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Plasma-fueled heavy MG.
Type Light machine gun
Fire modes Auto Icon.svg Auto
Ammo type Energy Ammo.svg Energy Ammo
Manufacturer Wonyeon Icon.svg Wonyeon
Attachment slots
Barrel StabilizersExtended Energy MagOpticsStandard Stock
Damage & Tactical
17 26 (1.5×) 14 (0.85×)
Rate of fire (RPM) 600
Damage per second 170
Magazine size
Reload time 2.45 / 2.37 / 2.29 / 2.21
Modded Loader 1.84 / 1.78 / 1.71 / 1.65

The L-STAR EMG, or L-STAR, is a fully-automatic energy machine gun introduced in Season 2.svg Season 2 that utilizes Energy Ammo.svg Energy Ammo. It fires red plasma orb-like projectiles.

The L-STAR does not have a magazine, but instead draws ammo directly from the inventory. The L-STAR has a unique overheating mechanic, which triggers after 20 / 22 / 24 / 26 (Modded Loader 23 / 26 / 28 / 30) continuous shots; it only needs to reload if it overheats.



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Damage profile[]

Target Modifiers Damage.svg Damage Shots to kill
100 HP 150 HP 175 HP 200 HP 225 HP
Head None 26 4 6 7 8 9
Helmet.svg LV. 1 24 5 7 8 9 10
Helmet.svg LV. 2 21 5 8 9 10 11
Helmet.svg LV. 3/4 20 5 8 9 10 12
Body None 17 6 9 11 12 14
Fortified.svg Fortified 14 8 11 13 15 17
Leg None 14 8 11 13 15 17
Fortified.svg Fortified 12 9 13 15 17 19


Purchasing Base ★★ ★★★
Upgrade Materials600 Materials150 Materials200 Materials300
Total Materials750 Materials950 Materials1250
Attachment ★★ ★★★ ★★★★
Barrel Stabilizer.svg Barrel Stabilizer
Extended Energy Mag.svg Extended Energy Mag
Standard Stock.svg Standard Stock
1x HCOG Classic.svg 1x HCOG "Classic"
1x Holo.svg 1x Holo
1x-2x Variable Holo.svg 1x-2x Variable Holo
2x HCOG Bruiser.svg 2x HCOG “Bruiser”
3x HCOG Ranger.svg 3x HCOG "Ranger"
2x-4x Variable AOG.svg 2x-4x Variable AOG

Advanced Stats[]

Variable Value Notes
id lstar How the weapon is referred to in the files.
fire_rate 10 Expressed in rounds per second.
projectile_launch_speed 22000 Expressed in hammer units per second. Equals to 558 m/s.
headshot_distance 2250 Distance at which shots can no longer deal headshots. Expressed in hammer units per second, equals to 57 meters.
spread_stand_hip 2.5 Hipfire spread radius while standing.
spread_stand_hip_run 3 Hipfire spread radius while walking.
spread_stand_hip_sprint 4 Hipfire spread radius while sprinting.
spread_crouch_hip 2.25 Hipfire spread radius while crouching.
spread_air_hip 5 Hipfire spread radius while in the air.
deployfirst_time 1.45 Time before the weapon can be fired after first picking it up. Expressed in seconds.


The L-STAR EMG (Lastimosa Armory Energy Machine Gun) is a cyclic particle accelerating weaponry designed by its namesake Lastimosa Armory. With a small oscillating field generator, the L-STAR can deliver a series of charged plasma bursts with a high rate of fire. The charged particles can eat away shields and melt dense materials with sustained exposure.

Due to the high temperatures generated by the particle accelerator, sustained firing of the weapon makes it susceptible to overheating, melting the generator core.

The model used in the Apex Games is made by Wonyeon Interstellar. A few changes were made to the silhouette of this weapon to better serve the purpose of an LMG. A front bipod was attached along with slimming down the foregrip handguard to allow for firing the weapon in a rested position.[1]


There are a total of 63 weapon skins for the L-STAR EMG: 13 Legendary, 6 Epic, 28 Rare and 16 Common.

  1. Included in the Snowfall Bundle.



  • The L-STAR appeared way before its actual release in Season 2.svg Season 2, in the first ever background before logging into the lobby during the Preseason.svg Preseason.
  • When it was first released in Season 2, in addition to the overheat mechanics, it had a set magazine size instead of just drawing ammo from the inventory, and thus required manual reload.
    • The magazine from the L-STAR's reloadable iteration is used as the model for Extended Energy Mag.svg Extended Energy Mags.
    • When first shown in its trailer, the L-STAR was supposed to have a 60 round magazine, and it would have fired 30 shots before overheating. However, most likely due to game balance, the final release version had a magazine capacity of 40, and the gun overheated after firing 21-22 shots.
    • The model of the L-STAR used in Apex Legends was made by Wonyeon Interstellar, instead of Lastimosa Armory like in Titanfall 2. This might explain the initial difference in behavior between the Titanfall 2 and Apex Legends' version of the L-STAR. With the rework of the weapon that came with Season 4.svg Season 4, they now function the same.
  • The L-STAR's icon lacks iron sights.
  • Concept art of the L-STAR in Titanfall 2 shows that the weapon was supposed to be a submachine gun called ASW (Advanced Scattering Weapon).



  • In third person, half of the L-STAR model blends through a Legend's right shoulder when looking up.

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