Apex Legends Now Has Flying Dragons As Enemies

You can shoot them, you can loot them, you can swing from them, but you can’t ride them.
Weeks away from Season 2, Apex Legends lets loose the dragons in King's Canyon.
Weeks away from Season 2, Apex Legends lets loose the dragons in King's Canyon. Respawn Entertainment

EA’s Battle Royale contender Apex Legends has just made a recent addition to the game, and as farfetched as it may sound, there are now dragons in Kings Canyon. We’re talking big, flying, fire-breathing monsters that carry around a dragon’s hoard of loot, as one would expect from the Battle Royale genre.

Before their in-game debut, hardcore gaming fans had already datamined information about flying enemies (Thanks, PCGamer!). And for those who saw it, dragons were also showcased in the Apex Legends Season 2 Teaser revealed at E3 2019 during the EA Play event. However, with Apex Legends Season 2 set to launch on July 2, everybody was expecting dragons to launch alongside it. But that’s obviously not the case, since players can log in right now and see dragons soar above the in-game map.

Apex Legends’ dragons are here and they aren’t just for show. Since they first started appearing in-game recently, players have been finding out different ways to interact with them. Of course, dealing enough damage to a dragon will force it to drop some of its loot, shown in the form of death boxes. Deal even more damage and the dragon dies, dropping even more loot and showing off an insane death animation reminiscent of Skyrim’s dragon deathblows.

However, dragons aren’t just bullet-fodder for your Legends’ guns. Players have also discovered that you can swing from dragons using Pathfinder’s grappling hook, giving players some crazy fun mobility. You can see a clip of that here:

In the world of Apex Legends, these dragons might not be dragons at all, at least not in the traditional fantasy sense. When pinging one of these dragons in-game, your character calls them out as “Flyers”, so apparently that’s their official in-game designation.

Neither EA nor Respawn Entertainment have made any official statements or annoucements regarding the appearance of these “flyers” in-game, so we might have to wait until Season 2 to find out more about these majestic beasts.

Have you encountered a flyer in Apex Legends? What did you do? What other additions and improvements do you hope to see with Apex Legends Season 2 this July? Let us know in the comments section below!

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