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Where to find Apex Legends’ guaranteed gold guns on Kings Canyon

Published: 1/Sep/2020 14:51

by Connor Bennett

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There are plenty of ways to get top tier loot in Apex Legends, but if you want to go for a kills record, you’ll need powerful weapons off the jump. So, here’s how you can get some guaranteed gold guns. 

When you drop into a game of Apex Legends, be it on Kings Canyon or World’s Edge, the battle royale will point out some areas that will give you helping hand.

You can land at the high tier loot zones that are indicated with a glowing blue circle, the dropships, and even near the new crafting replicators. Though, there’s nothing quite like getting a fully upgraded version of a powerful gun right away. 

You don’t even need the luck to be on your side to find one of these as well, because when you’re playing on Kings Canyon, they’re placed into guaranteed spots at the start of each game. 

A vault in Apex LegendsThe vaults are scattered around Kings Canyon.

Gold weapon bunkers in Apex Legends Season 6

That’s right, we’re talking about the four bunkers that are spread across Apex’s original map. You used to be able to get guaranteed gold equipment like knockdown shields and backpacks inside, but now they harbor weapons. 

These include fully kitted out versions of the Devotion LMG, VK-47 Flatline, Triple Take sniper rifle, and the Mastiff Shotgun. 

They’re four powerful weapons in their own right – especially the Devo and Flatline – but grab their gold versions from the different bunkers and, at the end of the day, you should really end up as an Apex Champion. 

  • Gold Flatline – Bunker at Slum Lakes
  • Gold Devotion LMG – Bunker at Broken Coast South
  • Gold Triple Take – Bunker between Capacitor and Artillery
  • Gold Mastiff – Bunker between Market and Repulsor
Map of the vaults and gold weapons in Apex Legends
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The gold weapons are located in the vaults.

Of course, given that these weapons are always in these spots, don’t expect to grab them for free. You will face competition, especially at the ones that are more accessible than Broken Coast South. 

However, given how strong the Devotion is, this bunker is definitely one you’ll want to keep in mind if it’s possible to reach it.

As Apex Legends Season 6 rolls on, Respawn could shake up the loot and put different things, and if they do so, we’ll be sure to let you know. For now, though, happy bunker hunting!

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What does Branthium mean in Apex Legends? Horizon & Ash Season 7 teasers

Published: 27/Oct/2020 15:07

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? Now, we finally have an answer to the mystery: but we’ve got a whole load more questions too.

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.

The truth about Branthium revealed

It didn’t take long for Respawn to reveal the truth behind Branthium, confirming that it was in fact an element that the people of Psamathe needed as an energy source, to solve their looming energy crisis.

Branthium Energy Crisis
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Dr Mary Somers (aka Horizon) was tasked with finding Branthium to solve the energy crisis.

Unfortunately, after retrieving the Branthium, Somers was betrayed and left to die in the abyss of space, which is where the Season 7 story is about to pick up.

Horizon holding Branthium
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Horizon retrieved the Branthium – before being betrayed.

Horizon kept the original sample of Branthium for herself, before she set out to fulfill her promise to her son.

This could line up with the involvement of Hammon Robotics too. 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.”

It’s still possible that Branthium is both a place and an element, with the latter named after the former.

Season 7 is set to start on November 4 – a week earlier than initially planned – so we should learn a lot more then.