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How to fix frustrating lighting and texture issues on Apex Legends

Published: 6/Mar/2020 11:20

by Kamil Malinowski


Like any game, Apex Legends has some strange bugs and issues. One of these is a common problem where the lighting or textures become disfigured, making it difficult to play. Thankfully, there’s an easy fix and here’s how to do it. 

You may have loaded into a game of Apex and noticed something’s off with the lighting, or the textures just aren’t quite right. This is a common issue that has been plaguing players for some time, but luckily, fixing it is fairly simple.

Reddit user FrozenFroh shared the straightforward solution as many fans have been struggling with the issue and here’s how it’s done.

Many fans have been facing issues with the lighting and textures in Apex Legends.

How to fix Apex Legends lighting and texture issues

Unfortunately for console players, this fix is currently only possible on PC, so if you’re having issues on console, you may just have to wait for Respawn to comment on it or, hopefully, release a fix sometime soon.

If you are on PC however, then all you need to do is fire up the Origin client, navigate to Apex Legends in your game library, right-click on the game and click on Repair. Really, that’s it.

The game should then begin repairing, which will likely include re-downloading some files. This is likely to take a bit of time, depending on just how many files need fixing, so you can sit back and relax while the client does all the work.

If you’re having lightning issues/black textures, repairing the game should fix it. from r/apexlegends

After the download finishes, you can jump right back into the game and everything should be fixed. Some users have also stated that it fixed the Battle Pass crash bug as well, which is an extra little bonus for anyone having that issue.

Now that everything’s fixed, it’s time to explore the new System Override event and get your hands on some of the best all-new Deja Loot.

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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.