In a series of tweets, Apex Legends YouTuber Grrt revealed how he’s able to use Revenant Heirloom despite not owning the actual heirloom. Heirlooms are one of the most sought-after cosmetics in the entire game, and earning one is long and arduous.
There are only a couple ways to get Heirloom Shards in Apex Legends. Neither method is easy, nor do they have a surefire guarantee to get shards, but for those looking to collect the rarest cosmetics in-game it seems to be worth it.
The first way is to buy Apex packs. Each one has around a 1% chance of dropping a set of 150 Heirloom shards—the exact number needed to purchase an Heirloom bundle for one legend. If players open 499 packs without receiving a single Heirloom shard drop, pack 500 is guaranteed to drop them.
The second way is to participate in the Anniversary Collection event. Players who collect all 24 pieces during that specific event have received a full set of 150 shards to purchase the Heirloom of their choice.
But as in this case, a simple connectivity error rewarded the player with the heirloom. As he desperately explained, he didn't actually try to do this and didn't want to get banned for such a simple mistake. And based on the later tweets, the glitch that allowed this to happen is not replicable.
Eventually he was able to fix the problem and the heirloom went away, but it's pretty crazy to see that a simple connection problem gave a player one of the rarest items in the game.