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February’s Apex Legends solo kill world record for console has been smashed

Published: 5/Mar/2019 8:44 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 17:05

by Joe O'Brien

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A new world record for the most solo kills in a game of Apex Legends on console has been set, raising the bar for all PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players hoping to claim the throne.

PlayStation 4 player Calamiti has pulled off a massive 34-kill game, topping the previous console record of 31 kills with some room to spare.

While qualifying for the record only requires that an individual player be accredited with enough kills, in Calamiti’s case it really was a solo effort. One team-mate apparently never made it into the game, while the other dropped out without dealing any damage.

The result was that Calamiti was routinely out-numbered in pursuit of the victory, but managed to take down group after group alone to both win the game and set a new kill record, racking up over 6000 damage in the process.

Calamiti

Calamiti’s set-up for the record will be familiar to anyone who’s watched high-skill players on any platform. Wraith is the legend of choice for the aggressive player looking to maximize both their kill count and their survivability in solo scenarios. 

Meanwhile, the Wingman is unsurprisingly his go-to weapon – almost universally considered the most powerful standard weapon in the game if you can hit your shots consistently – joined by the R-99 sub machine-gun for finishing off kills at close range.

The overall solo kill record still rests on the PC side of things, with Houston Outlaws streamer and former Overwatch pro Lucas ‘Mendokusai’ Håkansson holding the title at 36 kills, but Calamiti’s performance nevertheless closes the gap between the platforms.

Console players do hold the record for the most collective kills as a squad in a single game, however, with Gaitor_423, Pensatas, and ImCadillackin putting up 45 kills between them, compared to the 41 managed by two PC groups.

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What does Branthium mean in Apex Legends? Horizon & Ash Season 7 teasers

Published: 24/Oct/2020 17:35 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 18:06

by Calum Patterson

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Amid all the teasers for Apex Legends Season 7, one word has been on the lips of a number of characters: Branthium. But, what is this? A location, material, or something else entirely? Here, we’ll put together all the clues to get to the bottom of this mystery.

The first time we heard the word Branthium in Apex Legends, it came from Ash, at the end of the Season 5 Broken Ghost quest.

Ash is the villain from Titanfall 2, who was recruited by Kuben Blisk, before she “died” at the hands of Jack Cooper, was put back together again, her memory wiped, and then her head split into parts and spread throughout Kings Canyon.

Once the Legends put her head back together, she spoke to them, and, as part of an unintelligible message, said: “all roads lead to Branthium.”

Ash saying Branthium in Apex Legends
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Ash was the first time we heard ‘Branthium’ in Apex Legends.

What is Branthium in Apex Legends?

After the mention from Ash, in the first Twitter teaser for Season 7, Horizon (expected to be the next playable Legend), repeated the word “Branthium” in among all the static.

It later became clear that Horizon was repeating what Ash said – or, perhaps Ash was repeating Horizon.

Is Branthium a place?

The saying, “all roads lead to Branthium”, is undoubtedly a play on the common phrase “all roads lead to Rome.” Typically, this saying refers to “all paths or activities lead to the center of things” – it comes from Ancient Rome in the literal sense, when all roads started from the capital city.

So, at first, most theories believed Branthium was a place, possibly related to the planet Psamathe and its city, Olympus. Ash finished her monologue by saying “Welcome to Olympus.”

But, a spanner was thrown in the works of this theory by Horizon. In the latest Twitter teaser, Horizon says: “Just got to figure out how he can fuse the Branthium (or Brantium?) without critical mass.”

So, is Branthium actually some kind of element, or fuel, or material? This remains unclear, but it wouldn’t make sense for Ash (and Horizon) to say “All roads lead to Branthium,” if it was simply some kind of element.

This theory could line up though with the involvement of Hammon Robotics. The Planet Harvester which launched in Season 4 is being used by Hammond “to gather precious metals from the core of the planet for reasons unknown.” Is this metal Branthium/Brantium?

Perhaps, Branthium is both a place and an element, with the latter named after the former. Brantium could be a metal discovered on the planet Branthium? For now, we simply don’t know, but we’ll keep this post updated as more teasers emerge about this mysterious word, and what it could mean.

Season 7 is set to start on November 4 – a week earlier than initially planned – so we should learn a lot more then.