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Ninja banned from Apex Legends and nobody knows why

Published: 16/Dec/2019 19:55 Updated: 16/Dec/2019 23:43

by Eli Becht


Update: Ninja got into contact with Respawn and was told to check his direct messages. It sounds like the issue is getting resolved.

Original story below.

On December 15 when Ninja tried to load up a match of Apex Legends, he discovered he was actually banned from the game, and didn’t have any idea why or how it happened.

Since Ninja’s move to Mixer, he has been branching out into playing more games outside of exclusively Fortnite.

While he’s stuck with mostly shooters, he has branched off into games such as Dead by Daylight – something he played quite a bit before discovering Fortnite.

NinjaNinja’s move to Mixer has let him try a variety of different games without worrying about view counts.

He decided to give Apex Legends another try – a game he hasn’t played a whole lot of outside of its initial release – and when he and Reverse2k tried to get into a match, they discovered Ninja actually couldn’t play.

On two separate attempts, Ninja was blocked from getting into a match before he finally gave up and switched to Dead by Daylight.

Ninja seemed pretty confused about the whole ordeal, and he didn’t have any idea why he was banned from the game. Considering he doesn’t play Apex Legends all that much, it’s not a huge loss, but it did hurt his night considering he had to download a sizable update before he could even start playing.

What makes the whole situation even stranger is the fact that Ninja himself presented the award for Best Multiplayer Game to Apex Legends during The Game Awards. It’s almost surely a mistake, but it’s tough to say for sure. Ninja hasn’t addressed the ban following his stream, and it’s unlikely that he will given how he was pretty confused about it already.

The Apex Legends subreddit tried to figure out what happened themselves, but they too were pretty stumped about what happened.

Ninja was one of the many streamers paid by EA to promote the game at launch, so it’d be pretty crazy to see him go from that to being permabanned.

Ninja got banned! from apexlegends

We’ll just have to wait and see if Ninja decides to give the game another shot in the future if he ever does get unbanned. After this sour taste in his mouth, it might be quite some time before he fires it up again.

If you’re looking to hop into Apex Legends and you aren’t banned, now would be a great time to do so as the Mirage Holo-Day event is currently going on. This event wraps up in January, and offers a new game mode for players to explore so there’s a lot of fun to be had there.

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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.
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.