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Apex Legends leaks reveal two powerful new weapons

Published: 15/Feb/2019 3:27 Updated: 15/Feb/2019 13:36

by Albert Petrosyan


Data miners for Apex Legends have discovered and leaked the names, damage stats, and attachments for two brand new weapons that are apparently coming soon to the game.

According to the leaks, which come courtesy of a website called Rez, the two new weapons will be an energy rifle called HAVOC and a light machine gun called L-STAR EMG. 

The HAVOC rifle will inflict 18 points of damage to the body and 36 points to the head, while maintaining a pretty balanced profile in terms of damage, rate of fire, range, and accuracy.

The HAVOC will also sport two firing modes – an automatic mode at 672 rounds per minute and a single shot mode at 102 RPM.

Predictably, the L-STAR EMG will pack a bigger punch than the HAVOC, doing 21 damage to the body and 42 points to the head. It will sport a relatively low rate of fire and accuracy but will maintain good accuracy at long range.

Here are some of the noteworthy leaked details about both of the new weapons, such as the ammo clip size, reload time, fire rate, headshot distance, and more.

For the more minute and specific details about these weapons and how they work, you can check out the dedicated pages for the Havoc and L-STAR EMG on the Rez website.

The data miners were also able to find information about the attachments that will be compatible with the HAVOC rifle. According to the leaked data, the new rifle will be compatible with the Selectfire Receiver and Turbocharger Hop-Ups.

Selectfire Receivers enable a fire select option that allows players to choose what kind of fire mode they want on their weapon. The Turbocharger reduces the autofire spin-up time for weapons its attached too.

The HAVOC will also be compatible with six different optical sights and three different stocks. Unfortunately, the attachment capabilities for the L-STAR EMG have not yet been leaked. 

Your choice of weapon can be the difference between winning and losing in Apex Legends.

While these stats look impressive, players will not really know how dangerous they really are until they are actually added in game.

Making sure you have the right gear when heading into battle on Apex Legends is a crucial key for players who are hoping to pick up a win, which means making some tough choices when picking up weapons you find scattered across King’s Canyon.

If you’re having a tough time figuring out what weapons you need to be running while hunting for victories, check out our handy Apex Legends weapons guide, which breaks down everything from attachments to each gun’s individual damage statistics!

There are a lot of weapons already in Apex Legends, but are there about to be two more?

Of course, it’s important to view all of this information as pure speculation until the new weapons are officially confirmed by Respawn Entertainment.

If they are indeed to be added to the game, it would be interesting to see how players will be able to unlock and/or obtain them in-game.

While no release date for these weapons has been leaked, it would seem likely that they would be added along with the Season 1 Battle Pass that is coming in March. 

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Valve’s Gabe Newell wants to play Apex Legends for future game inspiration

Published: 23/Jan/2021 21:10 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 21:22

by Alan Bernal


Apex Legends is in the backlog of Valve co-founder Gabe Newell, popularly known as Gaben, as the game industry legend thinks he can get a ton of inspiration from the unique battle royale.

Counter-Strike, Dota, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, and many more. Gaben not only gave life to the most popular digital games marketplace, but also created some of the most beloved titles in their respective genres.

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Famer has had a major influence in the world of games, and he might have just identified where his next dose of game development inspiration will be coming from.

“The one game that I really want to start playing, I have no excuse, but I want to play Apex Legends,” Newell told New Zealand’s 1 NEWS. That’s one title in his games backlog that he’s really been itching to play, saying that a “bunch of people at Valve” have been grinding away in the Arena.

But always more than a gamer, Newell is keen to dive into Respawn’s battle royale since he thinks it’ll have plenty for him to learn about as he plays.

“I think I’ll enjoy playing [Apex Legends], which is always good, but I also think there’s things I’ll learn as a videogame developer from playing it,” he said. Newell mentioned that games from prolific designers like Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto are always fun, but they also seem to give insights in the craft.

The Valve boss said that he’s been trying to court more traveling companions onto Dota 2, but can’t wait to join the hordes at Valve who are entrenched in the Apex Games.

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Overall, Newell’s comments are immense praise to the people at Respawn, who recently brought Apex to the Steam marketplace. A bunch of Respawn personnel also reacted to Newell’s comments with as much glee as you might expect.

“Dear Gaben if you’re out there, you bearded god: If you and your squad wanna play a few games with Respawn’s design leads and directors, hit us up! We’re big fans,” Director of Community and Communications Ryan K. Rigney said.

Even more interesting is to see what Newell could do with the inspiration he gets from Apex Legends. Valve has industry-leading titles across the FPS and MOBA genres, so it’ll be interesting to see how much he takes from Respawn’s battle royale.