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Three ways Crypto needs to be buffed in Apex Legends

Published: 15/Dec/2019 1:59

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends players have been learning the ins-and-outs for Crypto since he launched at the start of Season 3, leading some players to think he could use some buffs.

Respawn Entertainment has been steadily growing its cast of Apex Games competitors, with the latest being a Recon class known as the Surveillance Expert.

While players found his Drone to be incredibly useful to scout out regions ahead, there are some who wish the airborne bot could have come packaged with a bit more utility to make use of on World’s Edge.

Respawn EntertainmentWhile Crypto’s strengths have made him a popular Legend with many, there are some who think a few buffs could go a long way to making him “more viable.”

To give the Surveillance Drone added functions to its utility belt, Reddit user ‘greetthemoth’ gave three ways to buff Crypto’s ability kit.

To start, they would update the Drone’s mechanics so that activating Q (Tactical ability) would drop the drone. It would protect Crypto and his team by “aiming behind [the player].”

Reactivating Q would give the player control of the Surveillance Drone to use it as a recon like usual.

3 Buffs that would make Crypto more viable and increase his skill cap. from apexlegends

Greetthemoth thinks the proposed Crypto buffs would go a long way to add “more immediacy and tacticality to his kit” while letting players have a way to activate the Legend’s Ult without leaving combat.

The second buff gives players a way to rummage through Death Boxes from afar. The change would give the Drone the capability to sift through boxes and ping the loot inside.

“[The buff] brings Crypto’s info-gatherer aspect to a whole new level,” they said, which would give teams a much safer avenue to path out how the want to navigate the battlefield.

Respawn EntertainmentThe suggested Apex Legends buffs are heavily inspired by Crypto’s “info-gatherer aspect.”

Combined with the first buff, skilled players would be able to loot in one direction while systematically moving the drone the other way to see which Death Boxes are worth opening.

The third buff doesn’t really introduce a new concept, instead Pathfinder’s passive Insider Knowledge is brought into Crypto’s ability kit.

They go further to suggest that Insider Knowledge should be something that Wattson or Crypto should have in the first place, instead of Pathfinder.

Either way, these ideas would go a long way to improving Crypto’s capabilities, and open up more ways for Apex Legends trios to make use of him.

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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
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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.