In games like Apex Legends, players may want the best and most unique cosmetics. Not only does it make their character look fantastic, but it also shows how much they are passionate about the game. Heirlooms are one of these cosmetics, and here is how to get Heirloom Shards to buy these cosmetics in Apex Legends.
How to Get Heirloom Shards in Apex Legends
Heirlooms are one of the rarest cosmetics in Apex Legends that can only be purchased with Heirloom Shards. The great thing about Heirlooms is unlike the Legend skins; you can actually see your Heirloom in your character’s hand when your weapon is holstered.
The question is how to get Heirloom Shards to get the Heirloom cosmetic. To get them, you must open some Apex Packs. You can get Apex Packs by leveling up, ranking up the battle pass, and purchasing them with the game’s premium currency, Apex Coins.
The reason it is so rare to get Heirlooms is that you have less than a 1% chance of dropping 150 Heirloom Shards in every Apex Pack. And there is no other way to get Heirloom Shards and Heirlooms themselves. To get an Heirloom from Heirloom Store, you need 150 Heirloom Shards. So you must be very lucky to get Heirloom Shards from Apex Packs.
According to Respawn, you cannot open 500 packs without getting any heirloom shards. This is because Respawn wants to make sure everyone can get an Heirloom without spending any money. You can read the full text of Respawn pointing to this matter:
“A player cannot open more than 500 Apex Packs without receiving an Heirloom set (assuming the player does not own all of the available Heirloom Sets). Once a player owns all of the Heirloom Sets, the player will not be eligible for this bonus until more Heirloom Sets are added to the game.”