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Shroud reveals Respawn considered adding CS:GO-style economy system to Apex Legends

Published: 14/May/2019 23:55 Updated: 15/May/2019 0:36

by Albert Petrosyan


Respawn Entertainment were apparently considering adding an economy system in Apex Legends early one, according to Twitch superstar Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek.

Upon its release, Apex Legends introduced a variety of novelties to the world of battle royale, such as its Ping System and the ability for players to respawn teammates that had been fully eliminated.

However, it appears that Respawn did not want to stop there, as they were thinking about adding an economy system, much like in CounterStriker: Global Offensive.

This comes according to Shroud, who, of course, has been privy to a lot of insider information about the Apex Legends, starting from when he and other prominent streamers were invited by Respawn and EA to try the game prior to its release. 

“There’s another idea that Apex had a while back,” he said on stream. “They were thinking of ‘what about adding an economy system in pro matches, where you have ten rounds, and in those ten rounds, you buy in. It’s like you’re playing CounterStrike at the beginning, before you jump in.”

How the economy system works in CS:GO

The way the economy system works in CS:GO is that players get a certain amount of cash to spend on weapons and items at the start of each round.

That cash total gets increased each round depending on how the player and their team perform in that round, taking into factors such as the number of eliminations, whether the round was won or lost, etc…

Obviously, the more cash a player has to spend at the start of each round, the better weapons, explosives, and protective gear they can purchase for that round. 

CS:GOThe economy system in CS:GO gives players a certain amount of cash at the start of each round to use on weapons and items.

How this would play out in Apex Legends

While Shroud didn’t elaborate much in his description, what he said essentially would mean that players would have an amount of currency at the start of each match that would be dependent on how they did in the previous match, such as placement, eliminations totals, revives, etc…

The more currency a player would have at the start of the round, the better weapons and items the would be able to gain access to during the course of the match.

According to Shroud, this system would be designed more for “pro matches,” which means it could have been an idea Respawn had for a ranked mode rather than just casual play.

Regardless, the addition of such a feature would have been a totally new concept in battle royale, and it would have been interesting to see how effectively it worked. 

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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
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.