Apex Legends: Will the Fuse Legacy buff improve his win rate?
Since Fuse was first introduced through Season 8, he has been a disappointing addition to the Apex Legends roster. Respawn Entertainment made it clear that his win rate was not where they wanted it to be, so could the new Apex Legends Fuse buff make him any better?
Not only have we got new gameplay of Valkyrie, the new Season 9 Legend, but we have also been lucky enough to see the new Arena mode through various content creators. Further, Respawn also revealed the full patch notes for Legacy, containing some interesting Legend changes.
During a Reddit discussion on the Chaos Theory update back in March 2021, Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein commented on how Fuse was being received by the community and what the developers thought of the reaction.
Daniel Klein revealed that Fuse had the lowest win rate out of all the Legends in the game, even lower than Rampart, renowned in the community for being the worst Legend.
Klein stated that Fuse “didn’t come in super strong like we wanted,” suggesting that the developers wanted Fuse to be much higher up in the win rate data. It seems the developers are also aware of how strong mobility is in the game, and perhaps this is the main reason why Fuse has a lower pick and win rate.
Either way, Daniel Klein says they “have some plans for him,” which seem to be taking place in the upcoming Season 9: Legacy update.
Apex Legends Fuse Legacy buff
The community was recently gifted the patch notes for the upcoming season, which presented the plans Respawn Entertainment has for Fuse.
After the update, Fuse will gain an extra Knuckle Cluster, having two at his disposal. This could potentially make Fuse more viable. Although the Knuckle Cluster only does 30 damage, they have the potential to disorientate the enemy, prevent enemies from camping, and destroy doors.
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Further, Fuse’s Knuckle Clusters will also gain reduced cooldown time from 25 seconds to 20. This could also help make Fuse’s kit more effective, as being able to shoot two Knuckle Clusters every 20 seconds could really disrupt enemies, especially as you can shoot them from very long range.
This buff is effectively like Fuse having two grenades. Although they do less damage, they can still cause harm. Having these two Knuckle Clusters on top of his already present passive to stack Ordnances, Fuse could become the explosive king, chucking Knuckle Clusters and grenades from as far away as he likes.
Moreover, Fuse will now have two Knuckle Clusters means players will be less inclined to pick up more throwables, which means more space in Fuse’s backpack. For those end-game situations where you wish you had a grenade, Fuse will have you covered.
On the other hand, this is a minimal change and nothing that could actually bring Fuse on the level of stronger offensive Legends such as Wraith, Octane, and Horizon.
However, the dev note underneath this Fuse update does suggest that more changes will be coming to Fuse slowly but surely, as they don’t want him to become “the Legend that kills you with his abilities.”
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