Apex Legends

Perfect Apex Legends buff would make Mirage’s decoy useful again

Published: 29/Feb/2020 11:01

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends player has devised a pretty clever idea to give Mirage’s decoy ability a bit of a buff so that it actually bamboozles enemies.

Like fans of plenty of other games, Apex Legends players have been coming up with their own ideas to change the game – be it through character tweaks, weapons changes, and even mocking up entire new Legends.

While Respawn Entertainment has tipped their hat to a few of the ideas, and perhaps even used a few as inspiration for their new updates, the developers do have their own plans for the battle royale. However, a new idea has reared its head that they may want to consider that would give Mirage a bit more power.

Respawn Entertainment - MirageIn its current state, nobody falls for Mirage’s decoy.

Called the Smart Decoy 2.0, the idea was posted to the Apex Legends subreddit by Reddit user XenotheBoi, who laid out a range of changes to the bamboozling legends ability. 

Instead of the decoy just running in a straight line and not really throwing anyone off your scent, with the Redditor’s idea, the decoy Mirage would do a lot more to make it seem a bit more real.

For example, XenotheBoi noted that the character could run through a Wraith portal, but instead of phasing to the other side, they’d disappear behind the initial portal – just to make it seem like they’d teleported through.

Mirage Decoy Buff from apexlegends

Some players praised the idea but noted that it could be tweaked even further, just to really help give the decoy a bit more power. 

“Not bad, maybe have him actually holding the gun you had too,” commented one player. Another added: “These are real good but the one thing they need to do if they don’t use these, is make the decoys eat a few bullets before they’re destroyed.”

Of course, any potential change to the character will come from the developers themselves, so it’s difficult to gauge what they’re actually going to do.

We’ll just have to wait and see if they decided to take this clever idea on board or if they’re already cooking up something similar.

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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
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.