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Apex Legends players infuriated as weekly challenges still broken

Published: 29/Jan/2020 12:22 Updated: 29/Jan/2020 13:32

by Andy Williams


As Apex Legends’ Season 3 draws to a close, players are still waiting for a fix for the weekly challenge bug, preventing them from progressing and obtaining rewards.

Now that the Grand Soirée Arcade Event is wrapped up and out of the way, players are looking forward to what the fourth season of the Apex Games has in-store.

However, while some are attempting to gain as much XP as possible to prime themselves for Season 4, they are running into a large hurdle in the form of their weekly challenges. 

Apex Legends' Grand Soiree event.
Players flooded Respawn’s servers to play Apex Legends’ Grand Soirée event.

Weekly challenges are broken – four weeks later…

Weekly challenges act as a primary method of keeping players engaged in Apex Legends, while simultaneously allowing them to gain XP rewards. 

Yet, an almost month-long bug is plaguing players’ ability to complete the weekly challenges and rendering the rewards unattainable.

There were widespread reports that the same error occurred on PS4 during the Grand Soirée event, but it appears that the challenge bug has also translated across to regular challenges. 

Following an update on January 28, players vented their concerns to the Apex Legends subreddit, where they stated that “four weeks worth of challenges are still bugged.”

It’s the final week of season 3, and 4 weeks worth of challenges are still bugged from apexlegends

Naturally, players have been left infuriated by the absence of weekly challenge rewards, with one Reddit user pleading for Respawn to fix the issue: “Please fix the bug for the weekly challenges seeing as we have 4 weeks of challenges that cant be completed, there are people who won’t be able to finish the battle pass because of this bug.”

Another user responded by venting their concerns over how they’ll struggle to complete the Battle Pass before February 4 in the absence of weekly challenge XP. “I did not get my weekly battle pass challenges last week and this week as well.”

While Respawn will likely have their eyes honed in on the launch of Season 4, so they should be listening to player feedback and will attempt to roll out a hotfix as soon as possible.

Nonetheless, Respawn have shown no indication of this particular issue being resolved anytime soon on the Apex Legends Trello board

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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


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.