How to Get Free Heirloom in Apex Legends 2024

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
10 Min Read
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Have you been playing Apex Legends for a while without getting an Heirloom? Don’t worry! After going through the article, you will learn how to get an Heirloom completely for free.

Since Apex Legends is a free-to-play FPS battle royale game set in the same universe as the Titanfall franchise of video games, Respawn Entertainment opted to use the “freemium” model to monetize this game. As such, players don’t have to purchase the game to enter the lobby.

Instead, players can purchase cosmetic items such as skins, battle passes, trackers, banners, emotes, and more to customize their play session in Apex Legends. Furthermore, players can also buy loot boxes called Apex packs that provide them with three random items. Among these cosmetic items, Heirlooms have the lowest drop rate.

As Heirlooms have the lowest drop rate of any cosmetic item in the game, so they are really sought after by the player base. Heirlooms are basically custom-made melee skins for each individual Legend in the game.

While Heirlooms were really ordinary when Respawn first introduced them back in 2019, the newer ones have seen a massive upgrade in terms of their looks, animations, sound effects, and other aspects. Suffice it to say, Respawn is definitely upping their game with each new heirloom release in recent times.

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How Many Heirlooms are There in Apex Legends?

Right now, in season 19, there are 19 Heirlooms in Apex Legends. Fuse was the last Legend to receive an Heirloom in the Harbingers Collection Event. Other Legends will receive their Heirlooms in the near future.

How Much Does an Heirloom Cost?

In general, Heirlooms cannot be bought with Apex Coins, Crafting Materials, or Legend Tokens. You can buy Heirlooms only with Heirloom Shards or by collecting all 24 items from the Collection Events that Respawn releases every season. However, you can only unlock specific Legend’s Heirlooms through the Collection Events.

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To get any Heirloom of your liking, you need to get Heirloom Shards by opening packs. Each Heirloom in Apex Legends costs 150 Heirloom Shards. And you can get these Heirloom Shards by opening 500 Apex Packs, as Respawn promises. However, if you’re lucky enough, you may get Heirloom Shards by opening just a few Apex packs. But the chance of it is .2%.

So, in theory, you need to open around 500 packs or spend close to $500 USD to get a guaranteed Heirloom. However, with effort, you can unlock your favorite Heirloom completely for free!

How to Get a Free Heirloom?

Before Season 14, getting a guaranteed Heirloom without spending money was almost impossible. However, starting in Season 14, Respawn increased the level cap to 2000. So, players can basically reach 500 levels 4 times now.

This means more Apex Packs for everyone! From levels 1–500, players could get exactly 199 Apex Packs. As a result, there was no way for players to get free Heirloom just by playing. However, because of the Level Cap increase, Respawn now rewards an additional 345 Apex Packs to everyone reaching the maximum level.

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So, every Apex Legend player can get a free Heirloom by reaching 2000 levels and getting 544 free Apex Packs. However, reaching the maximum level will not be a piece of cake. Players need to grind, earn a lot of XP, and level up in order to get their favorite Heirlooms.

Battle Passes also provide you with extra Apex Legends Packs in every season. Every Battle Pass usually rewards you with 12–15 free Apex Packs. Don’t forget the Treasure Packs and Events Respawn releases in each season. Completing these event challenges will also give you free Apex Packs that will add up and take you one step closer to getting a free Heirloom.

How to Reach Level 2000

The initial 500 levels in Apex Legends are easy to get through, as they only need a limited amount of XP. It gradually becomes harder as you start to climb up the levels. After you reach level 58, you will have to gain a steady 18000 XP in each level to attain the 500 levels.

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Here’s the detailed XP required to reach the first 500 levels:

LevelXP to reach next levelAdditional XP Required than Previous Level
1100N/A
226502550
339001250
44750850
55600850
66350750
77100750
87850750
98150300
108600450
119050450
129500450
139950450
1410400450
1510850450
1611300450
1711750450
1812200450
1912350150
2012500150
2112650150
2212800150
2312950150
2413100150
2513250150
2613400150
2713550150
2813700150
2913850150
3014000150
3114150150
3214300150
3314450150
3414600150
3514750150
3614900150
3715050150
3815200150
3915350150
4015500150
4115650150
4215800150
4315950150
4416100150
4516250150
4616400150
4716550150
4816700150
4916850150
5017000150
5117150150
5217300150
5317450150
5417600150
5517750150
5617900150
5718000100
58-500180000
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As mentioned earlier, the above levels and XP progressions apply only to first the first 1-500 Levels. However, to reach 2000 levels or 2-4 tiers, the XP requirement to reach the next level works differently.

Here is a full list of XP required for leveling up in Apex Legends for tier 2-4 Prestiges:

LevelXP to reach next level
1-10018,000
101-20020,000
201-30023,000
301-40028,000
401-50036,000
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Best Way to Reach Level 2000 in Apex

You need to earn more XP to level up faster in Apex Legends. With 1500 additional levels being added to the game, it will take more than just playing and leveling up your account, especially if you want to earn your desired Heirloom.

Best Way to Reach Level 2000 in Apex
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There are multiple ways to gain XP in the game. However, some ways are more efficient to gain XP than others. Surviving longer in BR mode, winning matches, and getting top finishes can gain you a tremendous amount of XP.

Don’t forget to play with your friends, as it will add 5 to 10% XP and help you to survive longer and win more matches than usual. Here are every possible ways you can gain XP in Apex Legends with exact values.

FactorXP Earned
Won Match900 XP
Top 5 Finish300 XP
Time Survived3 XP per second survived
Kills50 XP per kill
Damage Done0.25 XP per 1 damage point
Revive Ally25 XP per revive
Respawn Ally200 XP per respawn
First Kill of the Day500 XP
Killed Champion500 XP per kill of the champion squad
Kill Leader50 XP if the player had been the kill leader in a match at any point
Champion Squad500 XP if the player was the champion squad going into a match
Playing with Friends+5% XP bonus to Time Survived
Playing with Friends (x2)+10% XP bonus to Time Survived
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Also, purchasing Premium Battle Pass is one of the easiest ways to level up your account as it offers XP boosts as rewards. These boosts add a 10% bonus for winning and getting to the top 5 positions in BR mode. They stack and apply to everyone in the player’s party (up to 300%) and reset every season.

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Final Verdict

So, there you go! Now you know everything about Heirlooms and how to get them for free in 2024. Use this information, hop into the Outlands, and keep grinding smartly until you get your desired Heirloom faster than anyone else.

By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.