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Pokimane floored at fan’s perfect Apex Legends finisher video of her

Published: 5/Mar/2020 2:03

by Andrew Amos

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys was left speechless after a small Twitch streamer dubbed an iconic clip from her channel over an Apex Legends finisher clip with perfect timing.

Pokimane has had many iconic moments clipped and shipped across her Twitch career. Her reactions ⁠— whether they be of excitement or sadness ⁠— have captivated her fanbase for years.

Now, the fans are giving back, using those exact same clips in creative ways to surprise, and even get a cheer, out of the streamer.

During a casual Just Chatting stream on March 3, Pokimane was going through a bunch of clips sent in from her viewers when came along one from ‘MisterArther’ and his Apex stream.

While she was interested, she questioned why it was called “pokiSmash,” however, she soon learned why. MisterArther was laying down the law in Apex, downing an enemy Pathfinder before using one of Lifeline’s finishers.

That in itself isn’t amazing ⁠— nor does it have anything to do with Pokimane. While the finisher animation was playing out, the streamer perfectly lined up a clip of Poki punching her camera to go through with Lifeline’s knock-out blow.

The clip blew Pokimane away. “Wait, what? Did he save that and then do it at the perfect time?” He indeed did, and that earned applause from the streamer.

“Amazing ⁠— that is some good streaming, that is some incredible streaming. You know, I remember doing [the punch clip] just for it to be clippable,” she said with a grin from ear to ear.

While the clip was short, it laid on the streamer’s mind for the rest of her stream, happy that someone found a creative use for her content months on.

Lifeline standing after Apex Legends finisher
Respawn
Streamer-inspired Apex Legends finishers that players could buy would be a nice addition to Respawn’s battle royale.

A viral clip like Pokimane’s punch could also make a neat addition into Apex Legends. While the streamer doesn’t play the game much, she is still one of the biggest personalities on Twitch.

Pokimane already has an emote in Fortnite, but maybe this clip could inspire Respawn to do a similar collaboration with the Twitch star in Apex too.

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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.
Respawn Entertainment
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.