There are many types of Creatures in Apex Legends.
Some can be met and interacted with while in-game while some serve as a way to flesh out the game's lore.
Flyers, scientific name Volaticus locustodraco, are dragon-like creatures flying or nesting around Kings Canyon and Storm Point. Along with the Prowler, it is considered an invasive species on planets where they are located, with their homeworld being Leviathan, they can be found on Solace, Typhon, and multiple other unnamed planets.
Added into the game in the weeks leading up to Season 2, they hover or nest around certain spots in the map and when shot drops a death box of a player from the shooter's friends list with Rare or Epic or Legendary loot. They do not attack when shot but they can be killed.
Leviathans are giant 400-meter tall creatures that hail from the eponymous planet of Leviathan.
Although classified as omnivores by the IMC's Animal & Wildlife Research Division, they mainly consume fruits and vegetables as their primary diet. They are hardly aggressive; considered only dangerous when near highly populated areas due to the overwhelming power of their movements. To protect research facilities, cities, and colonies near Leviathan territories, the IMC developed Repulsor Towers (Dog-whistle towers) to emit high-frequency sounds that only Leviathans could hear, which kept the creatures at a safe distance.
A pair of Leviathans, named Lola and Rosie, are currently located offshore from Kings Canyon. From Season 2 until Season 5 they were located inside the arena, standing in the destroyed remnants of Cascades and Bridges in Kings Canyon. They were essentially harmless, but could crush the player if the player was standing under their feet when they came back down.
Bin Spiders are an arachnoid like creature that hide in Supply Bins during the Shadowfall and Shadow Royale game modes. They will hide in Supply Bins and when killed, drop supplies. They can also be pinged by Legends for unique quotes.
Bin spiders are most likely native to Solace, as they are only seen in Kings Canyon. Although, during one inspect animation of Caustic's heirloom, a very small one will crawl on his hammer before being flicked away.
Bin spiders seem to be quite similar to Carthage spiders in physiology, though they have never been seen to attack, and don't inflict damage in game.
It is believed that the IMC unknowingly transported Prowler eggs across the Frontier. They have become so common across the various planets due to this, becoming an invasive species and outcompeting many native lifeforms on their respective planets, causing permanent ecological damage. Their sudden increase in population after the conversion of World's Edge into an arena necessitated population control measures.
First seen in-game as part of Bloodhound's Trials on World's Edge, they were contained in the arena-like pit as part of the eponymous trials. They were also fought in some of the Hunts during The Broken Ghost Quest. They were then added as a major Map Feature with the introduction of Storm Point, located in Prowler Dens scattered around the arena.
Carthage spiders, scientific name Scarabaeidae arachnia, are a type of Mammoth-class, forest-dwelling spider found primarily in the Amelia Mountain Range on the planet Gaea, as well as on Storm Point.
When in danger or when hunting, the spider releases an extremely toxic gas that can kill people in seconds, with the gas' composition being very similar Caustic’s Nox Gas, due to him using their venom in its creation. In lore, the spiders are very large, ranging from the average size of a Bin spider to well over the height of a human. They are easily capable of webbing, capturing, and killing humans. In game, found in caves full of large egg sacs, they always spawn at the same size of Bin spiders, and may even share models with them simply with different textures. Instead of emitting their famous gas, they simply attack players by pouncing on them or by spitting their venom.
Both the Carthage and Bin spiders have "extendable striking necks" that are used to attack and inject humans with their venom. Notably, both seem to be adapted to dark environments and therefore have a complete lack of eyes, as well as having six legs instead of eight, uncommon characteristics of what we currently classify as true "spiders" on Earth.
Creatures in Lore
Goliaths are, true to their name, huge, horned creatures believed to be native to the planet Leviathan, although they have currently only been seen on Talos. Their appearance is very menacing, towering over most humans, they seem to have an almost Gorilla like body structure, but are much larger than earth gorillas. They have two yellow eyes on each side of their face, with its nose seeming to have multiple nostrils, and have multiple sharp teeth, as well as a horn on its nose, and two others on each side of its head. Goliath behavior is peculiar, as they seem to be solitary creatures, and will try and find places to live in, like caves or even artificial structures, like abandoned tunnels.
Carthage spiders as seen in The Legacy Antigen.
- Concept Art
Concept art of the Bin spiders by Hethe Srodawa on ArtStation.
- If the shooter has no one on their Friends List, a Dev's box will be shown on the deathbox that comes down after shooting a Flyer.
- The Flyer's binomial name, (Volaticus locustodraco), is latin for "winged crustacean-like dragon".