The L-STAR is a rapid fire particle accelerating energy light machine gun. It performs at 45 damage, 34 accuracy, 75 range, and boasts a fully automatic 47 fire rate. Its listed magazine size is the amount of rounds the weapon can fire in succession before it completely overheats, in which case a reload animation plays where the upper receiver pops open while the pilot fans the inside to disperse the heat, then replaces several parts in the stock and barrel, most likely a melted component and a battery.
The L-STAR has multiple advantages in multiplayer - high damage and fire rate. However, this is offset by the travel time of its projectiles making it fall short at longer range. Skilled players can compensate for this however by effectively leading their shots.
Due to the L-STAR's long reload animation, you should always keep an eye on your heat levels, and stop firing before it reaches the maximum level. Short- to Medium bursts followed by short cooldown periods are recommended.
Another problem is there's a brief one-second pause, after releasing the trigger, which could mean either losing your intended target, or your life. Finding a break in combat would be the best moment to allow such moments between attacks.
Countering players using this weapon, would be to stay behind cover and trying not to allow them to get the bead on you. Moving erratically would also help throw off their aim.
|Increased ammo capacity.|
|Shoot while sprinting.|
|Fast transition into aiming down the sights.|
|Faster transition when switching to this weapon.|
|Pilot kills increase Tactical availability (Faster cooldown).|
|Advanced optical gunsight with increased magnification.|
|Enhanced zoom scope.|
|Makes enemies easy to spot by applying an AR overlay to them. Warning: Disables extra mod slot.|
|Attachment that displays lifetime weapon XP count for the weapon.|
- The L-STAR was originally conceptualized as an SMG called the ASW, ("Advanced Scattering Weapon") but tests early in the development of Titanfall 2 moved it more to the LMG role.
- To further confusion, concept art also depicts the term L-STAR as standing for LaSTimosa Armory Assault Rifle.