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Apex Legends dev reveals how many players reached Apex Predator

Published: 20/Sep/2019 19:00 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 22:27

by Eli Becht

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Apex Legends Series 1, the new ranked format introduced in Season 2, is winding down and Respawn revealed where everyone who participated ended up finishing.

The ranked season of Apex Legends is coming to a close as we approach Season 3 of Respawn’s battle royale.

This gave players to test out how good they really were against the large playerbase, and even gave them a chance to earn some exclusive rewards along the way depending on how high they climbed.

Respawn EntertainmentSeason 3 is coming and Octane is excited.

When pulling back the curtain on what to expect with Series 2, they showed us where players ended up finishing.

There were six different rankings players could reach, but the overwhelming majority didn’t come anywhere close to sniffing the top.

In fact, just 0.2% of players reached the top rank of Apex Predator in Series 1. 

The majority of players fell into Silver and Gold, which isn’t too much of a surprise, especially if that’s just players who play in their free time.

The complete breakdown is as follows:

  • 5.1% Bronze
  • 40.0% Silver
  • 35.7% Gold
  • 16.8% Platinum
  • 2.1% Diamond
  • 0.2% Apex Predator

Apex Legends doesn’t have any way for players to demote into lower tiers like Gold to Silver, and they plan on using that format going forward. If you’re more of a visual learner, Reddit user Alt_Mayday created a graph for players that breaks it down.

Ranked Series 1 player/rank distribution from r/apexlegends

As with many games with a similar ranking system, Platinum is where players start to get really good so it’s easy to become stuck there, or even in the spot right below, in this case, Gold.

The ranking Respawn released is as accurate as of September 10, so it’s possible there could be a little bit of shifting before the season truly wraps up.

Respawn says they are pleased with the results they’ve seen with the ranked system and want to keep it the same going forward.

It’s an easy format to understand so we’re sure fans will appreciate this decision as well. It’ll be interesting to see if more than 0.2% of players are able to reach the peak next season.

Apex Legends Ranked League Series 2 kicks of October 1.

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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.