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Respawn working on Apex Legends bug that portals Wraith under the map

Published: 14/Jul/2020 22:53

by Alan Bernal

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An interaction between Wraith, the Arena and her Dimensional Rift is being addressed by the Respawn devs to prevent Apex Legends players from glitching under the map.

When people try to use one of the portals that connect the interdimensional bridge, it can sometimes bug out, and they’ll exit the gateway to an endless fall — ultimately leading to their early demise in the Apex Arena.

This obviously isn’t an intended mechanic, and some think it has to do with the death boxes that can occupy the space needed for a player to safely exit the rift. “The deathbox has those coordinates occupied on the map, thus you do not, and through you go. Just Apex things,” one user said in response to an example.

In redditor ‘vmatsan’s’ clip, they showed how the glitch can have huge implications for people taking their own portal. After trying to revive their teammate, they instead opted to use their ultimate ability in hopes that they could make more distance between themselves and the downed player.

Wraith portal in Apex Legends that has a bug.
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Going through Wraith’s portal can be deadly if there’s a death box near.

Meanwhile, their teammate was finished off, resulting in a death box spawning right at the steps for one of the portal entrances.

Going back through the portal, the Wraith landed on nothing and started to fall down, resulting in a quick demise.

“I lost a match on ranked yesterday because of this deathbox bulls**t,” another user wrote. The glitch can be especially hard to avoid if you’re planning a last ditch escape.

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If a player has been downed, it’s not uncommon for a Wraith to lay down a portal for them to take just to revive them at a safer distance. However, getting eliminated near the entrance suddenly makes it a one-way tunnel.

People have been encountering this glitch in multiple instances and it looks like the devs are working toward a fix. On their Apex tracker, they have a fix for “coming out of Wraith portal [that] can sometimes push characters under geo.”

This fix is expected to come out in a ‘future patch,’ hopefully in Season 5, so that Apex Legends players won’t have to contend with the bug for long.

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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.