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How to unlock cheap Apex Legends Heirlooms

Heirlooms are the rarest items in Apex Legends, and unlocking them can be extremely costly. Here’s how you can save money while getting them.

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Revenant's Heirloom in Apex Legends

Apex Legends players frequently try to unlock rare Heirlooms for their character, but these are often extremely costly. Luckily, there are ways to save money while getting your hands on these cosmetic items.

Heirlooms are unique melee weapons that are suited to specific characters, and there nine of them in Apex Legends currently. Revenant’s “Dead Man’s Curve” Scythe in the Genesis Collection Event was the latest one.

These are particularly difficult to get your hands on as they’re the rarest cosmetics in Apex Legends. However, there are a few ways for you to get past the exceedingly high costs while unlocking Heirlooms.

How to get cheap Apex Legends Heirlooms

Revenant Heirloom in the Apex Legends Genesis Collection Event

You can unlock Heirlooms by collecting shards, purchasing 500 packs, or by playing through an Apex Legends Collection Event. Once you’ve collected 24 items in the event, you’ll use the packs to get the cosmetic.

However, each pack will set you back 700 Apex Coins, and you’ll need to spend around $160 if you want to ensure that you get your hands on an Heirloom. There a few different approaches that you can take to save money.

Apex Legends Event bundles

Apex Legends Genesis Collection Event tiers

If you want to save up and ensure that you’re getting your money’s worth, then you should purchase event bundles, rather than individual packs. The Genesis Collection Event has brought a couple of these.

The Loba Petty Thief and Crypto Inconspicuous bundles will not only grant you some new skins, but a total of 10 event packs as well. So rather than having to purchase 24 packs, you’ll just need 14 more.

EA Play discounts

EA Play subscription options

Players that have EA Play receive 10% off for in-game purchases. You can use this to your advantage by getting a $5 subscription to to this service.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Visit the EA Play website
  2. Click “Join now”
  3. Select your preferred platform to link your account (Xbox, PlayStation, Steam, Origin)
  4. Pick a monthly or annual plan and hit “buy”
  5. Login to your platform account and fill in your details

This will complete the process, and you will now save 10% on Apex Packs and bundles. While you’ll need to spend money on the subscription, it’ll be worth it for all that you save in the long-run.

Use your Apex Legends Crafting metals

Bloodhound in Apex Legends

Using any Crafting metals that you have will further reduce the cost of unlocking Heirlooms. The price varies, depending upon the amount of materials that you have. You’ll be able to get the Heirloom for free with 38,400 of them.

However, that’s an extremely high amount, and you’ll most likely still have to pay a certain amount. Even with a few thousand Crafting Metals, the overall price will come out at over $100.

Of course, there’s really no need to invest that much if you want don’t want to. You can try your luck with the in-game Apex Packs. You’re guaranteed to get shards after opening 500 of these packs.

There ways for you to check how close you are to an Heirloom in Apex Legends. You can try out the options above if you’re willing to pay a certain amount, and these will be cheaper than purchasing 24 event packs.

Image credits: Respawn Entertainment / EA