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30 Jan 2021

Apex Legends Season 8 Mayhem: New Map – Launch Trailer, Fuse, Weapons, Early Patch Notes, Celebration Event & more

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Apex Legends Season 8 is just a few days away, and it's going to live up to its "Mayhem" title!

Respawn Entertainment has already revealed the new legend coming to Apex Legends, Fuse, and he's an explosive addition to the game.

But that isn't all that's in store for players in Apex Legends Season 8!

Latest News - Celebration Event

To celebrate the 2 year anniversary of Apex Legends, which also coincides with the start of Season 8, there will be a Celebration Event.

Usually, with each Celebration Event, a new Heirloom is released, giving players the opportunity to grab some new rare items.

This time it seems that players may be granted 150 Heirloom Shards to get a free Heirloom that is already in the game.

READ MORE: Apex Legends Heirlooms Guide

According to data miner Shrugtal, to celebrate the anniversary of Apex Legends, there will be a lot of new skins and items to unlock and purchase, but they will mainly be recolours of current skins, rather than brand new cosmetic items.

Season 8 Launch Trailer Revealed

Respawn Entertainment are going to kick off the massive Apex Legends Season 8 with a Mayhem Launch Trailer!

The trailer is set to go live on 2 February - and you don't want to miss it.

You can watch the trailer live as it premiers below:

Season 8

We have had our first peek at Apex Legends Season 8 thanks to this trailer from publishers Respawn Entertainment.

In it we see the new character Fuse introduced and can begin to learn what we can expect from 'Mayhem'.

New Map

We know that the map will be changing in Season 8 after Respawn’s release.

EA has also confirmed this. “Fuse's entrance has dramatically reshaped Kings Canyon. Stay tuned to learn more”.

It looks like Kings Canyon will be seeing change for the third time, but we will have to wait and see just what the changes bring.

Weapons

Salvo’s most popular weapon, this lever-action rifle picks apart the opposition with hard-hitting rounds”.

Say hello to the 30-30 Repeater.

DAMAGE DONE! Pick off your opponents with the 30-30 Repeater
DAMAGE DONE! Pick off your opponents with the 30-30 Repeater

A new weapon arriving in Season 8, read more about the 30-30 Repeater here.

Fuse

The latest character to join the Apex Legend ranks.

Respawn Entertainment announced a brand-new legend, known as Fuse, will be coming to Apex Legends with the Season 8 update next month.

EXPLOSIVE! We know a bit about the new guy already
EXPLOSIVE! We know a bit about the new guy already

A new trailer titled "Stories from the Outlands" was released by Respawn, giving us our first look at Fuse and what to expect from the upcoming season, which is called "Mayhem".

No Fill Coming In Season 8

Apex Design Director Jason McCord has confirmed that a No Fill option will be coming to the game in Season 8.

However, it won't be available at launch, and will instead be implemented later on.

Early Patch Notes

Early patch notes for Season 8 have dropped, here is everything we know so far.

Legends

Rampart

  • Making Amped Cover more efficient by adding 45 health

Wraith

  • Changing her hitbox to be more similar to other Legends

Horizon

  • It seems that Horizon’s tactical ability is going to be the main change

Revenant

  • Hitbox changes could also be on the way for Revenant

Wattson

  • Respawn wants to make Wattson more appealing and are finding ways to make them more eligible as a choice

Mirage

  • Fix for decoys making too much noise with footsteps

Caustic

  • Caustic hammer breaking doors

Quality of Life

  • In-game damage tracker added

Bug Fixes

  • Heirloom store not showing all Heirlooms
  • Players told they are buying Gibraltar’s Heirloom when buying Caustic’s Heirloom
  • Legend skins for Mirage and Bangalore affecting aim down sights
  • Errors relating to private matches
  • Players can’t hear each other in cross-play lobbies

READ MORE: Switch Port Release Date Leaked

Switch

Currently, Apex Legends is available on PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC/Steam.

However, the game will be coming to Nintendo Switch some time in 2021 according to Game Director Chad Grenier.

The game will come with full cross-platform play too, great news!

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