Apex LegendsSeason eight, Mayhem, will go live on February 2nd and feature the debut of the Battle Royale game’s 16th Legend: Fuse, developer Respawn Entertainment announced on Monday.
Respawn introduced Apex Legends Players merge with new stories from the Outlands on Monday. The four-minute video tells the story of Fuse’s love affair with explosives, which dates back to a childhood episode in which he and his best friend discovered “a damn beautiful grenade” that once belonged to the freedom fighters on their home planet Salvo. Fuse and his pal go on all sorts of adventures together – in keeping with a hair-metal-like song from the ’80s – but their relationship begins to break when the macho with an Australian accent joins the battle in Salvo’s battle pits.
Salvo eventually joins the group of Syndicate planets, much to the horror of Fuse’s friend, who grew up adoring the freedom fighters mentioned above. At that moment, Fuse arrives and announces that he is leaving Salvo for the Apex Games. He suggests a truce, but she is frustrated and angry – and starts a fight. At the end of their fight, Chekov’s grenade goes off and Fuse wakes up to find his right arm blown away.
Data miners have previously uncovered files suggesting that Fuse has a tactical ability called Airburst Grenade, which allows him to fire a grenade with a launcher on his mechanical right arm, and an ultimate ability called The Motherlode, which he uses can use a cannon on his back to launch a missile that leaves flames. There is still no information available on his passive ability.
Season 8 will arrive two days in advance Apex Legends‘second anniversary. In addition to introducing Fuse, Mayhem will be changing the appearance of the game’s original map, Kings Canyon, for the third time. Eventually, Season 8 will bring a new weapon apex‘s Arsenal, a lever rifle called the 30-30 Repeater.
Apex Legends is available for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. A Nintendo Switch version is also in the works, with one Release now planned for sometime this year.