Apex Legends data miners appear to have uncovered the game's next playable Legend, an explosives expert named Fuse.
New Apex Legends Character Fuse Found in Datamine
Data for Fuse had been found by data miner SWL. Assets found include audio samples, some animations and a bomb model that would be used by Fuse.
Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment has had their fun with data miners before. Previously, they put red herring data for a then-to-be-released Legend named Forge, before he was killed by Revenant in the story. Since then, there have been no such shenanigans. Horizon, Rampart and Loba all leaked accurately before their release.
Fuse will most likely make it to the game for Season 8, but there's no guarantees given Respawn's history with dealing with leaks.
One point against Fuse is that a there was a fan-made Legends concept for an explosives user with the same name created by u/designty last April to r/ApexLegends. Apex Legends developer Tom Casiello had said before that they don't use or even look at fan-made concepts for legal liability reasons. Fuse could be just an internal testing name, though the idea of giving a character who throws bombs the name "Fuse" is a pretty obvious. We'll have more as Season 8 approaches.