Apex Legends Flyers Drop Death Boxes Before the Start of Season 2

By Rebecca Smith, 3 months ago
Apex Legends Season 2 kicks off in just a couple of weeks, and developer Respawn has already started feeding us details about the new content coming to the game. We've seen new legend Wattson, as well as changes to Battle Pass Season 2. However, towards the end of the game's segment in the EA PLAY stream, the developer also teased what appeared to be dragons. Many assumed these to be part of Season 2 too, but they've appeared in the game this week instead.

Many players, including James Kirton who managed to capture the gameplay footage below, have seen large flying creatures dropping death boxes. Dubbed flyers, the creatures currently don't seem to attack players, but are seen flying around with coloured loot boxes which look like the death boxes fallen players leave behind. These death boxes have been found with the names of people in a player's Apex friends list, their general console player list and even the names of developers and prominent community members.

While Respawn hasn't made any comments on the presence of the flyers, they have released more details on the changes they'll be making to weapons in Season 2, as well as more details on the new L-STAR weapon. The L-STAR is a rare LMG that can quickly fire unique high-damage plasma projectiles, and its ammo can't be refilled. Because the projectiles move slower than those of other airdrop weapons, players need to lead ranged targets more than usual, but the good news is that aim doesn't need to be precise to cause damage. It will overheat if you fire it for too long, and if that happens, you'll need to replace its lens before using it again. You'll be able to find it in airdrops from the start of Season 2, and you can take a better look at the weapon in the trailer below.

To increase the use of low end weapons, the team will be adding two new hop-ups. Disruptor Rounds increase shielded damage for those using the Alternator or RE-45. Meanwhile, Hammerpoint Rounds increase unshielded damage for the P2020 and the Mozambique. Outside of hop-ups, Energy Mags have been added for the Havoc, Devotion, and Triple Take; these increase ammo capacity and reduce reload time for players who are at level 2 or above. The Flatline, P2020, Alternator, and Triple Take will be buffed up, and the Arc Star will receive some minor nerfs.

Those who like to hoard ammo will need to pay attention to changes for shotguns and energy weapons. Shotgun ammo will now only stack at a maximum of 16 (down from 64), so players need multiple stacks of ammo to operate these weapons efficiently. On the other hand, Energy ammo has been increased from 60 to 80 to bring it in line with Light and Heavy weapon ammo. Finally, there will be new Gold weapons to find in King's Canyon, and airdrop loot will use a different table depending on the phase of the game. As an example, players will find more Krabers earlier in the game, while Mastiffs become far more frequent during the end game.

More details on all of these changes have been promised in the Season 2 patch notes, but you'll have to wait until the start of the season on July 2nd to view those.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.