How to earn Crafting Metal in Apex Legends: What is it, what does it do & how to get more

Joseph Pascoulis
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Apex Legends has several different types of currency, and Crafting Metals are one of them. they play a huge part in obtaining cosmetics, so you can use our guide to learn how they work, as well as how to obtain more.

Given that Apex Legends now has a whopping 24 different characters to pick from, there are a ton of different cosmetic items to unlock. Each Legend comes with their own set of customizable options from skins to quips and emotes.

Add to that a huge number of options for each rarity, and the number of cosmetics available is quite staggering. Our guide should walk you through everything you need to know about Crafting Metals in Apex Legends, so let’s get into the details.

What are Crafting Metals in Apex Legends?

Along with Apex Coins, Apex Tokens, and Heirloom Shards, Crafting Metals are a collectible currency in Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends.

It’s distinctive thanks to its blue color and symbol, and you can view how much you have by doing the following:

  1. Go to the Apex Legends lobby screen
  2. Hover your cursor over the top-right part of the screen
  3. It will reveal the different amounts you own for each currency
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You can check your Apex Legends currency values in the lobby screen.

What does Crafting Metal do in Apex Legends?

Crafting Metals can be used to create and craft a whole bunch of cosmetics for the Legends in Apex Legends.

This is a full list of the items you can craft in the game:

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  • Weapon Skins
  • Melee Weapon Skins
  • Legend Skins
  • Legend Finishers
  • Banner Frames
  • Banner Poses
  • Banner Stat Trackers
  • Quips
  • Loading Screens
  • Music Packs
  • Skydive Trails
  • Weapon Charms
  • Holosprays
  • Emotes
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You can purchase Legend skins with Crafting Metals in Apex.

How do I get more Crafting Metals in Apex Legends?

Currently, the only way you can get your hands on Crafting Metal is by opening Apex Packs and hoping you get lucky.

Each pack will drop three items for you, and it can be a wide range of items from pre-made cosmetics to Crafting Metal itself.

If you do manage to get some Crafting Metal in a pack, it will be one of four different rarities, with each level representing a different amount, that you can see below:

  • Common: Gives 15 Crafting Metal
  • Rare: Gives 30 Crafting Metal
  • Epic: Gives 200 Crafting Metal
  • Legendary: Gives 600 Crafting Metal

Obviously, the dream is to open a pack and see that Legendary Crafting Metal drop, allowing you to craft stuff a lot faster. Just keep earning them, opening them, and building your pile up.

How much Crafting Metal do you need to buy cosmetics?

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You can earn some incredible cosmetics in Apex Legends.

If you do have some Crafting Metals and wish to purchase cosmetics for your favorite Legends, then you’ll want to know how much you’ll need to get the good stuff.

Here is the amount of Crafting Metal required for each type of cosmetic rarity:

  • Common: 30 Crafting Metals
  • Rare: 60 Crafting Metals
  • Epic: 400 Crafting Metals
  • Legendary: 1,200 Crafting Metals
  • Heirloom150 Heirloom Shards

Hopefully, this in-depth guide has covered everything you need to know about Crafting Metal in Apex Legends! For more, check out some of our other Apex guides below:

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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. Joseph enjoys most genres of games and will play anything that sparks his interest, but his expertise lies within the FPS category, specifically Apex Legends. If Joey isn't writing about games, then he's most likely playing them. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]