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Respawn’s official Apex Legends store launches with epic merch

Published: 23/Nov/2019 1:32 Updated: 24/Nov/2019 1:53

by Brent Koepp

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Apex Legends fans, rejoice – you can now represent your favorite characters with some sweet new merchandise that will make you the envy of all your friends.

Apex Legends became an instant success with battle royale fans right off the bat on its release date back in February 2019, and it’s still incredibly popular today.

One of the main issues players were facing, though, was the fact that their favorite hero shooter didn’t have official clothing merchandise that they could wear to represent their main Legends – now that’s changed.

On November 22, Respawn Entertainment shocked fans on Twitter with the announcement that they had officially opened a merch store for the first-person shooter – finally!

Respawn EntertainmentThe popular battle royale now has an official merch store!

Official Apex Legends merchandise

“Care package incoming, big things in that!” the official Apex account tweeted. “Now you can dress like a Legend with the launch of the Apex Legends Shop.”

They also teased the addition of further lines coming in the future, which could signal the inclusion of items centered around future heroes not yet in the game also.

“Peep the latest and greatest and stay tuned for new additions to come,” they said.

While the merchandise includes some pretty sweet clothing items like hoodies and t-shirts, there are also other accessories such as baseball caps and socks.

Some of the pieces, such as coffee mugs, blankets, and water bottles, feel as though they’d be great gifts for Christmas since it’s right around the corner at this time of writing.

Most of the non-clothing merch just features the Apex Legends logo and the ‘Have Fun, Don’t Die’ slogan, but the clothing pieces get into the actual character designs, so if you’re looking to show off your favourite Legend, a t-shirt or hoodie is the way to go.

playapexshop.comA look at some of the Apex merch that is being offered in the newly launched store.

In August, Funko POP! teamed up with Respawn to release a line of Apex Legends figures, and fans went absolutely nuts over them, proving that merchandise for the popular battle royale was very desired.

Now that there’s finally an official Apex store, fans are no doubt overjoyed that they can finally wear clothing that shows off just how much they love the game.

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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.