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Unusual Apex Legends Rampart bug makes Amped Cover useless

Published: 28/Sep/2020 12:05

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have run into an unusual clipping bug with Rampart’s Amped Cover that appears to be taking

After plenty of teasers, as well as much speculation, Rampart was added to Apex Legends’ cast of characters at the start of Season 6 – bringing her Sheila minigun and Amped Cover to the battle royale.

As a result, Rampart has instantly become a fixture across games on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge, with her minigun ultimate being able to completely wipe out unsuspecting players in the late game.

However, some players believe they might have found an issue with her Amped Cover tactical that is making it useless if you want to camp in certain spots. 

Rampart in Apex Legends
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The new Apex Legends season has given fans the chance to finally play as Rampart.

The potential problem was pointed out by Redditor Riadraptor, who showcased a few clips from recent games where they had attempted to put the Amped Cover down. 

Each time the Reddit user tried to put it down – typically in a doorway or a potential chokehold – the cover would start to deploy before exploding into thin air moments later. 

Typically, when an ability can’t be used for one reason or another, you will be refunded in a way as there’s no cooldown. However, in this case, Riadraptor noted that they had to wait the full 30 seconds for the ability to cool down before they could use it properly again. 

Rampart Bug-clipping amped walls into graphics causes them to be destroyed with no refund. Please fix this (with bonus clip at the end). from apexlegends

To some, it might seem like a bit of a menial issue – especially as it looks like the doorways could be causing a clipping problem of some kind – but for Rampart mains, it could have a major impact.

As of writing, the devs haven’t given the issue a place on their public Trello board, so it’s unknown if they’re aware of the potential problem. If they are, though, they’ll have to fix it at some point.

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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.