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Have AMD accidentally leaked the Apex Legends Season 1 release date?

Published: 11/Mar/2019 20:01 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 20:15

by Alan Bernal

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The release date for Season 1 of Apex Legends has been shrouded in mystery, but AMD might have given some clearer insight on when to expect it.

Respawn Entertainment recently released the game’s first weapon balance patch while teasing a future update that would usher in the game’s first season. Though information was scarce, it seems AMD has provided enough details to spur speculation.

AMDGaming routinely incorporates hit titles to promote their hardware, but one of their latest tweets gave rise to many believing that Apex Legend’s Season 1 would start March 12.

In their message they said that Tuesday would be bringing updates to Legends in the game, which sparked intrigue since Respawn had announced the changes wouldn’t happen until the start of Season 1.

“Two of Apex Legend’s most popular weapons caught nerfs this week, and Tuesday ushers in balance patches for some of your favorite Legends,” AMDGaming said. “Battle Pass and Season 1 are on the horizon…”

Respawn EntertainmentThe incoming season will bring more content and important balance changes.

In a March 8 Check-In, the devs announced that AMD recently joined them in their studio to improve stability and performances on PC. Leading some to wonder if AMD learned anything new about the upcoming season during their trip.

AMD was quick to deny any sort of leak, instead saying their wording was a mistake and they believed a patch was coming March 12 which would contain more information on the season’s debut.

AMD / TwitterThough the company was quick to diffuse speculations, some still thought the manufacturer had some info they weren’t telling.

Though the confession was enough to settle some speculation, the tweet comes at a pivotal point as Apex Legends players are eagerly awaiting Season 1’s impending release.

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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.