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What are dragons and flyers doing in Apex Legends?

Published: 21/Jun/2019 10:59

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends fans have had an indication for some time now that dragons would be entering the fray. Yet, after their recent release, it begs the question of what they will actually do in-game?

The flyers were introduced to Apex Legends following the June 20 update, with players immediately spotting them circling the skies as they dropped into games.

While some may have cowered for their lives, others quickly began thinking of ways to interact with them and wondered what Respawn Entertainment had in-store for players with the arrival of these beasts.

Respawn Entertainment / Epic GamesDragons have been teased for Apex Legends prior to the new update.

It is that curiosity which has revealed what the dragons are actually here to do. Apex fans discovered that shooting at the flyers would lead to them dropping loot boxes – blue, purple, and gold varieties, to be exact.

However, some may have been left surprised when they received the box and it was with a friends name – similar to how death boxes appear. Yet, if your friends haven’t tried Apex Legends yet, you will be greeted with a box from one of Respawn developers.

Reddit: FrozenFrohA gift from the flyers and the developers themselves.

Can you ping the flyers?

As with anything in Apex, you are able to call it out and ping its location. Reddit user Lord_Sprikenham discovered that each legend has different call-outs for locating, and downing, one of the flyers as well, with a few nods to their lore.

Be sure to listen out of for Bloodhound calling them ‘sky beasts’ when you’re not keeping your eyes to the skies, too. That’s a new feature. 

Can you ride the flyers?

After figuring out that these creatures wouldn’t begin breathing fire or shooting off soundwaves if you touched them, players thought up new ways of interacting with the beasts. It became apparent that Pathfinder’s grapple could be shot at the dragons in a bid to get up to their level.

Sadly, even if you are able to hit a perfect grapple shot, you won’t be able to climb on the back of the dragon and fly around as if this were Game of Thrones. Instead, you could end up flying over them completely just like Redditor Noaiche.

Will there be more dragons in Apex Legends?

It also appears as if these beasts won’t be the only ones joining the party at Kings Canyon. According to dataminer That1MiningGuy, there are in-game files that hint at much bigger, and more deadly, dragons in the near future.

That1MiningGuy referred to the beasts that are currently in-game as ‘scouts’ and that players can expect to see bigger leviathans – and even swarms – soon. Swarms are another obvious link to Titanfall, where they were able to rip ships out of the sky. What that means for Apex Legends, however, is yet to be seen.

Now, it remains to be seen as to when any of this is actually added to Apex Legends, but as it stands, the flyers aren’t dangerous and are actually helpful. For now, at least. 

Just be wary of giving away your position when shooting at them or as Noaiche showed, trying to get on their back and completely ruining your own game.

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Best Legends to use in Winter Express LTM in Apex Legends

Published: 5/Dec/2020 12:44

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends’ Winter Express LTM is chugging along as a part of the Holo-Day Bash event, but if you’ve never dropped in and want some tips on which legends to use, we’ve got you covered. 

With the Holo-Day Bash event returning for the 2020 holiday season, Respawn Entertainment have also brought back the Winter Express limited-time mode. Though, some fans criticized them for “recycling modes, this year’s iteration does include some interesting changes.

The mode is completely different from the typical battle royale gameplay you’re used to in Apex. Your team has to take control of the train that used to chug its way around World’s Edge – all while dealing with preset loadouts and enemies who are contesting for control. Plus, there are a few issues with friendly fire now, too. 

As it’s so different, your usual main Legend might not be as useful here, so here are a few tips and the best characters to use, to help you pick up more wins.

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Winter Express is back, and its as enjoyable as ever.

In terms of the best Legends to use, you may have to switch things up from who you would usually use in the battle royale mode. For example, Lifeline is great in duos/trios, but she’s not really needed in Winter Express as her healing abilities are rather useless here.

Caustic is probably the best legend to use, given that his gas is an absolute killer in the tight spaces. Similarly, Rampart’s amped walls are useful too, especially if you’re camping the train. 

Wraith, as always, is a stellar choice because her portal can get you out of a sticky situation – of which there are plenty in Winter Express. Additionally, Crypto and Wattson are good choices. Crypto because the drone can be used to auto-scan enemies, while Wattson’s interception pylon nullifies everyone’s stack of grenades.

Best Legends for Winter Express LTM

  1. Caustic
  2. Wraith
  3. Rampart
  4. Wattson
  5. Crypto
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Caustic is a tier 1 legend when it comes to Winter Express.

Don’t head right for the train

While the name of the game is capturing the train, that doesn’t have to mean you need to land there. You can easily land just off to the side for a cleaner start to looting, and then work your way over. 

Plus, if you do so, you can annoy enemies who try to capture it right away by disrupting their progress on the capture. 

Additionally, if you are going for the train, it’s best to attack from the front. Players will be expecting attacks from the side and the back, but the front is often forgotten about. So, use it to your advantage. 


Of course, you might have your own tactics for dominating the LTM, but there are some general tips everyone can follow, which you can find right here

The Winter Express and Holo-Day Bash event are set to run for another month, until January 4, so you’ve got plenty of time to hone your skills and pick up wins.