PS5 : Apex Legends: Respawn accused of plagiarizing a BulletVille character

Ruben Fields
January 23, 2021

YouTube: Apex Legends / Respawn EntertainmentFuse's arrival sees the landscape of the OG map receiving a huge face lift.

Players can jump into this new season on 2 February, in time for Apex Legends' two-year anniversary.

Apex Legends™ is a free-to-play battle royale game where legendary characters battle for glory, fame, and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. NOWWA is an indie team now working on a third-person multiplayer hero shooter called BulletVille, and it claims that the character design of one of its characters, Hunter, was used by Respawn Entertainment for the creation of Fuse. Now, we learn a little more about how that happened. The studio even shared a screen of the characters put side-by-side. The new Legend being added in Season 8 - Fuse - was revealed previously, and today he takes center stage in Season 8's launch trailer.

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On the left is Hunter from NOWWA's BulletVille.

NOWWA's fear of being called a character design thief is understandable, given how Apex Legends' developer is a big name in the industry already, whereas NOWWA is just starting out. The latest footage first shows Fuse tossing grenades around with an oversized blaster, but then reveals that he has a quick-fire rocket launcher attached to his robotic arm. Possibly, but the fact that there are multiple parallels between Fuse and Hunter certainly draw some concern.

We've gone to EA and Respawn for comment. From the trailer, we can't see his Passive, but that information should be released within the coming weeks. As always, there will be a new ranked season to participate in, as well as a new battle pass to purchase and level up.

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