Apex Legends YouTuber Gaming Merchant has explained why the L-STAR is underrated and it’s thanks to a “secret” long-range feature.
Since its arrival in Apex Legends all the way back in Season 2, the L-STAR has never been a particularly popular weapon with the community.
Although the LMG has been in the meta for a short time, its red plasma sphere projectiles, strange recoil pattern and overheating system make it extremely different from the rest of the guns in the Outlands.
As a result, many players will avoid the L-STAR entirely and instead opt for a more straightforward option like the R-99 or R301 Carbine.
However, according to Gaming Merchant, this is a mistake, as the L-STAR’s recent improvements have made it a strong choice and a “secret” feature makes it deadly at long range.
The L-STAR has been buffered in the Season 14 patch.
L-STAR is powerful at long range in Apex Legends Season 14
According to the Gaming Merchant, the Apex community is sleeping on the L-STAR after the buffs that arrived for the weapon in Hunted.
Not only did Respawn increase the number of base shots before the gun overheated, but they also increased the projectile speed, making it extremely powerful at long range.
Combined with the weapon’s low bullet drop, the LMG is now a deadly option for blasting enemies from far away, especially with the correct range.
Finally, Gaming Merchant shared a “secret” feature that many players overlook when it comes to the L-STAR, and it may change their mind about using it in the future.
The L-STAR’s bullet size grows as it travels through the air, eventually reaching 10 times the size of a standard bullet in Apex Legends.
This is important, because in addition to the projectile speed improvements, it is now incredibly easy to shoot at opponents from a distance.
So, the next time you come across an L-STAR, consider picking it up, especially if you’re looking for a deadly long-range weapon.