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Respawn respond to broken challenges in Apex Legends Grand Soirée event

Published: 18/Jan/2020 12:24

by Andy Williams


Respawn Entertainment has acknowledged the challenge bug which is plaguing players’ Grand Soirée event and leaving them without rewards on PS4. 

As Apex Legends’ monumental third season draws to its close, Respawn have provided players with one last event to send off Season 3 in style. 

The Grand Soirée event kicked off on January 14 with ‘Gold Rush Duos,’ which was a big hit with the battle royale’s loyal community.

Gold Rush Duos in Apex Legends.
Gold Rush Duos brought back the two-player game mode for 48 hours.

Grand Soirée event challenges are broken

A crucial way to rank-up in Apex Legends, challenges provide a means to an end in the sense that they provide players with rewards, while simultaneously making the game more engaging. 

However, the Apex Legends subreddit has been inundated with accounts of players being unable to view their challenges on the main menu for PlayStation 4. 

To make matters worse, even if players use the in-game menu to discover their challenge set, they’re unable to claim the reward for completing the associated challenge.

Remainder that the Grand Soirée is still broken on PS4 for some people. No rewards if we complete event challenges, and the game crashes if we click on the informations tab… from apexlegends

Respawn are listening

A post highlighting the issue from Reddit user ‘caprimais_’ gained some traction on the subreddit, and gathered the attention of a member of the Respawn team. 

We have spent a good part of the day trying to learn what went wrong to those lucky people who are affected by this,” the developer opened. “We will put out a fix as soon as we are able to. Definitely not just sitting back on this.”

While the developer acknowledged that the current workaround is to see the event challenges “by looking at them in game next to the minimap,” they also apologized for the inconvenience.

Respawn developer's comment.
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Respawn are keeping an eye on issues.

Per the Apex Legends Tracker, Respawn are currently working on a hotfix for another challenge related issue which prevents players from making progress on Supply Drop weapon challenges.

Of course, players being unable to locate their challenges that are both event-specific and time-restricted hinders the event significantly. Players will be hoping that Respawn roll-out a patch that fixes all challenge bugs in the near future.

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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.