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New teaser found in Apex Legends could be for Crypto Town Takeover

Published: 16/Jun/2020 23:40 Updated: 17/Jun/2020 9:39

by Bill Cooney


A strange banner discovered in Apex Legends could be a teaser for a new Town Takeover event coming to the game starring none other than the Surveillance Expert himself – Crypto.

Town Takeover events are a fan-favorite tradition in Apex Legends where Respawn add brand new locations on the maps themed after specific Legends.

So far we’ve seen these events for Octane, Wraith, Mirage, and most recently Bloodhound, but apart from plenty of speculation, there’s been no solid evidence or clues, until now, pointing to which character will be hosting the next one.

On June 16, a new banner was spotted on King’s Canyon that had seemingly appeared unannounced and out of nowhere, covered in green numbers on a dark background.

After a close look, the numbers seem to be part of a binary code, and once you translate the binary to English, you get “If you can see me I can,” which, admittedly, doesn’t really make much sense on its own.

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There are a few combinations of words you could throw in to make it work mad libs style, like ‘see you,’ ‘get you,’ ‘reach you,’ and each one really could work for Crypto and his drone, if that is what this clue is referencing.

Apart from what the binary actually says or doesn’t say, the green-on-black Matrix-esque color scheme just screams “hacker,” which is what Crypto is famous for, so it does seem like we may have stumbled on the first official clue for the next Town Takeover.

Exactly when this potential Crypto event will happen, or what it will consist of, remains to be seen, but it might be soon if teasers like this are already popping up. Clues for the last Takeover hosted by Bloodhound were discovered by players just a few days before the official announcement, which might also be the case here.

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Crypto and his drone could very well be the hosts of Apex’s next Town Takeover event.

Incidentally enough, shortly following the appearance of this would-be teaser, Respawn themselves made a cryptic announcement that they’d be revealing new content coming to the game at EA Play on Thursday, June 18, which could very well be when the next event is announced.

The popular battle royal’s ongoing content dry spell has been well documented and players are getting more and more impatient, so a Crypto Town Takeover would be just what everyone needs.

Like we mentioned before, there’s nothing directly tying this teaser to Crypto. But if you look at the writing on the wall (literally) it does seem like a very solid chance it’s him. Either way, it looks like we won’t have to wait very long to find out.

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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


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.