Apex Legends Season 8: Release date, new Legend, Repeater Rifle

Liam Mackay

Respawn Entertainment dropped the latest episode of ‘Stories from the Outlands’ which revealed the release date for Apex Legends Season 8, as well as the new Legend, Fuse.

As we approach the end of Apex Legends Season 7, players have begun looking forward to what’s in store for Season 8.

Season 7 introduced a new Legend, Horizon, who can manipulate gravity, alongside the new map, Olympus. There have been leaks and rumors regarding Season 8, but on Monday, January 18, Respawn Entertainment officially revealed the next season.

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Apex Legends Season 8 release date

Apex Legends Season 8, titled Mayhem, is set to drop on February 2, 2021, as announced by Respawn Entertainment.

The Stories from the Outlands video, “Good as Gold,” revealed the official release date of the eighth season.

Season 8 comes two days before the second anniversary of the popular battle royale game, so expect this to be a huge content drop. Season 4 dropped on Apex’s first anniversary, and it offered players an Anniversary Badge and XP to celebrate.

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New Apex Legends character

In a slightly confusing trailer, “Good as Gold” introduced Apex Legends’ 16th Legend, Fuse. This Australian Legend favors explosives, with leakers discovering that he will have a Projectile Grenade and Fire Bomb.

We see Wally, nicknamed Fuse, discover a golden grenade alongside his friend, Max. The two grew up together taking part in dangerous missions, repeatedly stealing the grenade off of each other. Max hero-worshiped a group of freedom fighters from their planet, Salvo, but Fuse wasn’t interested in them.

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New Apex Legends character Fuse

Fuse gained fame in the fighting pits, much to his friends apparent jealously. Their friendship eventually ended after Fuse became the fighting pit champion and he revealed that he is leaving to join the Apex games. Max chucked the golden grenade at him, blowing off his arm. He didn’t seem to care and left Max behind.

A press release also revealed that the 30-30 Repeater Rifle will be coming to Apex Legends in Season 8.

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As we receive more information about Apex Legends Season 8, we’ll be sure to update you.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].