Apex Legends’ eighth season, Mayhem, will go stay on Feb. 2, and it’ll function the debut of the battle royale sport’s 16th Legend: Fuse, developer Respawn Leisure introduced Monday.
Respawn launched Apex Legends gamers to Fuse with a new Tales from the Outlands brief on Monday. The four-minute video tells the story of Fuse’s love affair with explosives, which dates again to a childhood episode during which he and his finest pal uncovered “a bloody stunning grenade” that when 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 tune — however their relationship begins to fracture when the Australian-accented macho man enters fight in Salvo’s preventing pits.
Salvo ultimately joins the group of Syndicate planets, a lot to the dismay of Fuse’s pal, who grew up revering the aforementioned freedom fighters. Proper then, Fuse walks up and broadcasts that he’s leaving Salvo for the Apex Video games. He proposes a truce, however she’s annoyed and indignant — and begins a combat. On the finish of their tussle, Chekov’s grenade goes off, and Fuse awakens to seek out his proper arm blown off.
Information miners have beforehand uncovered information that counsel Fuse has a tactical means referred to as Airburst Grenade, during which he can use a launcher on his mechanical proper arm to fireside 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. Along with introducing Fuse, Mayhem will change up the appear and feel of the sport’s preliminary map, Kings Canyon, for the third time. Lastly, season 8 will deliver a new weapon to Apex’s arsenal, a lever-action rifle referred to as the 30-30 Repeater.
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Apex Legends is out there on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. A Nintendo Swap model can also be within the works, with a launch now scheduled for someday this yr