Apex Legends new character Fuse is gonna make grenades hurt a helluva lot more

The Apex Legends Fuse character trailer has arrived ahead of Season 8, and it's bringing the boom. Check it out above, and read on for more details.

Walter "Fuse" is a connoisseur of all things that explode, which means he's the character you'll wanna snag if you're a fan of the grenades in Apex Legends (I know I am). Not only can he throw grenades further, father, and more accurately thanks to his mechanical arm, but he can stack one more grenade per inventory stock. As a Bangalore main, I can see Fuse easily becoming my new favorite character. Here's how his abilities stack up:

  • Passive: Grenadier - Fuse can throw ordinances with more accuracy, speed, and distance than other Legends, and can hold one more grenade in each inventory slot
  • Tactical: Knuckle Cluster - Fuse deploys a cluster bomb that splinters into mini-concussion mines
  • Ultimate: Motherlode - Fuse shoots off his rocket launcher "Wally" that drops an explosive ordinance on targets and surrounds them in flames

Thanks to the Apex Legends Season 8 Launch trailer, we know that Fuse is the ambassador of boom, but this character trailer makes it obvious he'll be a viable option for aggressive Apex players. While his grenade ability is one of my favorites, it's hard to see how he's all that different from Bangalore, whose ultimate is fairly similar as well. The similarities may mean that Fuse gets picked over Bangalore in upcoming matches, but we'll have to see how this all plays out. Apex Legends Season 8: Mayhem launches February 2 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. 

The Apex Legends Nintendo Switch version was delayed last year, but here's hoping we get it soon. 

Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.