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Tricky Apex Legends bug lets Mirage’s decoys fly into the sky

Published: 8/Sep/2020 1:12 Updated: 8/Sep/2020 9:54

by Bill Cooney

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A new bug in Apex Legends apparently lets players make Mirage’s decoys float up into the sky and confuse the heck out of anyone who might be watching.

Mirage is definitely one of the trickiest characters in Apex Legends to keep track of – in part because of his Decoy ability, which creates copies that the player can control to fool opponents.

These clones can do almost everything a player can – run, jump and climb over obstacles to name a few – except they can’t deal damage.

They are a great way to throw off or distract an enemy team though, and a wild new bug discovered by Reddit user ‘Life_exe101’ seems sure to throw opponents for even more of a loop.

This is done by spamming the key or button you have bound toggling your control of the decoy and jumping at the same time. Apparently, this makes the copy sort of phase-out and back in again, climbing higher and higher.

You can see this in action in the clip above, with Mirage’s holographic body double basically floating out of the practice range. This does take place in the Firing Range, but there’s nothing that really disqualifies it from working in a regular match, either.

When you stop spamming the control decoy button, the hologram flies back down to earth, which would definitely catch unsuspecting opponents off-guard and make them freak out just a little bit. The copy doesn’t behave like a player while falling, but unless you’re looking for it, you probably wouldn’t see it until it lands right by you.

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Mirage’s raining down from the sky sounds like a bad fanfic, but we assure you, it’s real.

Obviously, Mirage’s copies aren’t meant to possess anti-gravitational capabilities (that we know of), so we would definitely consider this a bug, glitch, or exploit – whichever you prefer to call it.

Respawn probably should get around to fixing this ,as we’re confident this is not the way the legend was meant to be played, but Mirage mains probably wouldn’t mind if it wasn’t on the top of their priority list.

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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.