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Strange Apex Legends glitch allows players to shoot through closed doors

Published: 16/Jun/2019 14:57 Updated: 16/Jun/2019 15:22

by Joe Craven

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Another bizarre bug has been discovered in Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends, as a player was eliminated after being shot through clearly shut doors.

Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall-inspired battle royale exploded in popularity after its February release, but large portions of the community have been critical over the number of bugs and glitches that plague the game, even a number of months into its lifespan.

Respawn provided updates on a number of glitches they are looking to fix when Season 2 launches on July 2, including a number surrounding lag and connection problems. However, this particular glitch doesn’t appear to be caused by internet issues, as there is no red indicator in the top right of the player’s screen.

Reddit u/madchuska83The red lag indicators did not appear, suggesting this glitch was not down to a connection error.

Reddit user BoringLastWords shared the clip after he was frustratingly killed by an opponent, despite clearly having shut the doors to give himself time to heal.

The player was in an early game scenario, just north of Cascades, when they solo challenged an enemy squad, who had knocked their two teammates. After successfully knocking one member of the enemy team, the player pushes into the elevated bunker to stop the revive and get the elimination.

However, it doesn’t go to plan, and BoringLastWords shuts the door to retreat, heal and reload. When the doors are shut, the enemy fires his Peacekeeper and somehow manages to finish the player off, despite them clearly being in cover.

Guess I’ll go fuck myself… from r/apexlegends

Some responses suggested that the event was down to poor connection – and that the doors were not shut on the enemy screen.

However, Apex uses red indicators in the top right corner when a player’s internet is poor, and these are not present; indicating yet another frustrating bug in the game.

It’s unknown if this issue is contained to just these specific doors, but other players also claimed they had had a similar experience, and that it was happening more “lately”.

As the game approaches its second season, Respawn will be hoping to iron out the small issues that plague the game, like this bizarre issue surrounding the protection doors (should) grant.

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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.