Apex Legends devs reveal abilities for new Season 8 Legend, Fuse

By Heidi Nicholas,
Season 8 begins tomorrow, February 2nd, for Apex Legends, introducing Fuse as the newest Legend in the roster. Respawn has shared more info on Fuse's ability and backstory, as well as a new character trailer.


Respawn has been hinting at Season 8 details for the past few days: how Fuse's arrival would have something to do with a big change for Kings Canyon, then teasing details about his backstory. Now, we know the fully story. He and his childhood friend Maggie had grown up together on the volatile planet Salvo. When they got older, their plans changed: Maggie wanted to be a warlord while Fuse was busy working his way up through the Bonecage, with the aim to join the Apex Games. They had a major falling out, with Fuse losing an arm, and when Fuse arrived at the Apex Games, Maggie followed in a gunship, ready to decimate the place. Fuse brought her ship down, opening up a new playable area in Kings Canyon.

Now, we know more about Fuse's abilities. He has the tactical ability Knuckle Cluster, which involves a cluster bomb that "continuously expels airburst explosives on impact," as well as the passive ability Grenadier, which lets him carry an extra grenade, while his mechanical arm allows him to throw them faster and more accurately than other Legends. His ultimate ability The Motherlode, launches a mortar and creates a circle of fire around his target.

Season 8 arrives tomorrow, bringing the 30-30 Repeater rifle, a new Mayhem Battle Pass, and Gold Magazines.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!