How to get Heirlooms in Apex Legends: Heirloom shards, pack calculator & more

Joseph Pascoulis
Apex Legends Heirloom Shards & Octane Butterfly KnifeRespawn Entertainment

Apex Legends Heirlooms are unique melee weapons, but how do you get your hands on them? Here’s everything you need to know, including how to get Heirloom Shards and how to know if you’re close to an Heirloom in Apex Legends.

Apex Legends is already in Season 20, with many dedicated players remembering when the game was released all the way back in 2019. The most sought-after items throughout the game’s lifespan continue to be the illustrious Heirlooms, which are still rare to this day.

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With Season 20 bringing the 5th Anniversary Collection Event, some players may be interested in finding out how close they are to unlocking an Heirloom.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to get Heirlooms and how to check if you’re close to getting Heirloom Shards in an Apex Legends Pack.

How to get Heirlooms in Apex Legends

Heirlooms are sought-after items in Apex Legends that can only be acquired through Collection Events, as players can unlock a new Heirloom by purchasing the event set. Alternatively, you can spend 150 Heirloom Shards to purchase an Heirloom from the in-game store if you’re lucky enough to get the currency.

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Collection Events grant players the ability to unlock a new, never-seen-before Heirloom that will only be available for a limited time. The Heirloom will be yours after all the items in the event have been collected.

The other way is by spending Heirloom Shards in the in-game shop, which will let you purchase the Heirloom of your choice.

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Apex Legends Heirlooms are some of the rarest cosmetics.

How to get Heirloom Shards in Apex Legends

Unfortunately, there is only one way to get your hands on Heirloom Shards, and that is by opening Apex Packs. You are guaranteed Heirloom Shards on your 500th Apex Pack.

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You only have a 1 in 500 chance of getting Heirloom Shards in a pack, so it may take you all 500 Apex Packs to actually get them. The pack will include 150 Heirloom Shards inside it, so you’ll immediately be able to purchase the Heirloom of your choice.

Apex Legends Heirloom pack calculator

By calculating your level reached in each season’s Apex Legends Battle Pass, daily treasure packs collected, and event packs received, the Apex Packs Calculator website can roughly estimate how many packs you have opened. Therefore, you can find out how many more are needed before receiving your Heirloom Shards in the 500th.

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Remember that you may have to estimate some categories, like how many packs you have purchased or how many treasure packs you collected in the previous seasons. However, even with rough estimates of these categories, you should still get a good idea of how many packs you have opened.

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The Apex Legends Heirloom calculator is the perfect way to track your progress.

You can get an even better estimate by checking your account stats for each season in the lobby menu by clicking your name. This will give you a breakdown of your level reached each season and make the Apex Pack Calculator more accurate regarding the number of seasonal packs you have opened.

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All Apex Legends Heirlooms

At the moment, there are 23 Heirlooms in Apex Legends, with 22 of them being specific to a character, and one being a universal Heirloom that arrived with the Final Fantasy 7 collab event. There have also been some Heirloom recolors which we have included in the list, so if you see two Heirlooms, that’s why.

Here’s the list of every Heirloom in Apex Legends:

  • Hope’s Dusk & Hope’s Dawn – Wraith
  • Raven’s Bite – Bloodhound
  • Shock Sticks – Lifeline
  • Boxing Gloves – Pathfinder
  • Butterfly Knife – Octane
  • Too Much Witt – Mirage
  • Death Hammer – Caustic
  • War Club – Gibraltar
  • Cold Steel – Bangalore
  • Dead Man’s Curve & Death Grip – Revenant
  • Problem Solver – Rampart
  • Energy Reader – Wattson
  • Biwon Blade & Durumi Blade – Crypto
  • Suzaku – Valkyrie
  • Garra de Alanza – Loba
  • Showstoppers – Seer
  • Strongest Link – Ash
  • Gravity Maw – Horizon
  • Razor’s Edge – Fuse
  • Buster Sword R5 – Final Fantasy 7

It’s important to note that the Buster Sword R5 is no longer available and was exclusive to the FF7 event, meaning players will not be able to purchase it in the Mythic Store now the event is over.

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That’s everything players need to know about Heirlooms in Apex Legends.


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About The Author

After graduating from the University of Southampton, Joseph joined CharlieIntel as a Games Writer after a short stint of freelance journalism. He enjoys most genres of games and will play anything that sparks his interest, but his expertise lies within the FPS category. If Joey isn't writing about games, then he's most likely playing them. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]