Respawn's official Apex Legends store launches with epic merch - Dexerto
Apex Legends

Respawn’s official Apex Legends store launches with epic merch

Published: 23/Nov/2019 1:32 Updated: 24/Nov/2019 1:53

by Brent Koepp

Share


Apex Legends fans, rejoice – you can now represent your favorite characters with some sweet new merchandise that will make you the envy of all your friends.

Apex Legends became an instant success with battle royale fans right off the bat on its release date back in February 2019, and it’s still incredibly popular today.

One of the main issues players were facing, though, was the fact that their favorite hero shooter didn’t have official clothing merchandise that they could wear to represent their main Legends – now that’s changed.

On November 22, Respawn Entertainment shocked fans on Twitter with the announcement that they had officially opened a merch store for the first-person shooter – finally!

Respawn EntertainmentThe popular battle royale now has an official merch store!

Official Apex Legends merchandise

“Care package incoming, big things in that!” the official Apex account tweeted. “Now you can dress like a Legend with the launch of the Apex Legends Shop.”

They also teased the addition of further lines coming in the future, which could signal the inclusion of items centered around future heroes not yet in the game also.

“Peep the latest and greatest and stay tuned for new additions to come,” they said.

While the merchandise includes some pretty sweet clothing items like hoodies and t-shirts, there are also other accessories such as baseball caps and socks.

Some of the pieces, such as coffee mugs, blankets, and water bottles, feel as though they’d be great gifts for Christmas since it’s right around the corner at this time of writing.

Most of the non-clothing merch just features the Apex Legends logo and the ‘Have Fun, Don’t Die’ slogan, but the clothing pieces get into the actual character designs, so if you’re looking to show off your favourite Legend, a t-shirt or hoodie is the way to go.

playapexshop.comA look at some of the Apex merch that is being offered in the newly launched store.

In August, Funko POP! teamed up with Respawn to release a line of Apex Legends figures, and fans went absolutely nuts over them, proving that merchandise for the popular battle royale was very desired.

Now that there’s finally an official Apex store, fans are no doubt overjoyed that they can finally wear clothing that shows off just how much they love the game.

Apex Legends

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

Published: 23/Nov/2020 16:01

by James Busby

Share


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
Respawn Entertainment
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

Respawn Entertainment

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

L-STAR
Respawn Entertainment
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
Respawn Entertainment
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
Respawn Entertainment
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.