Heirloom Shards in Apex Legends is a rare and sought-after currency type. Heirloom Shards are used to redeem unique cosmetic items on the Heirloom Store. It’s a very similar concept to Fortnite skins.
Each Collection Event in Apex Legends sees a new Heirloom Set released. Players can either obtain an Heirloom Set by collecting all 24 items, or by redeeming Heirloom Shards in the Heirloom Store once the Collection Event is over.
If you don’t have time to understand how to get Heirloom Shards in Apex Legends, here’s a quick overview:
- Unlock Heirloom Shards in Apex Packs
- Get Apex Packs via Battle Pass level up
- Purchase Apex Coins to pay for Apex Packs
- 1 in 500 Apex Packs will contain 150 Heirloom Shards
Do Apex Legends Heirloom Shards Influence Gameplay?
Climbing up the Apex Legends ranked ladder is what many players strive for. Heirloom Shards definitely go a long way in flexing some muscle, but they do not alter gameplay at all.
Apex Legends Heirloom Shards are simply used to create Heirlooms. They are cosmetic items that include weapon skins, banner poses, and so on.
With Apex Legends’ latest season, Season 10 Emergence, there’s no doubt we’ll see a new event offering unique cosmetics.
How to Get Apex Legends Heirloom Shards
Heirloom Shards can be found in Apex Packs. These packs are received by purchasing them, or by ranking up the Apex Legends Battle Pass ranks.
There are currently 10 Heirloom Sets, with a new one emerging with each season of Apex Legends:
- Wraith’s Set
- Bloodhound’s Set
- Lifeline’s Set
- Pathfinder’s Set
- Octane’s Set
- Mirage’s Set
- Caustic’s Set
- Gibraltar’s Set
- Bangalore’s Set
- Revenant’s Set
There’s plenty of cosmetic items available in Apex Legends, but Heirloom items are by far the rarest of them all.
How Much Do Heirloom Sets Cost?
Heirloom Sets cost 150 Heirloom Shards. Previously in the game, you could find an Heirloom Set for a random legend by opening Apex Packs. However, there’s now a chance you’ll receive 150 Heirloom Shards from an Apex Pack instead.
How Do You Get Apex Packs?
Apex Packs are Apex Legends’ loot boxes. This is the only way of obtaining Heirloom Shards that you can use to claim an Heirloom Set.
Gain plenty of experience during matches, including daily and weekly challenges. You can unlock an Apex Pack when you level up.
- Levels 2-20 can gain you one pack per level.
- Levels 22-300 will get you one pack every two levels
- Up to 500 levels will offer one Apex Pack per five levels
Purchase Apex Coins with real-life money then exchange Apex Coins for Apex Packs via the store.
Apex Legends Heirloom Shards Drop Rate
Each Apex Pack can drop 150 Heirloom Shards, but the chances are incredibly slim. There’s a less than 1% chance of obtaining Heirloom Shards from an Apex Pack.
If a player has had no luck in finding Heirloom Shards in an Apex Pack, after opening 499 packs, 150 Heirloom Shards are guaranteed on opening the 500th pack.
What’s The Best Way To Get Apex Packs?
You’re more likely to get closer to an Heirloom by grinding through the Battle Pass in Apex Legends. The more Apex Packs you open, the higher the chance of obtaining Heirloom Shards.
However, as there is only a 1 in 500 chance of getting an Apex Pack that contains Heirloom Shards, it can be a frustrating wait.
Apex Packs can be purchased on the Apex Legends store, costing around $1 per pack. This means it will cost you near on $500 to open 500 packs!
It’s worth keeping an eye on the store as sometimes there are bundles that contain more than one Apex Pack.
While there’s no guarantee you’ll get an Heirloom Shard from a pack sooner than the 500th one, we have found a handy Apex Legends packs calculator that might help.
The calculator takes into account factors like account level, battle pass purchases/levels, daily treasure packs, packs purchased, and more.