With Season 8 of Apex Legends knocking at the door, and Respawn doing their traditional pre-season unwrapping, it's time to recap what we've learned thus far.
The unveiling of Apex Legends' new character Fuse was via his own Stories from the Outlands episode, although the focus was more on how he got into the games.
For now, that's all that the Apex Legends developer was willing to share. Thankfully, we've got a few hints from the trailer, and a truckload of rumours of the Ambassador of Boom, as his introduction wasn't exactly a surprise to data miners.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to glean the general skillset of Apex's new champ though. His name is Fuse, duh, and he really likes his golden hand grenade, so it's safe to expect explosions galore.
Fortunately, Fuse's old info has been lingering in Apex Legends files since forever, which is usually close enough for an educated guess. Prominent Apex Legends data excavator Shrugtal has sifted through them, picking those he thought most likely.
- Passive - Assault: Fuse can carry more grenades with him. / This passive has been found in the Apex code a while ago, and it seems to fit the bill.
- Tactical - Airburst Grenade. / Found in models, animation and code, Airburst Grenade sounds like a useful AoE weapon, although it's possible this too has been Respawn experimentation.
- Ultimate - Motherlode. / This one was pretty evident in the trailer, and it's almost certain to be Fuse's ultimate. It has plenty of boom and sure reeks of Fuse.
Interestingly, Shrugtal also mentioned that Respawn are most likely having an anniversary or collection event on cue with Apex Legends: Season 8, which means we'll be getting the rest of the trailers sooner than usual.