Who is Fuse in Apex Legends? Season 8 Legend abilities, release date, origin story

Calum Patterson

Fuse is the new character coming in Apex Legends Season 8. Here’s everything you need to know about the new character, including his abilities and lore.

Apex Legends Season 8: Mayhem is dropping just before 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 abilities might give us some indication. Here’s everything we know about the next character in line.

Who is the Season 8 Legend?

Fuse in Apex Legends Season 8.
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 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?

Fuse abilities have now been revealed:

  • Passive: Grenadier – Fuse’s mechanical arm throws ordnances farther, faster and more accurately. Fuse can also stack more grenades per inventory slot than other Legends.
  • Tactical: Knuckle Cluster – Deploy a cluster bomb that splinters out mini-concussion mines.
  • Ultimate: The Motherlode – Bring out Fuse’s rocket launcher “Wally” to drop an ordnance that surrounds the target in a ring of flames.
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Official icons and descriptions for Fuse’s abilities.

You can see Fuse’s abilities in action in his official character trailer:

Fuse is going to be the perfect Legend if you want to blow up your enemies. Of course, we still have no idea how he will shift the current metagame, but an answer will emerge once he’s available.

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.

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