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Dr Disrespect argues PUBG is better than Apex Legends in one major way

Published: 11/Mar/2019 22:05 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 22:29

by Eli Becht

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Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect argues PUBG and other battle royale games are more exciting for a viewer than Apex Legends.

Apex Legends is the hot commodity on both Twitch and the battle royale market. Since it’s release, it has sat at or near the top of the Twitch directory at just about every moment.

Several big name streamers have made their impact with the game, including Twitch star Dr Disrespect, who has since made Apex Legends his main game to play.

Dr Disrespect is one of Twitch’s most outspoken streamers as he always seems to share his true thoughts on everything and anything.

In a recent clip, he shared his thoughts on the state of Apex Legends from the perspective of a viewer, and he had some interesting comparisons to make.

“I think watching Apex gameplay isn’t exciting,” said Dr Disrespect on his stream. “I think watching Battlegrounds is way more exciting in my opinion.”

He goes on to say both Fortnite and H1Z1 are both more exciting games to watch as well. He then makes an interesting comparison to Overwatch.

“It’s kind of like Overwatch,” begins The Doc. “You know Overwatch, it’s super fun to play, it’s highly addictive but it’s just absolutely terrible to watch.”

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The Doc still says he enjoys playing Apex Legends but he thinks from the standpoint of the viewer there are more exciting games to watch.

He might be onto something with that assessment as viewership for Apex Legends has started to lag behind Fortnite recently, which could be chalked up to Fortnite getting a new season while Apex Legends is still waiting on the first Battle Pass to release.

Once the first season of Apex Legends officially begins, we’ll be able to get a better idea of how Apex Legends will stack up to Fortnite on Twitch in the long run.

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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

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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? 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.