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Apex Legends leak reveals when Kings Canyon bunkers will open

Published: 7/Jun/2020 11:08

by Connor Bennett


A new Apex Legends leak has revealed the dates for when the bunkers scattered around Kings Canyon will open – and the first one isn’t too far away.

When Apex Legends Season 5 got underway and the changes to Kings Canyon were revealed, players couldn’t help but notice a number of sealed hatches dotted around the map.

The hatches, as some players quickly found, lead to underground bunkers – with one to the south of the map already being accessible if the game gives you a good drop path. Respawn has teased “big things” coming from the bunkers, but one leaker already has the dates for when they will open and what should be inside.

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These hatches, which lead to the bunkers, are dotted around the map.

Reliable data miner Shrugtal tweeted a map of the four bunkers and their respective locations – Terminal Station F-85, Terminal Station W-78, Terminal Station O-240, and Terminal Station L-19.

The leaker also noted that the first bunker should “start to open” on June 16, the second on June 23, the next on June 30, and the last one on July 7.

However, they won’t be “ready to enter” until a week later. So those dates, in the same order as above, would be June 23, June 30, July 7, and July 14. Some fans also noted that the letters for each bunker spell out ‘WOLF’ – which is what Loba’s name means in Portuguese.

Three of the four bunkers will also have a dedicated gold variant weapon inside with these, according to the leaker, being the Sentinel sniper rifle, the Havoc rifle, and Prowler.

Each bunker should have different items available inside, like ammo and healing, but it’s unknown if they’ll live up to the quality of the loot vaults scattered around World’s Edge.

The four bunkers should all be open at the same time once the final hatch opening date comes – meaning that these spots should be pretty populated at the start of games come July 14.

Though those dates have surfaced thanks to Shrugtal, Respawn could shake up their plans if an urgent update is needed to address something else in-game. So, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens come June 16.

It’s possible that these bunkers will be part of the next collection event, which Shrugtal also claims will be called ‘Treasure Hunter’.

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How to master the L-STAR in Apex Legends Season 7: Tips & Tricks

Published: 23/Nov/2020 16:01

by James Busby


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

L-STAR damage numbers
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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

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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

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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

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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

L-STAR firing range
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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.