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Apex Legends player uncovers major issue with Triple Take, Longbow, and more

Published: 14/Mar/2019 23:58 Updated: 15/Mar/2019 0:39

by Alan Bernal

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An Apex Legends player found numerous inconsistencies with the bullet travel times on the G7 Scout, Triple Take, Longbow and Kraber that can have wild implications for a player’s shot.

Apex Legends exploded onto the scene garnering over 50 million players in under two months, but the game has run into some problems along its meteoric rise.

In a Reddit post, ‘TinyBabyBread’ revealed that not every shot from the popular rifles make it to their target at the same time.

Respawn EntertainmentThough the Triple Take had some of the better data points, a Respawn dev still didn’t like seeing the variations of time for a shot to land.

The redditor was originally looking for the difference in bullet drop from rifle to rifle when he noticed that there were small irregularities despite firing from the same distance.

“I wanted to know how bullet drop varied between snipers so I did some testing in the training area,” TinyBabyBread said. “While I was analyzing the footage, I noticed that bullet travel time on the same weapon kept changing despite the constant target distance…”

Sniper Bullet-speed/Travel-time actually Varies between Shots from r/apexlegends

Though TinyBabyBread didn’t originally think his findings were that big of a deal, other commenters quickly changed his perspective, saying: “[Deviations in bullet travel time] seems really noticeable when we’re talking about trying to lead targets. When a target is so small and moving, those milliseconds make a big difference. ”

It’s a good thing TinyBabyBread decided to publish his findings even though he didn’t think much of them, because one Respawn developer was quick to respond to the data.

“We (Respawn) saw this post and are taking it seriously,” RespawnSean said. “It’s definitely not intended behavior for projectiles from the same weapon to take a variable amount of time to hit the same target.”

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Shot inconsistencies like these along with the recent lag experienced throughout the game could have big implications on a player’s shot, making it a huge relief that Respawn is looking for ways to fix the problem.

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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.