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Apex Legends Bloodhound Town Takeover: Permanent Duos & Kings Canyon

Published: 2/Apr/2020 18:43 Updated: 6/Apr/2020 16:10

by Albert Petrosyan


Respawn Entertainment have announced the next in-game event for Apex Legends Season 4 – a new Town Takeover called ‘Bloodhound’s Trail in the Old Ways Lore’ event.

After weeks of leaks and speculation, Respawn finally announced Bloodhound’s Town Takeover on April 2, the first one of 2020 after Wraith, Octane, and Mirage all got theirs last year.

The event will add a flurry of new content in Apex Legends, both permanent and limited-time, as well as the usual set of exclusive cosmetic items that usually accompany these sorts of occasions.

Respawn EntertainmentBloodhound’s Town Takeover is being officially dubbed as The Old Ways Lore event.

When does the Bloodhound Town Takeover start?

Bloodhound’s Old Ways Lore event will be kicking off on Tuesday, April 7 and last the customary two weeks before wrapping up on Tuesday, April 21.

This limited-time affair features three main components – the Town Takeover, a Prize Track, and Direct Purchase Shop, where players will be able to buy themed cosmetics directly from the in-game store.

Bloodhound’s Origin Story Cinematic

As part of the announcement, Respawn also released a short animated cinematic about Bloodhound and their incredible origin story, which saw the Legend evolve from a hot-headed youngling into the cool Technological Tracker we know today, earning the trust and blessing of the mighty Allfather on the way.

Permanent Duos and Kings Canyon

As part of this event, Respawn will be adding both Duos and Kings Canyon as permanent options moving forward, both of which have been highly requested by the player-base for a long while now.

Now, players will be able to not only queue into matches with just one other person, but they’ll have the choice of either playing on World’s Edge or the older map, although the devs did not specify whether it’ll be the version from Season 1 or 2.

These will remain past the April 21 end-date of the event since they are permanent additions to the game.

Respawn EntertainmentStarting April 7, the option to play on Kings Canyon will be permanently added in Apex Legends.

Bloodhound’s Trials and Prowlers

As expected from the recent in-game teasers, the northwest corner of World’s Edge will be transformed for this Town Takeover, where players will be able to complete Bloodhound’s Trials.

Here they will come up against an alien species called Prowlers, which are new to Apex Legends but originated from Respawn’s Titanfall series. Prowlers carry high-tier loot that they will drop when defeated.

There will also be challenges that players can complete, each worth 1,000 points and will be refreshed on a daily basis.

Earning points will unlock the various rewards offered in the Prize Track, headlined by a themed weapon charm, Gibraltar outfit skin, and weapon camo.

With still several days to go before this event kicks off, we could see more details and/or teasers for it revealed, so we’ll make sure to keep you updated on anything new.

Until then, you can re-familiarize yourself with Kings Canyon in Ranked Play, where it has been made the main map for competitive following the recent Series 3 Split.

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

Published: 24/Oct/2020 17:35

by Calum Patterson


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.

Perhaps, Branthium is both a place and an element, with the latter named after the former. 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.