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Warzone players call for popular Apex Legends feature to be added

Published: 9/Jun/2020 15:31

by Jacob Hale

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Call of Duty: Warzone players are requesting Infinity Ward add a popular feature similar to one in Apex Legends to enhance their battle royale experience in Verdansk.

While Warzone is one of the hottest games available right now, with millions of players migrating to it, that doesn’t mean the battle royale title is perfect.

As the genre has grown so much over recent years, they’ve all managed to build off the success of their rivals, including the use of different features that have worked in others.

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Verdansk definitely has the size and capacity to facilitate something like this.

We saw Fortnite introduce the reboot van and a ‘ping’ system to further improve their game, building off of similar features that were so popular in Apex Legends after that launched.

Now, fans are calling for another Apex Legends feature to come to Warzone, and it definitely seems an interesting one.

For anyone that’s played Apex Legends, you will know that on the World’s Edge map, a train traverses across the entire island, full of loot and making for a useful tool to get from one spot to the next relatively safely.

That’s exactly what some Warzone players are requesting now, with the idea first fielded by Thisisopposite on Reddit.

They want a train that scales the entire map, with random loot on it, saying that it could be “really interesting to ride the train with your team” and “fight other squads” on your way around.

Warzone suggest: They should add a moving train that drives through the whole map. from r/CODWarzone

This definitely would be an interesting addition to Warzone, and it’s entirely plausible, too. As a major city, a fully-fledged train – or other public transport – system could easily fit aesthetically into the map and not distract players from the overall game, much like how it works in Apex Legends.

Whether this is something Infinity Ward would actually want to do, though, is another question. There’s no doubt they could do it and make it work, but with so many options for movement on the map already, it might not be a feature they’re interested in for now.

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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.