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Apex Legends leak points to powerful upcoming item

Published: 12/Jul/2019 22:45 Updated: 12/Jul/2019 23:09

by Eli Becht

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This Apex Legends leak might reveal a future plan for Respawn to debut a mobile respawning item that would allow a revive to happen without being at an actual station.

Apex Legends offered an innovative way to revive fallen teammates by collecting their respawn card from their death box, something that we saw Epic Games later on add into their game.

Respawn hasn’t touched the reviving system since Apex launched in February, but this leak seems to suggest that could be changing soon.

Respawn EntertainmentIt sounds like you might be able to drop back into the action at any spot soon.

A leaked sound file makes it sound like a portable respawning system is on the way judging by two quotes.

“Found a portable respawn beacon here,” and “I’m deploying a portable respawn beacon,” are the voice lines which makes it sound like something is certainly on the horizon.

At the time begin this is just a leak so it’s nothing set in stone. As with all leaks, you should take them with a grain of salt.

If this does end up being a real item then it has a chance to be completely game-changing as you’ll be able to bring a teammate back anywhere you want.

There has been no indication this is coming so it’s not something players should worry about until we get official confirmation from the developers.

Unlike Fortnite, Apex Legends hasn’t received major weekly patches so there’s no precedent for something like this to come into the game in the middle of a season.  

Respawn EntertainmentWattson was the major addition of Season 2.

However, it could be something the team is working for in Season 3 or it could just be a recorded voice line for a feature that was later scrapped.

Either way, the information is still a leak and that’s probably all it should be treated as for now.

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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.