An Apex Legends player encountered a bizarre glitch that allows players to hide inside a rock.
Reddit user enntropy-revealed came across a seemingly innocuous rock on the World’s Edge map that allowed his opponent to both hide from sight within it, and be shielded from incoming shots while doing so.
While it’s possible to move in and out of the rock, it’s not possible to shoot through it, meaning that it can be used for cover in the middle of a firefight, as enntropy-revealed discovered.
In this instance, the glitch was used to duck in and out of cover, forcing the player’s opponents to get up close and into the rock themselves in order to finally eliminate them. It’s very possible, however, that it could also be used as a hiding place, either to simply wait out games for easier high placements, or ambush unsuspecting opponents as they pass.
This isn’t the first time that Apex players have encountered such a glitch. When World’s Edge first arrived with Season 3 in October, players found another rock in which they could hide in this manner, but it now appears that this wasn’t the only location in which this glitch can occur.
This isn’t the first time a glitch like this has been seen in World’s Edge.
Currently, the bug is not featured on the Apex Tracker, which keeps a record of which bugs the developers are working on as well as those they’re aware of. It seems that Respawn are therefore not currently addressing the issue, although how long it may take to identify and solve the bug remains to be seen.
It’s worth noting that the developers have little tolerance for players exploiting obvious glitches, having recently announced that they would be rolling out punishments for those that have been using the “dashboarding” trick to avoid penalties for leaving ranked games, so it’s probably best to avoid making use of this bug yourself.
It’s very possible players could face retrospective penalties if they are deemed to have been acting against the spirit of the game, even if doing so doesn’t involve anything that is strictly prohibited like aim hacking.
The L-STAR is one of the most unique weapons in Apex Legends, but how can you master this high-damage energy weapon to secure yourself a dominant win?
Apex Legends’ L-STAR has been in a tricky spot for a while now. However, the Respawn’s recent Olympus patch has finally given this energy weapon the kick it needs to become viable. The L-STAR performs very differently to the majority of weapons in the game due to its overheat mechanic, which allows players to continuously fire until the gun overheats.
While it certainly doesn’t lack in the damage department, it can be tricky to master due to its slow projectile speed and recoil pattern. As a result, many players often ditch the L-STAR in favor of the game’s more reliable weapons. However, if you’re willing to put in the time to master the L-STAR, you’ll be able to capitalize on its incredible kill potential.
In order to help you make the most of the L-STAR, we’ve put together some quick tips that will aid you in your quest for success.
Apex Legends L-STAR damage stats
The L-STAR can down foes in just a few hits, provided you land your shots.
Before you go blasting anything that moves, you’ll want to get to grips with the L-STAR’s damage profile first. After all, this gun is capable of some dizzying damage numbers. This is especially true when you land those all-important head and body shots.
While the L-STAR will overheat after 22 continuous shots (26 with Modded Loader), it still deals decent damage across both close to medium engagement ranges, particularly when you fire it in short bursts. The full damage breakdown for the L-STAR can be found below thanks to the Apex Legends wiki.
Fire in short bursts
Unlike the majority of guns in Apex Legends, the L-STAR allows you to keep firing at your target as long as you keep under the overheat threshold. This means you can maintain pressure if you simply fire in short bursts and have the necessary ammo.
This can be rather difficult to do, especially when you get caught in the heat of the moment. Many L-STAR users simply hold down the trigger when fighting, but you’ll want to avoid this habit if you wish to avoid being stuck in a lengthy cooldown animation.
Lead your shots
While the buff to the L-STAR’s has made it more useable, you’ll still need to lead shots at range.
Due to the overall bulk and size of the L-STAR’s rounds, the projectiles are incredibly slow when fired at range. This can make landing any shots incredibly difficult outside of close-quarter firefights. As a result, you’ll either want to switch to a different weapon entirely or lead your shots.
When using the L-STAR at mid-range distances, try to predict where your target will be and shoot just ahead of them. This can be pretty tricky on more mobile Legends like Wraith and Octane, but a few well-placed shots will quickly stop them dead in their tracks.
Pair the L-STAR with a ranged weapon
It’s often best to save your ammo for close-quarters firefights.
To compensate for the L-STAR’s high recoil and slow projectile speed, it’s often best to simply pair it with a long-range weapon. This will instantly alleviate any frustrations that come from trying to hit any targets at range.
The L-STAR has one of the slowest ranged projectile speeds in the game, so you’ll often find yourself outclassed in situations where you need a little extra precision. Having a gun that you can quickly switch to during mid to long-range firefights will certainly cover up the L-STAR’s main weakness.
Master the L-STAR’s recoil pattern
The L-STAR’s recoil is still a little tricky, but the recent buff has made it a lot more manageable.
One of the main reasons a lot of players previously disliked the L-STAR wars due to its unwieldy recoil. However, Respawn has now alleviated this issue by giving it a new recoil pattern that has lowered the sporadic nature of its kick.
To avoid any frustrating deaths and to increase your overall accuracy, you’ll want to head into the practice range and unload your entire clip into the nearest target. The LMG will start to move to the left of the screen, then climb vertically. As soon as the L-STAR begins to kick upwards, simply pull down on your mouse/analog stick to keep your shots on target. This new recoil pattern is incredibly manageable and requires next to no recoil control when fired from the hip in close-quarter fights.
So there you have it, five tips to help you master the L-STAR LMG. If you found this guide helpful, then be sure to follow @TitanfallBlog for all the latest Apex Legends news.