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Apex Legends Halloween skins 2020 leaked: Loba, Crypto, more

Published: 6/Oct/2020 14:07

by Connor Bennett


A batch of Apex Legends Halloween-themed skins have been leaked following the Aftermarket collection event update – with a handful of unique looks for numerous Legends. 

With each new Apex Legends season, Respawn has introduced a collection event where an update is dropped on the game, tuning some things, and also bringing new cosmetics with it. 

Following the Aftermarket event update, leakers have been hard at work trying to find clues about what’s coming at the end of Season 6 and beyond – with some managing to find major spoilers about the Legend named Horizon.

Aside from that, though, others have been revealed the new cosmetics that will be up for grabs, and there are certainly some interesting new looks coming down the line. 

Halloween skins in Apex Legends
The last batch of Apex Legends Halloween skins were pretty terrifying too.

The new cosmetics were posted by reliable leaker Shrugtal, who posted new looks for Bangalore, Bloodhound, Caustic, Crypto, Gibraltar, Loba, Revenant, and Wraith. 

Of course, with these being Halloween-themed skins, players won’t just get a new spooky color scheme for these Legends. No, they all look like they’ve dressed up for the occasion with new costumes. Though, the leaker did state that old ones will be re-released too 

The pick of the bunch, from Shrugtal’s new leaks, might just be Bloodhound – who’s normal head is replaced by a Pumpkin again. Aside from them, Crypto has another interesting look, as does Gibraltar.

Revenant’s skin, named From the Deep, makes the Season 4 legends look like a pirate – so it’s not too dissimilar from skins we’ve seen before.

Both Bangalore and Caustic have pretty terrifying looks if you get up close and personal with them. The latter looks like some sort of demonic clown with the hair and new mask. Loba is turned blue with her Banshee Queen skin.

On top of that, there is a Pirate-themed Nessy weapon charm where the mythical creature is carrying a Trick or Treat basket in its mouth. 

When is the Apex Legends Halloween event?

According to Shrugtal, the Halloween event will start on October 22.

These skins should be exclusive to the item shop, so if you want to get your hands on them, you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled there.

There’s no telling exactly when each skin will be available though, so you’ll have to act fast or you might miss your chance and be left without another chance to get them.

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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


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.