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Apex Legends leaks give detailed look at upcoming L-STAR EMG weapon

Published: 15/Mar/2019 14:00 Updated: 20/Mar/2019 6:03

by Matt Porter


Data miners have been scouring through the Apex Legends game files in search of upcoming items and weapons, and have found what appears to be the finished L-STAR EMG.

UPDATE – March 19, 2019

Following the release of the Season 1 update of Apex Legends, some players noticed that the in-game news screen looked a bit different and featured our first official look at the L-STAR weapon. 

There’s still no word on when it will be released, but with three months left in Season 1, there is plenty of time for it to make its way into the game. 

Screengrab: Xbox One

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Apex Legends has quickly become one of the most popular games in the world, meaning fans are always searching for the latest news and hints in regards to what is coming next to the game.

While players have been aware of leaks regarding the L-STAR in the past, it appears we have finally gotten a chance to look at the weapon, which is expected to arrive in the game in the near future.

Apex Legends fans believed that the L-STAR has been visible in the title screen of Apex Legends since it launched, however these leaks suggest that hasn’t been the case – although they do look similar.

The L-STAR has a long barrel on the front of the weapon, with a bipod underneath the gun to help steady it while aiming. The L-STAR also appears to have a large scope on the top, giving players some extra precision while aiming.

A first look at the L-STAR.

Thanks to previous leaks, we already know some of the damage statistics of the L-STAR, with the weapon dealing 21 damage to the body, and 42 to the head, making it one of the more powerful weapons in the game.

Data miners have also released two of the skins that will be available for the weapon, including the Legendary red skin, which you can view below.

This L-STAR skin has pink accents.
The Legendary L-STAR skin.

There is currently no official release date for L-STAR, but many believe that it will make an appearance when Season 1 launches, which is scheduled to begin at some point in March.

As with any leaks, there’s no guarantee that Respawn will actually use them in-game. Make sure to stay tuned to @Dexerto and @TitanfallBlog on Twitter for all the latest Apex Legends news.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.