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Ridiculous Apex Legends glitch sends syringes flying on Supply Ships

Published: 29/Jun/2020 1:00

by Theo Salaun

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The Supply Ships on Apex Legends’ King’s Canyon map are notoriously buggy, but a glitch that turns dropped Syringes into weird, raining confetti sets a new bar.

When the return of King’s Canyon was announced for Apex Legends Season 5, many players were excited to get back to their roots. Some were worried though, as the infamously glitchy Supply Ships would be coming back too. 

It turns out, these skeptics were right to be cautious and this first became apparent with buggy Death Boxes and a game-breaking issue that would permanently trap people within the floating ship. That proved players needed to be careful when moving near the stairwells, as an unorthodox movement could end up clipping them into and then below the stairs until the game’s end.

Now, Reddit user ‘YaBoyCae’ has discovered that you must also be careful dropping items when your team is up there too. In a clip shared to the Apex Legends subreddit, they are seen dropping Syringes for their teammates—only for the healing packs to bounce around like they were possessed by a troop of antsy ghosts.

Supply ship trolling with my syringes from apexlegends

YaBoyCae was left with just one call for help: “Respawn! Respawn!”

They then confirmed that their teammates could indeed see this strange Syringe confetti, and that they didn’t have the faith to drop more health items for said teammates until the squad was back on the safer, more predictable ground.

That helps reveal one of the King’s Canyon cardinal truths: do not trust Supply Ships. Although, YaBoyCae definitely got off easy considering how much worse some of these bugs can be. Aside from the aforementioned trapping glitch, players have been complaining since February 2019 about a bizarre reviving bug that ends up killing both you and the already-downed teammate.

At the moment, Respawn Entertainment has yet to respond to this particular confetti-Syringe Supply Ship bug. Worryingly, no Supply Ship glitches actually appear on their Trello board—either in the “Investigating” or “Recently Resolved Issues” tabs. 

While it might be hoped that their definition of “recently” precludes most of these game-ruining glitches from being on the list because they’ve been taken care of weeks ago, there’s no way to be certain. For now, players should just remember the importance of caution when you get on the Supply Ship.

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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

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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? 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.