The L-Star EMG was Season 2's addition to the Apex Legends weapons arsenal, and it's still a hell of a gun. The L-Star is capable of tearing players apart in no time thanks to its high DPS - but its power comes at the price of easy overheating. Our Apex Legends L-Star EMG guide will walk you through everything we know about this weapon.
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Apex Legends L-Star overview
The L-Star began life in Season 2 of Apex Legends as an extremely high-DPS Care Package-exclusive LMG. Now it's a world-drop item, and it still blitzes enemies like any other LMG in the game, but it's probably the most unusual of all the LMGs on offer thanks to its overheating mechanic - which, if mastered by learning when to ease off the trigger, means you effectively never need to reload the L-Star. All that matters is landing your shots, and if you can do that, you'll find the high DPS more than capable of melting enemies in fractions of a second.
In fact, the L-Star's sheer power allowed it to dominate the meta through Season 10, which is why in Season 11 it received a nerf to its damage, barrel effectiveness, and projectile size to bring it more in line with other top full-auto weapons.
The below sections go through just about every statistic that might be useful to know about the L-Star LMG in Apex Legends. The first gives basic stats, the second focuses on damage, and the third section displays various handling stats for the L-Star.
Apex Legends L-Star stats
- Weapon Type: LMG
- Ammo: Energy
- Firing Modes: Full-Auto
- Attachment Slots: Barrel, Magazine, Optic, Stock
- Consecutive shots before overheating: 20/22/24/26
L-Star damage stats
- Damage (Body/Head/Leg): 17/30/14
- RPM: 600
- Body DPS: 170
- Body Shots To Kill: 6/9/11/12/14
- Fortified Body Shots To Kill: 7/11/13/14/16
L-Star handling stats
- Venting Time: 0.15s
- Non-Overheat Cooldown Time: 1.15s
- Overheat Cooldown Time: 2.45s
- Draw Time: 0.70s
- ADS Movement Speed: 41%
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|Assault Rifles||Havoc, Hemlok, R-301 Carbine, VK-47 Flatline|
|SMGs||Alternator, CAR, Prowler, R-99, Volt|
|LMGs||Devotion, L-Star EMG, M600 Spitfire, Rampage|
|Marksman||30-30 Repeater, Bocek Bow, G7 Scout, Triple Take|
|Snipers||Charge Rifle, Kraber .50-CAL, Longbow DMR, Sentinel|
|Shotguns||EVA-8 Auto, Mastiff, Mozambique, Peacekeeper|
|Pistols||P2020, RE-45 Auto, Wingman|