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How to open Apex Legends loot bunker 3 and view secret Crypto message

Published: 8/Jul/2020 1:01 Updated: 8/Jul/2020 6:30

by Bill Cooney


Following the July 7 Apex Legends update, a new hidden bunker has apparently been unlocked on the King’s Canyon map, so let’s take a look at how to get inside and what you’ll find once you’re in there.

The popular battle royale game appears to be going from strength to strength in recent times, with millions of players pouring into the arena since Season 5 started up. When the first and second loot bunkers sprung their doors open, players were left wondering about a third, and it looks like their wish of getting inside yet another location has come true.

Much like the first two, bunker three is very similar in that it also carries a lot of valuable loot, and getting inside isn’t too difficult as long as you follow the steps below, courtesy of YouTuber DAminOOs.

How to get inside Apex Legends loot bunker 3

  1. Boot up Apex Legends and jump into Kings Canyon.
  2. From there, head over to the valley just south of Artillery.
  3. Land next to the round hatch and interact with the button at the front.
  4. The door should then swing upon, for you and teammates to enter.

Where exactly is the third Apex Legends loot bunker?

The video above reveals that the entrance to this new hidden location can be found near the foot of the large mountain ridge that sits directly south of Artillery and slightly northwest of the Capacitor.

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The third bunker is located just south of Artillery right off the main path.

Crypto’s second secret message

Along with all of the loot stashed away in the third bunker, we also uncover the second of three “secret messages” to Crypto from his long-lost sister Mila, the first one being found in the second unlocked loot bunker. This message can be viewed with Crypto’s Drone by flying it through some vents in the third bunker.

The first teaser revealed more background about the fight that separated the two, and now Mila has explained what happened to her specifically after they were split up and a possible hint at where she’s being held.

“They threw me in a room, they questioned me, they wanted to know about the algorithm, how he found it, then they wanted to know about you, and you really pissed them off.” Mila reveals. “I didn’t tell them anything, so they said they were going to move me to secure location.”

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The second secret message can only be viewed with Crypto’s Drone.

What else is inside Apex Legends loot vault 3?

There will be a guaranteed Golden weapon drop there, but so far the only weapon reported to have been found is the Sentinel. This doesn’t rule out the possibility of other, high-level snipers also showing up, though.

With the word now out, just like the first and second ones, this bunker’s location is likely to be a hot starting drop area for many players, so don’t dilly-dally around if you want a piece of that prime loot.

The only way to find out if that’s true, however, is to land there in-game and see what happens! Hopefully, you’ll be the one who escapes with the gold.

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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


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.