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Apex Legends rework would make Revenant a menacing enemy

Published: 27/Mar/2020 16:56

by Jacob Hale

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An Apex Legends player has come up with what could be the perfect rework to make Revenant a powerful character in the battle royale – bringing him to level with the likes of fan-favorites Wraith and Pathfinder.

Revenant was added to Apex Legends at the start of Season 4, but failed to really break the meta much and actually being one of the least-picked in the game.

The Synthetic Nightmare has failed to make much of an impression and, since arriving, is little more than a back-up to some of the big-hitters, but this rework would make him much more viable.

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Despite the initial excitement for his arrival, Revenant failed to offer much when he finally arrived.

Reddit user TheRarestTiger has worked to put together a reworked concept that would finally make Revenant as good as fans want him to be, with buffed and altered abilities to “push him to the big cheese league.”

The proposed changes would alter all of Revenant’s current abilities – including the Death Totem ultimate – and are as follows:

  • Passive Ability – Stalker: In Tiger’s concept, Revenant’s passive gets a buff but isn’t completely reworked, providing infinite climb-time with no slow-down while climbing. Crouch walking is also completely silent.
  • Tactical Ability – Silenced: Revenant’s tactical ability is slightly reworked and buffed in this concept. Now, it fires quickly in a straight line rather than being thrown, It would hit enemies within a 3-meter vicinity and silences Legends with perks for 20 seconds instead of 10.
  • Ultimate – Shadowform: The only ability to be fully reworked in Tiger’s concept is his Ultimate, replacing Death Totem with Shadowform. By using it, Revenant can assume Shadowform for 45 seconds, increasing movement speed by 10%. When using it, shields are disabled and you become immune to slows, and reviving a teammate while in Shadowform pulls them into Shadowform for 20 seconds too.

Revenant Rework that would hopefully push him to the big cheese league up there with the Wraiths and Pathfinders. Really cool legend that is butchered by his horrible gameplay, I know Respawn doesn’t rework abilities to this extent but I guess this is just a dream rework idea. from r/apexlegends

That’s not all that Shadowform does, though. It would also grant health regain for damage done to enemies, a smoke cloud that provides a further 20% speed increase, and immunity to Hammerpoint unless you had no shield pre-Shadowform.

Of course, some in the Reddit thread suggested this might make Revenant too overpowered, a far cry from where he’s currently at, and RarestTiger agreed that while it looks OP on paper, it probably wouldn’t be if you compare him to the likes of Pathfinder or Gibraltar in-game.

While this rework might not make Revenant the best character in Apex Legends, it would definitely help to pull him up a little bit and make him level with the likes of Wraith, who you’re unlikely to see go unpicked by any team.

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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.