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Apex Legends has a bizarre Arc Star glitch that’s frustrating players

Published: 23/May/2019 18:22 Updated: 23/May/2019 18:34

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends has seen numerous bugs pop in throughout King’s Canyon, and it looks like a new glitch with the Arc Stars is preventing them from landing on their marks.

Respawn Entertainment launched Apex Legends in a surprise release back in February. While it attracted millions of players in a short span, the game has been bombarded with issues from rampant cheaters, game-breaking bugs and so much more.

A new glitch has been emerging throughout games that are making players take a second before throwing Arc Stars to see if they’re near any obstacles like launch pads since they might have a bizarre effect on the projectile.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Arc Star is one of the more handy utilities in the game, but not so much with this bug.

In a Reddit post, user ‘Addacock’ was mopping up some players in his match when an opponent crossed his path and was just standing there waiting to get an Arc Star in their back.

What was supposed to be an easy throw resulted in a confusing gaffe that showed the Arc Star clearly reaching its mark, but then deciding to fling straight up into the air.

I think Arc Stars are bugged? from r/apexlegends

For those unaware, players find a lot of use in Arc Stars specifically because they stick to the platform they first come in contact with, be it a wall or person. If it’s the latter, then it will also deal damage on impact.

So that clip not only shows the wayward Arc Star bouncing off their mark, but it also ignored the base damage it was supposed to do on hit.

What could have caused the Arc Star bug?

While the Redditor was still able to lock down the kill, the clip had players wondering as to what could have caused the issue in the first place.

The answer could lie in the Launch Pad that the player was positioned right next to before throwing the projectile. According to some people, the Arc Star can have a strange interaction if used too close to a Launch Pad.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers might want to look around the battlefield to see if there are any Launch Pads around before throwing Arc Stars.

“[The bug appeared] because of the [Launch Pad],” Redditor ‘TophIRL’ said. “Arc Stars have a huge fucking hitbox if you’re trying to throw it while being close to a Launch Pad… Usually when I see people far away I throw Launch Pad on ground and throw my Arc Stars at it and it bounces off.”

With such an odd bug being caused by two very common items in the game, Respawn might want to look into adding it to the backlog of fixes they need to amend for their next patch.

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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.