficult to hit. For example, Rampart’s Amped Cover can be instantly bypassed with a well-aimed Grenadier hit. 

Meanwhile, if you suspect that there are enemy players camping in a nearby building, simply fire a grenade at a nearby wall and watch as it ricochets off the wall. If you see any damage numbers, then chances are there is a squad waiting to ambush you. If you’re constantly thinking of how you can use your environment to your advantage, then you’ll land more deadly explosives. 

2. Combine your team’s ultimates

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Fuse’s Motherlode is best paired with other AoE ultimates.

This point may seem incredibly simple, but most teams often fail to do this, particularly when playing with randoms. However, one well-timed ultimate combo can wipe even the most deadly squads. Consider pairing Fuse’s ultimate with the added slow and AoE damage from Caustic’s Nox Gas Grenade, while Gibraltar’s Defensive Bombardment rains explosive terror from above. 

While Fuse’s ultimate can be used on its own, its effectiveness is greatly enhanced when synergized with other AoE abilities. It’s important to note that Wattson’s Interception Pylon completely counters Fuse’s ult, so try to bait it out or simply wait a while before using it.

3. Constantly replenish grenades

Fuse grenades
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You’ll need to pack plenty of grenades.

It can be easy to forget to keep track of the number of explosives you have in your inventory, especially when you’re not used to hoovering up every grenade you come across. However, you need to make this a habit if you wish to increase your kill potential. Make sure you get into the habit of replenishing your explosives after every kill and keep some reserved for the late-game circles.

After all, Fuse’s Grenadier ability can give you the upper hand in scenarios where you need to attack an enemy-controlled building. Grenadier can also be used to deny entry to certain areas, while also serving as a decent distraction should your squad need to reposition. 

4. Best Legends to team up with Fuse

Fuse abilities
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Fuse certainly brings the heat to many a firefight.

Fuse works well with a lot of Apex Legends characters thanks to the simplistic nature of his kit. The explosive enthusiast’s ultimate works particularly well when paired with Gibraltar and Caustic, but there are also a few other Legends Fuse synergizes well with.

For example, Loba’s Black Market enables Fuse to instantly replenish his grenades, while Horizon’s ultimate pulls enemies together, making Motherlode even more devastating. Try to experiment and see what deadly combinations you can come up with.


If you follow these Fuse tips & tricks, you’ll be able to secure more explosive kills in no time. Make sure you follow @TitanfallBlog for all the latest Apex Legends news and updates.

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