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Respawn confirm new game modes are coming to Apex Legends

Published: 28/Apr/2019 11:42 Updated: 28/Apr/2019 12:08

by Marcus Banks

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A community manager from Respawn Entertainment has assured fans that new game modes will be added to Apex Legends in the near future.

The game burst onto the battle royale scene in February 2019, achieving unprecedented success in the opening months to rival market leader Fortnite, but popularity has decreased in recent weeks due to a lack of updates from Respawn.

Currently, the only mode that is available is trios and Apex fans have been desperate for developers to add other playlists such as team deathmatch to spice up their gaming experience – finally, their wish may be granted soon as a Respawn employee verified that changes were on the way.

Respawn EntertainmentTrios is currently the only mode available in Apex Legends.

Apex confirms new game modes

During a question and answer session on the official Apex Legends subreddit, a Respawn Community manager with the username u/JayFresh_Respawn gave players a number of updates on the state of the game’s development.

One Reddit user asked whether Respawn would take their feedback on board and implement new modes into the game and got the response he was looking for.

The answer was short, but straight to the point.

What new modes will be added to Apex Legends?

The community manager gave no hints as to what modes will be added but it’s likely that Respawn will add new playlists that will allow you to play with any squad size like most other games such as solos, duos and squads.

Apex could also follow in the footsteps of Fortnite and add a ranked variant which would match players based on their skill to allow players a more competitive experience – perhaps even custom games, which were shown during a Twitch Rivals broadcast, will become available for the general public to participate in.

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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.