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Mirage Town Takeover location revealed for Apex Legends Christmas event

Published: 6/Dec/2019 5:26

by Isaac McIntyre


The location of Mirage’s in-game takeover town as part of Apex Legends’ upcoming Holo-Day Christmas event has been revealed, according to leaks from iLootGames that show an updated mini-map of Season 3’s World’s Edge.

Apex has only had a few in-game events based around Wraith and the original takeover with Octane, but it seems as Respawn settles into their rhythm with the battle royale, they’re aiming to rival Fortnite for more seasonal expansions and crossovers in the world of their futuristic battle royale.

While many suspected that the leaked Mirage-led event was originally going to be based around the redecorated train, and tied into the ‘Capture the Train’ limited-time mode that was teased on November 17, these new leaks suggest otherwise.

Instead, it looks like the Town Takeover itself will be happening on the western side of World’s Edge, according to iLootGames’ leaked image of a new mini-map, in a previously unnamed location above Thermal Station and below Lava Fissure.

In the same vein as the gap in the north of the map that doesn’t have notably features, and the gap between Capitol City and Drill Site, this cluster of buildings near Thermal Station was widely regarded as “wasted space” on World’s Edge.

To add to confirmation that this will be the spot Mirage drops his Town Takeover, Reddit user ‘PVPxOfficial’ shared a screenshot of their gameplay post-update, which showed construction poles in the same location. The last time these poles appeared was before major changes to King’s Canyon in Season 2.

Unlike some Fortnite Town Takeover’s, which see places like Risky Reels demolished and turned into new battlegrounds, it looks like Respawn would rather add to the already existing roster of areas that players will be eager to loot and fight in.

PVPxOfficial via Respawn EntertainmentConstruction flags and poles have appeared where leaks suggest Mirage’s Town Takeover will be appearing when the Holo-Day Bash event drops.

What is Mirage’s Winter Express LTM?

While the Holographic Trickster will be making his mark during the festive season on a new place on the map with his Town Takeover, he will also be bringing players a Christmas-themed limited-time mode, titled ‘Winter Express.’

According to leaks from prominent data miner ‘That1MiningGuy,’ Mirage is going to get on the intercoms to describe the rules for the king-of-the-hill mode aboard the “Winter Express,” which will see the map’s iconic train covered in tinsel and wreaths.

“That’s my gift to you! And it’s cool you didn’t get me anything. Really,” Mirage says in the leaked announcement, a nod to gift exchanges at Christmas time.

Apparently, Winter Express will see teams gunning to claim three rounds to win a match, and will be based more around loadout combat with players choosing weapons, rather than the regular running-and-looting style of Apex.

The datamined rules also reveal “loot doesn’t spawn in this mode,” so players will have to rely on one of the loadouts the LTM offers, and that dying isn’t forever in this mode, meaning players who perish “will respawn… next round.”

Respawn EntertainmentMirage’s upcoming Town Takeover is set to fill an empty gap in World’s Edge.

A Christmas sack filled with Holo-Day Bash cosmetics

As well as the Town Takeover, and Mirage’s Winter Express LTM, leaks have revealed a number of Christmas-themed cosmetic costumes that players will be able to grab for legends like Octane, Caustic, Crypto, and of course Mirage.

Alongside skins, the event has also been confirmed to be bringing weapon skins, new gun baubles, and even a Pathfinder Heirloom skin complete with a pair of bright red boxing gloves. All these items will be available through loot crates.

Wattson, Pathfinder, and Bangalore were all also included in various images that leaked their Christmas gear, meaning at least seven of the game’s core roster will be donning red, white, and green when the Holo-Day Bash event finally drops.

Respawn EntertainmentIt looks like we finally know everything there is to know about Mirage’s LTM and Town Takeover.

So when are the Takeover, LTM, and event releasing?

Despite nearly all the details of the Christmas-theme event now leaked, we still aren’t 100% sure when the Holo-Day Bash celebrations will officially begin.

Considering Christmas is now just 19 days away, there’s a fairly good chance we’ll see the event released soon, with some leakers even theorizing that it will launch at the same time as Pathfinder’s Heirloom set, which is predicted for December 15.

In any case, we know that the event is just around the corner, filled to the brim with new game modes, stylish festive outfits, and a new change to the World’s Edge map players have settled in to—it already feels like Christmas has come early.

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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

Apex Legends Pathfinder
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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.