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When to use Apex Legends “bait fights” to draw out easy kills

Published: 9/Apr/2020 21:42

by Alan Bernal

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Getting ‘third-partied’ in Apex Legends can be a frustrating ordeal for any squad, but you can easily turn the tables by using ‘bait fights’ to counter lurking players.

The idea is simple and has been used, at least in concept, since Apex launched but its effectiveness depends on how the strat is pulled off. Usually, players will accomplish a form of bait fights by firing off aimless shots to entice people from coming out of their hiding places, punishing them once they’ve revealed themselves.

While that can yield some positive results for your team, ‘Pathfounder14’ showed how to perfect the bait fight with a bit of theatrics and well-timed bursts of fire to attract other people.

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Baiting players to a fight could get you easy kills in Apex.

Along with their duo partner, Pathfounder14 was hurling volleys of gunfire from their R-99 toward their teammate. But it wasn’t a series of one-and-done shots, instead, they were continuous bursts that signaled desperation and struggle.

Obviously this should be attempted with a decent amount of munitions in stock since the bait needs a fair bit of ammo to burn through in order to make it sound convincing.

The intricate guise was needed because what Pathfounder and their friend were trying to replicate was the natural ebb and flow of aggression and defense in a regular firefight.

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Both players were firing at each other, pushing up to the higher ground, backing off and retreating to safety, all to help sell the idea that there were people in trouble.

The devious seeds of misdirection they sowed quickly reaped fresh fruit in the form of an eager team ziplining into the fray of faux-combat.

As soon as the two baiting players heard the ultimate being used with people coming toward them, they instantly turned the focus of their fire to the vulnerable team on the zipline.

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The convincing fight against a teammate was enough to draw out other Apex Legends teams.

In the entire clip, the bait fight was actually the longest engagement since eliminating the opposing team turned out to be a quick affair in the video.

Bait fighting in this instance proved to be incredibly potent since it relies on there being players in the lobby that want to third-party, something that is pretty common in Apex Legends.

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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.