While Respawn was scrambling to fix a server-side issue that was wiping out player progress, some players were getting a sneak peek at skins for the next weapon coming to Apex Legends.
The L-Star is another weapon we’ve already seen from the Titanfall universe making its way to the Apex arena (you can also see Bloodhound holding the weapon in the promo image above). There aren’t too many left for Respawn to poach from their other shooter.
In Titanfall 2, the L-Star used a heat mechanic versus a traditional magazine. But another recent leak suggests the Apex’s version of the L-Star will go the magazine route with 60 bullets per. It’ll also likely use energy ammo like it did in Titanfall 2.
Here’s a video showing the L-Star in action in Titanfall 2.
I doubt Respawn keeps the slower projectiles seen in the video above, but it would help it stand out from the Devotion. The Devotion already seems to be the go-to for LMGs using energy ammo. Why make another one that acts the same way?
So that’ll be two energy-based weapons so far this season (the Havoc was the first one). I’m hoping we see Respawn show the SMG class a little love soon. I like the R-99 as much as the next person, but a little variety never hurts.
As for the server hiccups yesterday? Respawn cleaned everything up, and your progress should be back the way it was pre-update. The devs explained what happened in a short Reddit post yesterday afternoon.
Players were moved to the wrong servers by accident when the 1.1 update went live. And with no progress data making the move with players, it appeared to reset progression. Respawn responded by shutting down all the servers and spinning up the correct servers with everyone’s progress data.
Any in-game purchases or progress made between the patch going live and Respawn implementing its fix was reverted to how it was pre-patch. Respawn also explained how purchases were affected:
Any currency purchased, spent or not, will be carried back over to their original account state. i.e. – if you bought $20 worth of coins, and spent $18, then you’ll will get $20 after the fix.
Props to Respawn for quickly pushing out a fix and explaining what went wrong. If only that terrible lag that hits at the start of matches sometimes could get a quick fix.