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Dragons are appearing in Apex Legends and stealing death boxes

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Apex Legends season 2 doesn't kick off for a couple of weeks, but some big changes are already happening in the game. Great, dragon-like beasts are soaring majestically through the skies above Kings Canyon—and players are blasting the hell out of them. 

Data miners have previously dug up information pointing at the appearance of flyers and other creatures in Apex Legends (Twitter user Shrugtal found an image of a "flyer" back in March), and lead producer Drew McCoy teased the appearance of dragons during the EA Play event at E3. But the reasonable assumption was that all of this would arrive with season two or something thereafter, not today, with zero warning.   

Yet that's clearly the case, as multiple players and streamers have shared videos of the flyers. As you can see in a couple of them, aside from just flying around they can also carry death boxes, which adds a practical reason for blowing them out of the sky. I don't know if they present an actual danger to Apex players or if they're strictly scavengers, but either way they don't seem very durable. 

Neither Respawn nor EA have said anything official about the flyers yet, but we're keeping our eyes open. In the meantime, have you seen one of these high-flying beasties during your Apex adventures? Let us know in the comments.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.