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When is Kings Canyon, third person and duos mode coming in Apex Legends?

Published: 11/Jan/2020 11:53 Updated: 11/Jan/2020 11:54

by Andy Williams


Apex Legends’ Grand Soirée Arcade event is scheduled to kick-off on January 14, which will see an emphatic return of Kings Canyon and duos, while third-person mode is set to make its debut.

Following Respawn’s announcement of the final limited-time event for Season 3, fans are hyped for what’s to come.

The Grand Soirée Arcade trailer teases seven different game modes which are integral to the event, but there are three modes in particular that have left players looking forward to January 14.

EAGet suited and booted for the ‘Roaring Twenties,’ as Pathfinder welcomes the Grand Soirée Arcade Event.

Duos is making a return!

A play on the game’s Golden tier weapon system, ‘Gold Rush Duos’ is bringing the sought after game mode back into the Apex Games, but with a canny twist. The crux of the mode is that every weapon on World’s Edge will be decked out with Legendary-tier attachments. 

Meaning that you will be able to rock a fully kitted Charge Rifle and beam opponents across the map, or pray that you can get your hands on a Mastiff and Kraber combination which will prove devastating both at up-close and at distance. 

Duos will kick-start the event on January 14-15, after which the ‘LIVE.DIE.LIVE’ game mode will take precedence.

EASharpen up your Kraber skills, as this weapon will prove deadly in Gold Rush Duos on the sniper’s paradise that is World’s Edge!

Third-person mode in Apex Legends

Third-person modes have been previously leaked to make their way into the Apex Games. However, the Grand Soirée Arcade event is bringing the eagerly anticipated mode into the playlist rotation for two days. 

If you’re itching to get stuck into Apex Legends’ third-person mode, you won’t have to wait long, as it’s scheduled to arrive after the LIVE.DIE.LIVE mode — meaning that it will run January 18-19

While fluid, first-person gameplay is crucial to Respawn’s flagship title, it’ll be interesting to see how the in-game mechanics weigh-up to its battle royale counterpart, Fortnite. Heck, some players are already preparing for a ‘Longbow meta’ in the Firing Range.

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Kings Canyon is back… but different

Arguably the most requested feature on the Apex Legends subreddit, Kings Canyon is set to make its emphatic return — but not as you’ve seen it before. 

Titled ‘Kings Canyon After Dark,’ Respawn is welcoming back the Apex Games’ staple arena in the same setting as the Fight or Fright event took place. 

Yes, that’s right. Kings Canyon will be played at night. After Dark is scheduled to take place from January 24-25 as the limited-time event’s penultimate game mode.

EAKings Canyon’s eerie night setting brought Revenant to the Apex Games. Will we see them make a return?

Pathfinder’s Grand Soirée Arcade event will also bring a host of cosmetics and more game modes for players to dabble in.

EAA full timeline for Pathfinder’s Season-ending LTM.

There will also be a dedicated ‘direct purchase’ event shop for players looking to bag some formal attire to sport we head into Season 4.

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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.