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Respawn hint Apex Legends Season 3 will be more competitive

Published: 6/Sep/2019 21:02 Updated: 7/Sep/2019 10:26

by Eli Becht

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A wave of invites has been set out to members of the press to preview Apex Legends Season 3 and Respawn wants the best of the best to be sent.

As Season 2 treks along, many players are setting their sights on the upcoming season and what Respawn have in store for it.

Based on the invites to press, it’s sounding like Apex Legends will feature an even more competitive-centric season than the current one, which will be good news to those who like grinding the ranks.

Respawn EntertainmentCould Season 3 be the most competitive season of Apex Legends yet?

According to The Verge, the invite specifically asks for outlets to send someone who has been climbing the ranks in Apex Legends.

“Competition will be high and we ask that you send your best Champion of the Arena to battle it out with players who’ve climbed up ranked mode over the last six months,” says the invite.

After introducing the ranked system in Season 2, it appears that Apex Legends will be doubling down on that in Season 3 and adding even more features to help grow the competitive scene.

Battle royale titles have proven they can have strong esports scenes, with Fortnite paving the way into uncharted territory and the unprecedented prize pool, with $100 million going out in 2019 alone.

Respawn EntertainmentRespawn wants only the best players attending their preview for Season 3.

With a focus on the competitive play, it’s possible we could see some more tournaments come out of Apex Legends, building on the already strong foundation.

We’ve seen glimpses at what the scene could look like with various Twitch Rivals tournaments and the X Games event, and it’s still growing, with another major event coming up soon.

Beginning on September 13 is a Respawn-hosted event in Poland called the Apex Legends preseason invitational with a $500,000 prize pool. 

Later in the month, on September 27 and 29, a TwitchCon tournament is being held, so Apex’s esports scene is still looking solid.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Apex Legends esports scene is growing rapidly.

100 Thieves dropped their entire Apex Legends team in August, possibly because of the uncertainty around Apex as an esport, but it doesn’t look like fans and players have to worry about the scene dying out any time soon.

We don’t yet know what announcements Respawn have for Season 3 but with it presumably being right around the corner, we might find out sooner rather than later.

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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.