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Possible new Apex Legends map reveal date hinted at in Crypto teaser

Published: 25/Sep/2019 18:22 Updated: 26/Sep/2019 1:25

by Alan Bernal

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Upcoming Apex Legends combatant Crypto has successfully “hacked” his way into the system, as Respawn Entertainment released a new teaser for Season 3.

The Apex community are undoubtedly getting hyped for what Season 3 of the battle royale will bring, and the devs have been delivering more clues for players to decipher in the lead up to the game’s next chapter.

There’s already been a huge lore reveal that could suggest a new map will be heading to the game, but it seems like after an unsuccessful login attempt, Cryptop (and the devs) are ready to reveal even bigger news soon.

Respawn EntertainmentCrypto will be looking for his redemption in the events of Season 3.

In a September 25 post, the Apex Twitter released a new teaser that says “Login attempt 00927_10” was a success. Right off the bat, it looks like Respawn have something special planned for September 27th at 10 am, if the text for the tweet serve as clues.

Going into the actual tweet’s gif, players are met with lines of code from the new Legend as he logs out and leaves his digital mark on the terminal he just hacked.

The new teaser could be hinting at a brand new trailer for Season 3, as players already know Season 2 Battle Charge will end on September 30. There will be no downtime in between season transitions as Season 3 will come on October 1.

Respawn Entertainment has made it a habit to release trailers before their seasons’ start to give players a good look at new features and Battle Pass loot coming to the game.

Why do fans think there’s a new Apex Legends map?

Previously, the company had already given players a look into what might be coming to Apex Legends Season 3. Along with reigning in a new Legend, there have been mounting clues of a new map that will take players away from Kings Canyon.

While evidence is still hazy, Crypto is looking for a way off of Solace, the planet Kings Canyon is located on. With previous leaks suggesting the upcoming Legend will “find the evidence (he needs) somewhere in New Dawn,” it could be time to depart Apex Legends’ first map.

NEXONDawn as it was depicted in the cancelled Respawn title.

There’s been another entry of the new planet in the Titalfall universe. A canceled TitanFall Online game had a multiplayer map set on “Dawn.” Since popular character Bloodhound was revived from a Titanfall concept, some fans think the same could happen for a new Apex Legends map.

Even before the appearance of the new teaser, players have been waiting for Crypto’s “running decryption” featured on Apex’s Twitter account to be completed. After the teaser was posted, the decryption is now at 65% complete with the account’s banner indicating the BNR-OS Key decrypt is at 75%.

Whatever the Respawn devs are planning, it looks like players will soon have new trailers and content previews to gaze over as Apex Legends Season 3 quickly approaches.

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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.