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Apex Legends bug makes it a pain to use Bloodhound’s Ultimate

Published: 16/Mar/2020 21:22

by Alan Bernal

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A bug in Apex Legends can make Bloodhound’s Ultimate Ability, Beast of the Hunt, disorienting to use since it alters the game’s visuals for the person using it.

Using the Ultimate Ability lets Bloodhound enhance their senses by turning the screen black and white while highlighting everything from footsteps, enemies, and more. But the change of color on the screen doesn’t revert back to its original state after the ult has expired.

This glitch makes it so that people using the Legend’s Beast of the Hunt have to play out the rest of the game using that same black and white filter, which, needless to say, is a huge issue.

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The Technological Tracker has a bug in their system that can lead to black and white gameplay.

Though the bug has been seen in the past, more players are encountering the glitch that prevents them from seeing other people due to the monochrome graphics that blend the entire Apex world together.

“Bug with Bloodhound’s ultimate that makes the screen black and white,” Reddit user ‘evergarden_8’ said. “I’m also having to deal with a prediction error problem with the server and boop this happened.. I can’t even see the enemy.”

Evergarden added an image showing them spectating someone in Apex, but the gameplay was in black and white while the player’s banner and HUD were displaying their regular colors.

The player’s feed was black and white after using Bloodhound’s ultimate.

Bloodhound’s ultimate got an insanely powerful buff at the turn of Season 4, but fans of the Technological Tracker are starting to find the character difficult to utilize with the bug.

“Every time I get killed while using Bloodhound’s ult everything on the screen is still black and white (even when I’m spectating) until I use the ability again,” user ‘JJ2Goated’ said. “I love Bloodhound especially with the new buff but this bug is making it really hard to keep playing them.”

In Apex Legends, Ultimate Abilities are supposed to be game-changing moves that tilt the favors to your team, not make the rest of the match unbearable to play.

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Bloodhound’s ultimate makes them a menace for unsuspecting victims, but the bug can cause adverse effects for the user.

Bloodhound is already not one of the higher-tier Legends in Apex, and this bug can make the character even less appealing to use.

More and more players will feel apprehensive to choose the Technological Tracker, so the Apex Legends devs could move in fast to fix the issues before things get too out of hand.

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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.