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

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Apex Legends Heirlooms are unique melee weapons specifically designed for individual characters, 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.

Apex Legends is already in Season 18, 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 are definitely the illustrious Heirlooms, which are still rare to this day.

With Season 18 bringing new Collection Events with Heirlooms and a Prestige Skin, some players may be interested in finding out how close they are to unlocking one with Heirloom Shards.

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

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 only have a 1 in 500 chance of getting Heirloom Shards in a pack, and 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 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, how many you are off before receiving your Heirloom Shards in the 500th.

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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Which Apex Legends have Heirlooms?

At the moment, 18 Apex Legends characters have their own Heirloom melee weapons, with the remaining Legends likely to receive them in the future. Some of these Legends even have two Heirloom recolors.

The 17 Legends and their Heirlooms are as follows:

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

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


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