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Apex Legends July 7 patch notes: Loba fix & Mobile Respawn Beacons

Published: 7/Jul/2020 21:01 Updated: 7/Jul/2020 21:02

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment have pushed out a new update for Apex Legends on July 7 that should take care of Loba’s problematic World’s Edge bug as well as expanding Mobile Respawn Beacons in the game.

Players found that the Lost Treasures Collection Event brought a harsh bug to the battle royale’s newest Legend, Loba. Since then, people have been clamoring for a fix to the bug that made her teleport ineffective on World’s Edge.

After notifying the Apex community that a “fix was on the way,” Respawn came through with a quick turnaround for the problematic glitch which should hopefully make it safe to play the new character on the second Arena.

Burglar’s Best Friend fix

Loba should now be playable on World’s Edge! Her Burglar’s Best Friend Tactical ability had a strange interaction on the map that didn’t let the bracelet catch onto the ground.

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Burglar’s Best Friend should now be compatible, for the most part, on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge.

In explaining the problem, Design Director at Respawn Entertainment Jason ‘Monsterclip’ McCord said that it had something to do with how the World’s Edge code was put together as opposed to Kings Canyon.

“‘Triggers’ were done a little differently in Worlds Edge. Same user facing functionality, just authored in a slightly different way. We grouped them more,” he said. “Kings Canyons triggers aren’t grouped… Anyway, some code changed and only broke her bracelet functionality in those specially authored triggers in WE.”

Regardless, the developers have been working to address the problem but also said there are known instances where the issue can still happen.

Mobile Respawn Beacons for all

After their initial test run, Mobile Respawn Beacons are now coming to every mode in Apex to bring back Legends anywhere on the battlefield.

Respawn EntertainmentPortable Respawn Beacons are now available in all the core default Apex Legends modes.

They initially came out on June 23 for the Armed & Dangerous LTM, but are now going to be introduced to the larger set of playlists in the BR.

This is similar to how the Evo shields were brought to the larger Apex Legends world and could be the approach that Respawn take when trying out experimental items.

Apex Legends July 7 update patch notes

  • Fixes addressing Loba’s tactical usability on World’s Edge. There are still some known cases we’re continuing to work on but it should work much better now.
  • Mobile Respawn Beacon has been added to all modes.
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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.