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How to master Bangalore’s abilities in Apex Legends: Tips & Tricks

Published: 13/Jul/2020 16:23

by Connor Bennett

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Think you’ve got Bangalore mastered in Apex Legends? Well, there are a few pretty obvious tips and tricks that you could be missing out on. 

Ever since Apex Legends launched back in February of 2019, Bangalore has been a character that you’ll regularly battle on either Kings Canyon or World’s Edge. The professional soldier is, perhaps, the most underrated legend in the game.

She hasn’t had a rework or makeover like Lifeline, Octane, and Crypto in recent updates, though Respawn have revealed that her backstory and lore is set to have the spotlight come season six. 

Though, until she gets a major change to her abilities, some Apex fans might actually be using out on some key tips to dominate while playing as Bang. Here, we’ve got a few tips that you can use to master the underrated legend.

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You’ll usually see Bangalore running around Apex Legends.

Best uses for Bangalore’s smoke

When you see Bangalore’s smoke out on the battlefield, you may immediately assume that a team is hiding within the cloud. More times than not, you’d be right – but there are some better uses for the smoke grenade.

As YouTuber SweatbandTV shows, you can easily cut off crosses to navigate around enemy traps, cover off a doorway or use the smoke as a wall to hide behind – and not within – while pulling off a revive. 

You can even use the smoke to daze and confuse enemies. By sending a smoke out and running the other way, you might confuse a team but by shooting a team directly with the cloud smoke, you can blind them while you escape. Bang isn’t all about being aggressive.

Master the pattern of the Rolling Thunder ultimate

Her Rolling Thunder ultimate can be a nightmare for other teams to face, but it can also hamper your own team. However, if you take a few moments in Firing Range, you can figure out the pattern.

The explosives quickly rain down on the left side of where you’ve thrown it, before switching to the right. The pattern bounces back to each side once more before dropping a final blow on the backside. Learn the pattern and you won’t encounter too much friendly fire moving forward. 

Respawn EntertainmentBangalore’s Rolling Thunder can be annoying in Apex Legends.

Bloodhound and Caustic are ideal teammates

Obviously, your duo and trios partners will have legends that they’re comfortable with, but Bangalore does a few handy sidekicks that help her out immensely.

By choosing Bloodhound, you combine the pair’s abilities to quickly find enemies and take them down. By going with Caustic, you can double up with the smoke and Nox to create a deadly trap.

Some players might already have a few ideas of their own on how to best play as Bangalore, but we’re willing to bet that you’ll start seeing some of the most advanced tips being used in games moving forward.

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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.