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Apex Legends leak reveals potential upcoming heirloom

Published: 27/Mar/2020 9:50

by Connor Bennett

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An apparent Apex Legends leak has revealed the next heirloom that fans will be able to get their hands on – the Data Knife for Crypto. 

Aside from legendary character outfits and weapon skins, the most desirable items in Apex Legends are the heirloom weapons. These melee weapons, which are incredibly rare to get from an Apex Pack, play into a character’s backstory and give them a unique way to slay enemies.

In the past, characters like Wraith, Octane, and Bloodhound have had the Kunai, Butterfly Knife, and Raven’s Bite heirlooms, respectively, with fans begging for different ones for their favorite legends. However, it appears as if there is a new heirloom all set to go, but it might not be for the character that everybody wants it to be for.

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Heirloom sets are incredibly rare in Apex Legends.

The supposed new item was pointed out by Reddit user KralRindo, as they posted a short clip of a new set of knife animations to the Apex Legends subreddit. 

With the new weapon having a military look to it, some fans suggested that it could be for Bangalore. However, KralRindo pointed out this weapon is called the ‘Data Knife’ and is likely for the Surveillance Expert, Crypto. 

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Some fans pointed out that the Data Knife is a holdover from Titanfall 2, and suggested that what had been uncovered was just an unused file – though others admitted that it could very well be a “reuse” like the L-STAR. 

KralRindo claimed that the Data Knife is “100% for Crypto” and is “probably” the next Heirloom coming to the battle royale. It would make sense to give Crypto, a legend who is all about hacking and surveillance, the Data Knife as the name does play into his character. 

What the developers have up their sleeve, however, still remains to be seen as the next season of Apex Legends isn’t set to kick off until the beginning of May – once the season four battle pass concludes. 

Until Respawn offers up some hints and teases, we can only speculate on what new content is coming in the new seasonal update.

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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.