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How to master Fuse in Apex Legends: Abilities, Ultimate, Tips & Tricks

Fuse has finally arrived in Apex Legends Season 8 and he has cool Abilities and a devastating Ultimate for you to use and learn in our guide.

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Season 8 of Respawn Entertainment’s popular battle royale extravaganza welcomes the newest Legend, Fuse. We have a quick guide to walk you through the new character and his abilities.

Hailing from his home planet of Salvo, Walter “Fuse” Fitzroy is an aggressive character that likes things to go boom in a hurry. As such, his abilities perfectly complement his playstyle and personality and provide excess amounts of doom to make things go kaboom.

Fuse also wields his trusty 30-30 Repeater Rifle to help in battle. The lever-action rifle expels big damage if used correctly and is great at long-range too.

To welcome Apex Legends’ newest character, we’ve put together this guide explaining Fuse’s abilities and Ultimate so that you can better understand the chaos and destruction you’re walking into.

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How to unlock Fuse in Apex Legends Season 8

Before we even get down to the nitty-gritty, we need to ensure that he’s unlocked in the first place. There are two distinctively different approaches you can take to unlocking Fuse.

Here are the two ways you can unlock Fuse:

  • Spend 12,000 Legend Tokens
  • Spend 750 Apex coins

The key difference between these options is that Legend Tokens are free, and Apex coins require you to spend real money. Find out how to get Legend tokens in Apex Legends.

Fuse Passive Ability: Grenadier

Fuse’s right arm contains a spring-loaded device that can fling an impactful grenade huge distances.

You can stack an extra grenade per slot and the mechanism means that these grenades can be flung much farther and a lot quicker too.

Grenadier tips & tricks

  • Get teammates to feed you projectiles to keep firing grenades, that extra slot really allows Fuse to become a relentless machine that can keep peppering enemies
  • Pick your favorite grenade as the Frag Grenade, Thermite Grenade, and Arc Star can all be they can all be thrown
  • Practice, practice, practice to improve your aim, you can fling objects almost anywhere, so if you “git gud”, then you’ll be unstoppable at any distance and spot
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Fuse Tactical Ability: Knuckle Cluster

The amusingly-titled weapon can unleash a devastating cluster bomb that continually spits out airburst explosives around the initial impact.

It’s a great weapon for inflicting damage and disorientating an opponent due to its distracting fireworks show.

Knuckle Cluster tips & tricks

  • Provide covering fire with the Grenadier as the explosions will distract enemies, allowing your allies to go in for the kill
  • It can be used to destroy the equipment, and even Ultimates, of other Legends such as Loba’s Black Market, Rampart’s Shields, and even Revenant’s ultimate
  • Be aware of Wattson, his Interception Pylons can do exactly that and stop them from detonating
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Ultimate Ability: The Motherlode

If you’ve been able to survive long enough, then your Ultimate Ability will be ready, meaning you can let the Motherlode feed.

Where’s Wally? Well, he’s the name of Fuse’s Armageddon-like mortar launcher and isn’t very well hidden. The powerful weapon scatters an entire area with fire causing big damage to any poor foe that comes into contact with it and entrapping them in the process.

The Motherlode tips & tricks

  • Use Fuse’s Ultimate to lockdown an area e.g a Respawn Beacon or a Supply Crate to stop enemies from using either of them
  • Just like the Knuckle Cluster, once launched, your allies can move towards the afflicted area and ambush your enemies
  • Note: it’s only the outer ring itself that causes damage, so anyone tapped in the middle can stay still and won’t be harmed, but are susceptible to incoming attacks
  • The ring can still hurt Fuse and teammates as it doesn’t discriminate
  • Use a Legend like Caustic to throw a gas grenade into the ring so that isolated players receive damage, forcing them to either flee through the fire or die from the gas
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That covers all of Fuse’s abilities and it’s now up to you to decide how you’re going to make the most of this explosives expert.

Season 8 of Apex Legends is now live and brings lots of new stuff to the fray including King’s Canyon map changes and a “no fill” option too.

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Apex Legends pro ImperialHal explains why players should avoid “trash” Vantage

Apex Legends pro ImperialHal believes the new Season 14 Legend Vantage is “trash,” as he comments on her sniper-focused kit.

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Apex Legends Season 14 introduced Vantage as a brand-new Legend, and while most in the community have been enjoying her kit, pro player Phillip ‘ImperialHal’ Dosen believes the character is “trash.”

With the Apex Legends Season 14 update, players have finally got their hands on the latest Legend to join the roster, Vantage.

While it may be hard for Vantage to compete with the meta thanks to the buffs for Legends like Mad Maggie and Newcastle, she definitely offers players something different.

This new Recon Legend offers players a unique sniper-focused playstyle that has quite a few tricks already, as players found that Vantage can actually wall run.

With that said, a pro player for TSM is not convinced by Vantage, calling her “one of the worst characters in the game,” especially in Ranked Leagues.

During a stream, ImperialHal shared his opinions on Apex Legends Season 14’s new Legend. While the pro has only had a week to get to know the character, ImperialHal feels that Vantage is “trash.”

While it seems like a pretty harsh take, ImperialHal does explain his opinion, stating that her kit is “really good early game,” but “gets worse as the game goes on.”

ImperialHal goes on, saying that “if you’re fighting off spawn she’s pretty good, but passed like the looting stage I feel like she’s not that good…as soon as it gets like to mid and late game, she’s like one of the worst characters in the game.”

The pro Apex Legends player does give fans of Vantage some hope, however, saying that she could be a really good pair with Newcastle, who received some pretty strong buffs to his kit in Season 14.

Overall, Hal just feels as if her Sniper’s Mark Ultimate ability is not strong enough for late game in ranked, “her ulty just gets really bad when it’s against like purple armors and red armors…playing ranked it just seems like I can’t do anything after the early game.”


For more on Apex Legends, make sure you check out the best FOV and PC settings you can use in Respawn’s battle royale.

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Best FOV Setting for Apex Legends Season 14

Apex Legends has a variety of settings which can enhance your experience, and here are the best FOV settings in Season 14.

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Apex Legends players have the option of customizing FOV, to give them the best advantage possible, and here is the best FOV setting that you can use in Season 14 of the battle royale.

Apex Legends Season 14 has brought plenty of brand-new content for players to explore, including some Ranked Leagues changes and the addition of the new Legend Vantage.

It’s important to have the optimal game settings when hopping into the new season, and this includes FOV which you can customize to improve your view and give yourself a competitive edge over your opponents.

We’ll go over everything that you need to know about FOV in Apex Legends.

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What is FOV in Apex Legends?

FOV stands for field of view, which is essentially the size of the viewing angle on the screen. If this setting is higher, it will allow for a bigger viewing angle, letting players see more around them. If this setting is lower, it will decrease the viewing angle.

The default FOV on Apex Legends is set to 70, which to most experienced players is extremely low. The setting can be adjusted to go all the way up to 110.

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What Apex Legends FOV setting is best?

The best FOV setting lies between 96 and 104 depending on your setup. If you play on a big TV then you should have a higher FOV as the bigger screen will allow you to still see long-range targets.

While this setting is entirely up to your personal preference and setup, we strongly recommend that you keep it above 70 FOV. Otherwise, you’ll be limited in your ability to read what’s going on around you.

A high FOV on a smaller screen or monitor may distort your viewing and prevent you from seeing things at longer ranges, so in this case, we recommend that you keep your FOV in the 90s.

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Ultimately, having your FOV between 90-104 will put you at an advantage over those with the default or lower, as you will be able to see more on the screen and react much quicker to situations.

After setting a new, higher FOV, you may also want to play around with your sensitivity and increase that, too, as these settings scale, and a higher FOV might make your original sensitivity feel too slow.


For more on Apex Legends, you can check out our full Season 14 review, as well as everything we know about Apex Legends Season 15.

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Apex Legends players call for removal of Arenas in Season 14

Apex Legends players are calling for Arenas to be removed from the game in Season 14 as they address the lack of support for the mode.

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The Apex Legends community is speaking out about the lack of support the 3v3 Arenas mode has received in recent updates, calling for it to be removed in Season 14.

Apex Legends Season 14 has had a very successful launch, bringing a heap of players to the game thanks to exciting new content such as Vantage and Kings Canyon overhauled.

It’s clear that Apex Legends isn’t going anywhere, with Dr Disrespect explaining why he believes the BR isn’t close to dying out, but players are disappointed and now calling for the removal of Arenas.

While it isn’t the most popular mode, Arenas does have a fan base who are disappointed with the lack of support the mode has seen in recent updates, especially Season 14.

Apex Legends content creator and community figure Thordan Smash took to Twitter to discuss this lack of support, believing that Respawn should remove Arenas in favor of another game mode.

Thordan feels that Arenas should be removed for solos, TDM, or even Control, feeling as if Arenas is no longer “fun.”

The devs have already confirmed that Control will not be permanent anytime soon, but it will be returning at some point as an LTM.

Players in the comments seem to be in agreement with Thordan Smash, with a user saying that Arenas should either be removed, revamped, change, or replaced with other game modes:

“Been saying this for awhile I think they should either remove the mode, revamp it or Change the overall structure, or at the very least add other casual game modes and take arenas out for one season to work on improving its playability.”

While not everyone in the comments agrees that it should be removed, many agree that the mode deserves more attention. One comment even said, “I enjoy Arenas, but I wish it got some TLC and adjustments…it needs work for sure.”

We’ll have to wait and see what happens with Arenas in the future, but until then, check out our review of Apex Legends Season 14.

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