Apex Legends Provides Weapons Update For Upcoming Season 2

Apex Legends Season 2 Weapons Update
Apex Legends Season 2 Weapons Update Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends provided an update on what players can expect when it comes to weapons for Season 2. The update was revealed by none other than the game's principal weapons designer, Sean Slayback.

As reported here in Player.One, the new weapon that arrives with Season 2 is the powerful and rare LMG known as the L-STAR. This weapon only spawns in airdrops, similar to the Kraber and Mastiff. In addition, it comes with a limited ammo supply that cannot be refilled.

Compared to other weapons in the game, the projectiles of the L-STAR are not only unique, but also larger. For players, this means that they will need to lead targets more at range in order to balance out the slower projectiles. Given its size, there is less need for precise aim.

There is no question that the L-STAR is a powerful weapon. All that power does comes at a price, as the weapon can overheat if the trigger is held for too long. Once the weapon overheats, the lens breaks and needs to be replaced. Slayback says that players need to " learn to feather the trigger with short/medium bursts, taking short breaks to let the weapon cool down."

Aside from the L-STAR, Slayback revealed the development team also wanted to increase the power curve of the low end a little. They also wanted to "increase situational viability for lesser-used weapons and create more interplay between weapons." This resulted in the creation of new hop-ups:

  • Disruptor Rounds
    • Increased shielded damage.
    • Compatibility: Alternator, RE-45
  • Hammerpoint Rounds
    • Increased unshielded damage.
    • Compatibility: P2020, Mozambique

Another new addition that comes with Season 2 are the Energy Mag attachments. The new attachments are added for Havoc, Devotion, and Triple Take, resulting in more loot gameplay along with power curve depth. Similar to other magazine attachments already available in the game, Energy Mags increase ammo capacity, and at level 2 and above lower reload time.

For Season 2, some of the less powerful weapons were given buffs in order to make them more powerful within their designed roles. According to Slayback, players need to watch out "for buffs to the Flatline, P2020, Alternator, and Triple Take." Specific details of the buffs will be outlined in the Season 2 patch notes.

Another change is the Arc Star. For the development team, the gameplay and personality of this item are generally good, but there is always the feeling of it being unfair to fight against or even use.

Apex Legends Season 2 begins July 2.

You can read the full Season 2 weapons update here.

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