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

Crafting Metal in Apex Legends is one of the game’s currencies, and our guide will run you through what it does, and how you can get it.



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Apex Legends has several different types of currency, and Crafting Metal is one of them. It plays a huge part in cosmetics, so learn how it works with our guide, and how to obtain more.

Given that Apex Legends now has a whopping 18 different characters to pick from, there’s a ton of different cosmetic items to unlock. Each Legend comes with their own huge set of customizable options from skins to quips to emotes.

Add to that a huge number of options for each rarity, and the number of selections available is quite staggering. Our guide should walk you through everything you need to know about Crafting Metal in Apex Legends.

What is Crafting Metal in Apex Legends?

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Along with Apex Coins, Apex Tokens, and Heirloom Shards, Crafting Metal is 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

What does Crafting Metal do in Apex Legends?

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

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

  • 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

How do I get more Crafting Metal in Apex Legends?

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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 make stuff a lot faster. Just keep earning them, opening them, and build your pile up.

How much Crafting Metal do cosmetics cost?

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If you do have some Crafting Metal, and you have your favorite Legend or bunch of Legends, then you’ll want to know how much you’ll need to spend to get the good stuff.

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

  • Common cosmetics cost 30 Crafting Metal
  • Rare cosmetics cost 60 Crafting Metal
  • Epic cosmetics cost 400 Crafting Metal
  • Legendary cosmetics cost 1,200 Crafting Metal
  • Heirloom cosmetics cost 150 Heirloom Shards

Hopefully, this in-depth guide has covered everything you need to know about Crafting Metal in Apex Legends!

Don’t forget to also check out how to get Apex Legends Tokens too!

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