A New “Heirloom” Optic with Red Rarity has Been Leaked in Apex Legends

Nafiu Aziz
By Nafiu Aziz
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A new type of optic with red rarity has been leaked in Apex Legends by a pretty reliable data miner.

Note: You are reading an old article from 2021. So, the information may not be up-to-date.

Apex Legends is a battle royale FPS game set in the same universe as the Titanfall franchise of video games. As such, Respawn Entertainment, the developers of Titanfall, borrowed a lot of features from the popular FPS game and then injected them directly into Apex with subtle balance changes.

Over the years, Respawn has released a lot of weapons, abilities, and characters from the mainline games. However, the number of optical attachments for weapons has remained the same since its release.

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New Weapon Attachments are Coming

The rumor of a new cryo grenade started to become mainstream following a leak from a prominent Apex Legends data miner. And now, data miners are suggesting a new type of optical attachment might be making its way into the live game soon.

Weapon attachments in Apex Legends usually come in different tiers. They are all color-coordinated to their rarity in the game. Right now, there are four tiers of weapon attachments in the game, such as white (level 1), blue (level 2), purple (level 3), and gold (level 4).

Apex heirloom optic
Image via garret

This leaked optic attachment is rumored to be of red tier. In the current state of the game, care package-only weapons have a red rarity. This means the upcoming red optical attachment for weapons could have additional perks that make them eligible to have that red rarity marker.

How will it Work?

Apex heirloom optic
Image via Srugtal

As of writing, the data miners have no idea regarding how this red-tier optic will work in the live game. Even though there is no real evidence out there that would explain what this sight will do when attached to a weapon, some believe this “heirloom” optic could provide players with a wall scan or soft aimbot similar to the smart pistol from the classic Titanfall games.

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Nafiu Aziz is an avid gamer and a writer at GameRiv, covering Apex Legends, CS:GO, VALORANT, and plenty of other popular FPS titles in between. He scours the internet daily to get the latest scoop in esports.