NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns reveals dream team for Apex Legends and Fortnite - Dexerto
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NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns reveals dream team for Apex Legends and Fortnite

Published: 8/Aug/2019 22:59 Updated: 9/Aug/2019 1:10

by Alan Bernal

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NBA All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns revealed which popular Twitch streamers he’d take with him when jumping into the Apex Legends and Fortnite battle royale arenas.

Towns sat down with Mathhew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag and Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop to go over everything from gaming in popular culture to their favorite anime in a hilarious episode of ‘The CouRage & Nadeshot Show.’

Gaming is seeping into every branch of entertainment these days, and it shows as the interests of prolific athletes, actors, comedians, artists and more are starting to put more of a spotlight on the esports and video game industry as a whole.

100 Thieves YouTubeIt didn’t take long for Towns to come up with his ideal teams for Fortnite and Apex.

The growing trend became ever more apparent when the two podcast hosts asked Towns who would be in his battle royale team and he hardly missed a beat picking the Twitch stars he’d take in Apex.

“If I had to pick (an Apex team) it would be me,” Towns started. “I would take Dr Disrespect… and Imma take CouRage. Because chemistry wins games, talent doesn’t win (them.)”

For those who see the clear omission of human-aimbot shroud, the hosts specifically said he couldn’t be a choice. Probably because he’d be everyone’s natural number one pick when putting together a formidable team.

While there are tons of esport players like Brandon ‘Ace’ Winn and Jordan ‘Reps’ Wolfe dominate in the Apex Games, it looks like Towns prefers a more comedic team to take into King’s Canyon.

But from Respawn’s battle royal, CouRage changed the focus to Fortnite, to see who Towns would go with for the hectic build-fest title.

ActivisionThe NBA star Towns has a long history of gaming.
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“You (CouRage), Ninja,” Towns said, before he realized the last pick should be someone who’s hilarious to play with. “Let’s go with (TimTheTatman), I never got to play with Tim. I always wanted to play with Tim.”

Fortnite fans out there might have tons of incredible content on the way too, seeing as CouRage and Towns set up a tentative Fortnite session to make the dream team a reality.

Towns has set himself up to be one of the NBA’s most productive centers for years to come, and if he plays his cards right, could have a riveting streaming career with his dream teams during the off-season.

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Apex Legends Season 8 launch trailer reveals Fuse abilities and destroyed Kings Canyon

Published: 21/Jan/2021 16:12

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment have given a first look at the new Legend Fuse and his abilities in action, plus the obliteration of Kings Canyon, in the Apex Legends Season 8 Launch trailer.

Fuse, real name Walter Fitzroy is the eighth post-launch Legend to join the Apex games, bringing the total to 16 – double what the game had at launch.

As his name implies, his abilities are all about explosives, and he’s a blow-it-up-first, ask questions later, type character. Hailing from Salvo – a new planet we’ve only just found out about – he’s also bringing a new weapon with him, the 30-30 repeater.

The launch trailer, released on January 21, gives us our first look at two key parts of the upcoming season: Fuse’s ability kit, and the new-look Kings Canyon.

Season 8 Launch Trailer

 

Fuse abilities in Apex Legends

Although not completely explained, this trailer gives us a look at Fuse using his abilities, which he’ll have in the Apex games.

His ultimate, which was already teased in-game, sees him drop a mortar-like bomb, which then explodes into flames, damaging anyone nearby.

We can also see him launch grenades from his arm, which will be his tactical ability.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm.

Kings Canyon

Salvo’s unification with the Syndicate was meant to be a joyous occasion, but Fuse’s old friends are certainly not happy about – and decided to crash the party.

This has left Kings Canyon in ruins – ready for a new Season of massive map changes. Respawn have become experts at weaving the game’s lore into actual gameplay, and this is just another example of that.

In the trailer, it appears that Artillery and Slum Lakes have both been destroyed, but we may have to wait until the gameplay trailer to see the full extent of the damage.

Season 8 launches on consoles, PC, and possibly Nintendo Switch, on February 2.