Respawn’s popular first person shooter game Apex Legends has launched its latest season alongside the announcement that its newest legend Fuse is pansexual.
Since its launch back in 2019, Apex Legends has become one of the most played FPS games of all-time. Whether playing in duos, trios, or ranked, you as the player get the chance to choose between 16 different legends, as you battle it out against other squads on the maps Kings Canyon, World’s Edge, or Olympus.
Searching for weapons and supplies before engaging in combat to ultimately become the champions with your squad, Apex now has more the 70 million users.
Last week, season eight – titled Mayhem – was released, and not only did it bring the heat, but it also brought a new legend in Walter ‘Fuse’ Fitzroy. The explosives enthusiast joins the Apex Games after his planet, Salvo, joined forces with the Syndicate.
Since his arrival, many users were speculating about his sexuality after his cinematic trailer, a continuation of the Stories from the Outlands, landed. Despite the theories, the official news page for Apex Legends confirmed last month that Fuse is indeed pansexual (things we love to see).
PSA: Fuse is pansexual, confirmed by Respawn writers. pic.twitter.com/pbMYf43CqD
— Apex Legends News (@TitanfallBlog) January 29, 2021
Fans were pleased by the reveal, with one tweeting: “can’t wait to play Fuse today!! Be on the lookout for 2 Pansexual Kings on the battlefield.” Another said: “it just makes me so happy knowing fuse is the first pansexual rep in this game yeah.”
But this is not the first time one of the legends in the game has been revealed to be a proud member of the LGBT+ community. Respawn previously confirmed that two of their original legends Bloodhound and Gibraltar are LGBT+ and proud. Gibraltar, one of the most powerful characters, was confirmed as gay in his official bio page on EA.
He only began to understand the value of protecting others when he and his boyfriend stole his father’s motorcycle, took it on a joyride, and got trapped by a deadly mudslide.
In addition to confirming Fuse’s sexuality, it was also confirmed that Bloodhound is non-binary. Respawn community manager Jay Frechette told Rock, Paper, Shotgun that Bloodhound is “non-binary, or at least non-specified, in terms of gender” and later confirmed this on Twitter.
Bloodhound is non-binary.
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) January 23, 2021
There are other legends in the game whose sexualities are yet to be established but the theories are endless on social media. With fans speculating whether Loba is bisexual, Wraith or Bangalore is gay, and Mirage is pansexual; after his character during the quest comic states “…my already standing-in-quicksand sexuality issues”, we’ll have to wait until the next season to find out.
Apex Legends season eight is free-to-play on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox One, and is coming to Nintendo Switch on 9 March and next year on iOS and Android.