Apex Legends’ eighth season, Mayhem, will go reside on Feb. 2, and it’ll characteristic the debut of the battle royale recreation’s 16th Legend: Fuse, developer Respawn Entertainment introduced Monday.
Respawn launched Apex Legends gamers to Fuse with a brand new Stories from the Outlands quick on Monday. The four-minute video tells the story of Fuse’s love affair with explosives, which dates again to a childhood episode wherein he and his finest buddy uncovered “a bloody beautiful grenade” that after belonged to the liberty fighters on their dwelling planet, Salvo. Fuse and his pal go on all types of adventures collectively — to the tune of an ’80s hair metal-esque music — however their relationship begins to fracture when the Australian-accented macho man enters fight in Salvo’s preventing pits.
Salvo finally joins the group of Syndicate planets, a lot to the dismay of Fuse’s buddy, who grew up revering the aforementioned freedom fighters. Right then, Fuse walks up and broadcasts that he’s leaving Salvo for the Apex Games. He proposes a truce, however she’s annoyed and offended — and begins a combat. At the top of their tussle, Chekov’s grenade goes off, and Fuse awakens to search out his proper arm blown off.
Data miners have beforehand uncovered information that counsel Fuse has a tactical means known as Airburst Grenade, wherein he can use a launcher on his mechanical proper arm to fireplace a grenade, and an final means generally known as The Motherlode, which permits him to make use of a cannon on his again to launch a missile that leaves flames in its wake. There’s no info but on his passive means.
Season 8 will arrive two days earlier than Apex Legends’ second anniversary. In addition to introducing Fuse, Mayhem will change up the appear and feel of the sport’s preliminary map, Kings Canyon, for the third time. Finally, season 8 will deliver a brand new weapon to Apex’s arsenal, a lever-action rifle known as the 30-30 Repeater.
Apex Legends is obtainable on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. A Nintendo Switch model can be within the works, with a release now scheduled for sometime this year.