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Apex Legends L-STAR secret buff discovered from Season 5 update

Published: 28/May/2020 9:35

by David Purcell


Apex Legends players have been hard at work testing all of the weapons and items since the game’s Season 5 update, and there appears to have been a strange discovery regarding the L-STAR. 

The game’s developers, Respawn Entertainment, are always on hand with patch notes following the biggest patches, although some members of the community are curious as to why the energy Light Machine Gun has been given a huge buff. Even in the most recent patch, on May 27, only the Mastiff was mentioned in the update details, with the spawn rate being lowered.

At the beginning of Season 4, it was thought that the L-STAR had become one of the most powerful weapons available, but that didn’t last long as players became frustrated with how much light the gun emits when firing. That, and its absurd recoil at times.

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The L-STAR has slid down the pecking order in Apex Legends of late, but this new “secret” buff may change people’s minds.

However, YouTuber DistinctGamer101 has found an interesting tweak that’s been made to the weapon – intentionally or accidentally – that might encourage those who used to play with it to give it another try.

DistrictGamer101 claims that a few guns have been made easier to use on ziplines, including the R-99, but the L-STAR in particular is “100% accuracy” in the air. This includes firing from ziplines, Launch Pads, and when in the air – he says.

As seen in the video, the weapon – compared to what it was last season – looks significantly more accurate when moving at speed, i.e. in the air.

“No weapons are 100% accurate except for one and that is the L-STAR,” he said, following some testing with different guns. “The L-STAR seemed to provide really accurate results from my testing, while I was jumping in the air, or while I was using a Launch Pad – even if I was on a zipline. I could hit my shots dead on every time.”

They also added that practice makes perfect with it, of course, but claims it can “melt” opponents – using the frame destroying qualities of the LMG to the user’s advantage.

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Apex Legends players using ziplines a lot might want to try out the L-STAR sometime soon.

This will definitely be an advantage for those who are capable of this high-octane style of play, but may be a buff that’s actually quite difficult to exploit for beginners. Nevertheless, if there has been a tweak such as this made in-game without reference in the patch notes, it remains to be seen if even more have been implemented – accidentally, or otherwise.

The only way to find out, really, is keep dropping in and experiment. Who knows, maybe you will find the next big thing the playerbase didn’t know had been changed.

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Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020: Start date, skins, Winter Express LTM

Published: 17/Nov/2020 18:21

by Calum Patterson


It’s almost that time of year again, and Apex Legends’ second holiday season is about to get into full swing. Holo-Day Bash is set to return for 2020, with all new skins, and a rerun of the Winter Express LTM.

To keep up with the yearly festivities, the first event of Apex Legends Season 7 will be holiday-themed – this we know thanks to some badges that have already confirmed the 2020 Holo-day bash ahead of an official announcement from Respawn.

The exact same thing happened with this year’s Fight or Fright event, for Halloween, which was also revealed early due to in-game badges that couldn’t be unlocked yet.

So, if you’re wondering when Holo-day Bash 2020 starts and ends, what kind of cosmetics will be available, and what mode to expect, here’s everything we know so far.

When is Holo-Day Bash 2020 in Apex Legends?

The Holo-Day bash will start on December 1, and run through until January 4. These dates haven’t been confirmed by Respawn yet, but reliable data-miner Shrugtal has provided the early schedule.

Holo-day bash 2020 badges
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Badges for Holo-Day Bash 2020 are already visible in Apex Legends.

Unlike last year though, this is not a Collection event. Instead, like Fight or Fright, Holo-Day Bash 2020 is just a Themed event. That means there won’t be a new Heirloom to unlock, whereas last year,  Pathfinder’s boxing gloves could be unlocked by completing the collection.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 skins

Just because it’s not a collection event though, doesn’t mean there won’t be new skins and cosmetics to get your hands on.

These skins will be available in bundles in the Item Shop, which have already been leaked by data miners. For a complete look at all the bundles and skins, check out our full post here.

Thanks to Biast12, we can see an early showcase of all the bundles that will be dropping during the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

There’s also an event prize tracker, which you will be able to complete through challenges.

Winter Express LTM

Speaking of challenges, you’ll want to complete these in the “new-and-improved” Winter Express LTM.

Winter Express LTM 2020
Screenshot via Biast12
Winter Express will return in the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

For those who didn’t play last year, Winter Express takes place on World’s Edge, with Mirage as the game announcer. The objective is to win control of the train over three rounds. And there’s no loot – instead, Legends are given preset loadouts.

How the mode will change for 2020’s version isn’t known yet, but there’s set to be “improvements.”