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All Apex Legends Season 5 easter eggs and teasers so far

Published: 25/Apr/2020 13:56

by Connor Bennett

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Ahead of Apex Legends season five, fans have been noticing a few teasers springing up around World’s Edge and Kings Canyon for a limited time. We’re going to round them up here and take a look at what else is in store.

With Apex Legends set to turn from season four to season five, Respawn Entertainment have already dropped a few teasers about what is coming next. All roads seemingly lead to Loba being the next legend joining the battle royale roster, as well as some absolutely huge potential map changes. 

On certain days, these new clues have been going live in-game – with eagle-eyed fans scouring both World’s Edge and Kings Canyon in hopes of finding them first. However, if you’ve missed out and haven’t yet seen the teasers, don’t worry, we’re going to round up everything we know about them – and what else could be coming in the future. 

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All signs point to Loba being the newest Legend in Apex Legends Season 5.

The first apparent teaser came all the way back on April 10, when players noticed that a door had sprung up at Hydro Dam after seemingly never being there before.

Fans went back and forth over what the door could mean – with plenty suggesting that it might be how Respawn introduces Loba. Design Director at Respawn Entertainment, Jason McCord, responded to question about the door with a teasing gif that didn’t give much away.

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Teasers for Apex Season 5 have been popping up around World’s Edge.

Apex players uncovered the second season five teaser on April 17, after a small device appeared at Dome with images of layouts for an underground location.

It took a few hours but fans realized that it was hinting at the Singh Labs location that had played a big role on Kings Canyon. One in particular, Redditor OrcusDei, noted that the door teaser seemingly led inside the location – with this possibly being the next major map change.

[Season 5] New Part of the Map + Location from apexlegends

Apex leaker Shrugtal revealed that there are still, at least, two more pieces of the puzzle to be uncovered. The first of which would go live on Monday, April 27 at 10 am PDT.

Like the other clues, that would last for a day, before the other clue would be cycled into the battle royale on Thursday, April 30 – again at 10 am PDT.

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The leaked schedule for Apex Season 5 teasers.

If there any more clues past this point, however, still remains to be seen. It’s also unknown if they will be any more subtle than the small devices that have been popping up.

Apex Legends season five has been pushed back by a week and will now kick off on Tuesday, May 12, so Respawn has plenty of time to get the hype train up to full steam.

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

Published: 27/Oct/2020 15:07

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? Now, we finally have an answer to the mystery: but we’ve got a whole load more questions too.

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.

The truth about Branthium revealed

It didn’t take long for Respawn to reveal the truth behind Branthium, confirming that it was in fact an element that the people of Psamathe needed as an energy source, to solve their looming energy crisis.

Branthium Energy Crisis
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Dr Mary Somers (aka Horizon) was tasked with finding Branthium to solve the energy crisis.

Unfortunately, after retrieving the Branthium, Somers was betrayed and left to die in the abyss of space, which is where the Season 7 story is about to pick up.

Horizon holding Branthium
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Horizon retrieved the Branthium – before being betrayed.

Horizon kept the original sample of Branthium for herself, before she set out to fulfill her promise to her son.

This could line up with the involvement of Hammon Robotics too. 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.”

It’s still possible that Branthium is both a place and an element, with the latter named after the former.

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