Apex Legends

How to Get Heirloom Shards in Apex Legends

Heirloom Shards are one of the most desirable currencies in Apex Legends.
Heirloom Shards are one of the most desirable currencies in Apex Legends. / Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment/EA

How can players get Heirloom Shards in Apex Legends? Heirloom shards are easily one of the most coveted items in the game, as they are used to purchase Heirlooms, an ultra-rare set of cosmetic items in the game. So, how can players get their hands on this uber-valuable currency?

How To Get Heirloom Shards in Apex Legends

Apex Packs can contain Heirloom Shards.
Apex Packs are the only way to get Heirloom Shards. / Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment/EA

Heirloom shards can only be obtained through Apex Packs, lootboxes that are collected through ranking up or by spending real money. Even then, they're an incredibly rare drop from Apex Packs. Each pack has a less than 1% chance of dropping, so many players may not even get their hands on any.

If a player opens 499 Apex packs without getting any Heirloom Shards, then it is guaranteed the 500th Pack they open will contain shards.

Which Legends have Heirloom Sets?

As of now, not every Legend has their own Heirloom set. Currently, the only Legends to have one are Wraith, Bloodhound, Lifeline, Pathfinder, Octane, Mirage, Caustic, Gibraltar, and Bangalore. Bangalore's Heirloom set was actually released very recently, as part of the new chaos theory event that dropped March 9.