Apex Legends’ leaked Anniversary Event will allow players to get an heirloom of their choice from the Heirloom Shop instead of a fixed one.
Heirlooms in Apex Legends are an ultra-rare set of cosmetic items for specific legends. Heirlooms in Apex Legends have less than a 1% chance of dropping so you can imagine the amount of luck needed to get one of these. But on the 500th Apex Pack, there is a guarantee to get 150 Heirloom shards. These heirloom shards can be used to then buy the Heirloom of your choice from the Apex Legends heirloom shop.
New Heirlooms are introduced in each collection event and players can unlock the heirloom by collecting all 24 event items. So this offers improved odds of getting an heirloom. But previous events had a problem where you could only get the newest heirloom from the event. That might soon change for the better as a new leak surfaces.
Season 8 Anniversary Collection Event is Different:
During the previous Anniversary Collection Event, players could only get the new heirloom that was introduced in the collection event. So this meant that players who only play the agent associated with the event heirloom would become interested to spend money during the collection events. That’s just a bad business model as Apex Legends is a free game and Respawn makes money from cosmetic items.
So if only a fraction of the player base is interested in the event cosmetic then that means the revenue generation is also small. But that might soon change as new leaks suggest a change is coming in the Season 8 Anniversary Collection Event.
A renowned leaker in the Apex Legends community called Shrugtal has recently shared with us what this change might be. According to the leaker, players will now be awarded 150 heirloom shards instead of the new heirloom. With the heirloom shards, players can choose any heirloom of their choice from the heirloom shop. This will make all players interested in participating in the event for a chance to earn their favorite legends heirloom.
This is still just a leak so take it with a grain of salt as we still don’t have any official announcement. But if the leak is true then this is indeed a welcome change and will surely help to improve the quality of the Anniversary event and increase participation of players.