The L-Star EMG was Season 2’s new addition to the Apex Legends weapons arsenal, and it’s still a hell of a gun. Available only in airdrops like the Kraber .50-CAL and Mastiff, the L-Star is capable of tearing players apart in milliseconds thanks to its extreme DPS – but its power comes at the price of overheating. Our Apex Legends L-Star EMG guide will walk you through everything we know about this new weapon, from projected DPS and reload times to the gun’s time-to-kill (TTK) stats under various circumstances.
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Apex Legends L-Star EMG stats – DPS, TTK, fire rate
The L-Star is a powerhouse of an LMG, thanks to its blistering damage and rate of fire, both of which put its DPS at almost exactly that of the Devotion, the previous king of the LMG family. But the L-Star has a couple of extra advantages. Namely, a slightly higher mag size, larger projectiles (making it easier to land shots with), and – most importantly – it lacks the warm-up period of the Devotion.
The downsides are that the L-Star is, of course, only available in airdrops, making them rather rare; and that the L-Star is the first ever gun in Apex Legends to suffer from an overheating mechanic, which locks you out of firing for a couple of seconds if you fire too many shots in a certain space of time. So you’ll have to learn to feather the trigger a bit if you want to avoid an unfortunate overheating incident (I’ve found you can fire in bursts of around 8 shots at a time in order to avoid overheating).
It should come as no surprise that the L-Star EMG is an absolute beast to make up for its rarity. Respawn have talked before about the power curve of their game’s weapons, where the more common weapons are less powerful whereas the rarer weapons are often (by design) objectively better – and the L-Star looks to top this curve as one of the most powerful automatic weapons we’ve yet seen.
The below tables go through just about every statistic that might be useful to know about the upcoming L-Star EMG. The first gives basic stats, and the second gives the Time To Kill (TTK) under different circumstances.
L-Star EMG stats (basic)
|Mag Size||40 (x3)|
|Fire Rate (SPS)||12|
|ADS Movement Speed|
(% of non-ADS speed)
|Max Headshot Distance||2500|
L-Star EMG stats (TTK)
Note: the below figures are displayed in the format of how long it takes to deal 100/150/175/200 HP damage, as this reflects the TTK depending on the enemy’s Body Shield quality.
|DMG Type||DMG||Shots To Kill||Time To Kill|
Lvl 1 Helmet (10%)
Lvl 2 Helmet (20%)
Lvl 3/4 Helmet (25%)
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