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When does Apex Legends Season 2 start? Season 1 end date, EA Play announcements

Published: 19/Mar/2019 16:54 Updated: 11/Jun/2019 10:32

by Eli Becht

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Exciting Apex Legends announcements stole much of the limelight at the annual EA Play event this year, confirming not just the arrival of a new legend and weapon, but we finally have a release date for Season 2 as well. 

The first season of Apex Legends was a bit of a mystery in terms of release date, with players only knowing the day before it started that it was coming. 

However, that’s not going to be the case with Season 2 as Electronic Arts confirmed an official release date during their EA play press conference on June 9. With fans looking forward to seeing new legends, weapons, and other features to the game, let’s take a look at everything we know about the next drop of content Respawn Entertainment has in store for us. 

EA Play: Apex Legends Season 2 start date confirmed

Respawn EntertainmentRespawn Entertainment made some big announcements about Apex Legends Season 2 at EA Play.

It was previously thought that the PlayStation store had leaked a start date of around June 4 for the game, after eagle-eyed fans spotted the date on their consoles. 

Arguably the biggest announcement made during EA Play, though, buried that previously rumored date and confirmed that July 2 would actually be the beginning of Season 2, meaning Season 1 may conclude on July 1. 

However, they didn’t stop there with announcements.

Screengrab: Xbox OneThe previously leaked L-Star LMG has now been confirmed for Apex Legends Season 2.

Apex Legends new content coming in Season 2

Two major additions have been revealed for Season 2 already, with a new weapon and legend entering the fray in the near future. 

Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that the long awaited arrivals of Titanfall 2’s L-Star light machine gun and new playable character Wattson, which are both set to be added at launch. 

A number of leaked images and details of Wattson had already been made public by leakers, and the developer has confirmed that she will be both a defensive character and have the ability to use electrical fence as a defence mechanism – as expected. 

(Full EA Play reveal video below)

There is also going to be a brand new ranked mode and Apex Legends stats page added in Season 2, allowing players to not only battle in a more competitive environment, but track their performance with different weapons and legends as well. The ranked mode will take players from bronze, all the way up to ‘Apex Predator,’ with six tiers in total. 

While many fans will be hoping for a Call of Duty-style ‘Combat Records’ page, there has been no specific indication of what the statistics page will include – as of the time of writing. 

Apex Legends Season 2 Battle Pass details

There is going to be a change to the Apex Legends Battle Pass for Season 2, with an aim to make it feel more “challenge based” for players. 

Fans can also expect this season to include a shed load of more skins, according to Respawn, and they are replacing the stat trackers with three new content types – all of which will be revealed nearer the launch date. 

The Season 1 Battle Pass costs 950 Apex Coins, but if players play their cards right, they may be able to purchase future Battle Passes for free.

Key takeaways from the Apex Legends reveal at EA Play.

Season 1’s Battle Pass gives players 1,000 Apex Coins simply by ranking up. Therefore, there’s a chance that many people will have already racked up enough to purchase the future pass with the in-game currency, provided it costs the same 950 coins. 

With many fans rather underwhelmed by the previous Battle Pass and the content of Season 1, they will be hoping that Respawn deliver a more exciting package this time around. From the announcements made at EA Play, though, it’s fair to say that the hype is building already. 

Last updated on June 11, 2019 at 6:00am (EST). 

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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.