Have you been playing Apex Legends for a while without getting an Heirloom? We got you covered. Here, we’ll guide you through everything that you need to know about getting a free Heirloom in Apex Legends 2023.
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 lobbies.
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 players with 3 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, 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 basic 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 15, there are 16 heirlooms in Apex Legends. Seer was the last legend to receive an heirloom in the Lunar New Year Collection Event. Other Legends will receive their Heirlooms in the near future.
How Much Does an Heirloom Cost?
In general, Heirlooms can not 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 Event that Respawn releases every Season. However, you can only unlock specific Heirlooms from the Collection Events.
To get any Heirloom of your liking, you need to get the Heirloom Shards by opening packs. Each Heirloom costs 150 Heirloom Shards. Apex Legends guarantees you an Heirloom in every 500 packs. So, in theory, you need to 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 on Apex Legends was almost impossible. However, starting from Season 14, Respawn increased the level cap to a maximum of 2000. Players can basically reach Level 500 up to 4 times from Season 14.
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 will now provide additional 345 Apex Packs to everyone reaching the maximum level.
So from now on, every Apex Legend player can get a free Heirloom by reaching 2000 Levels and getting 544 free Apex Packs. However, reaching to maximum level will not be a piece of cake. Players need to grind, earn a huge amount of XP, and level up in order to get their shiny Heirloom.
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 Quests and Events Respawn release in each Season. Completing these event challenges also give you free Apex Packs that will add up and take you one step closer to getting a free Heirloom.
XP Required For Leveling Up to Level 2000
The initial levels in Apex Legends are easy to get through, as they only need a limited XP. It gradually becomes hard 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. You need to go through levels 1-500 three additional times to reach maximum levels by gaining XPs.
Here is a full list of XPs required for leveling up in Apex Legends for tier 1 Prestige:
|Level||XP to reach next level||Additional XP Required than Previous Level|
The mentioned above Levels and XP progressions apply only to first the first 1-500 Levels, meaning tier 1 Prestige. However, for tiers 2-4 Prestiges, the required points are different than for tier 1 Prestige.
Here is a full list of XPs required for leveling up in Apex Legends for tier 2-4 Prestiges:
|Level||XP to reach next level|
Most Efficient Ways To Level Up Faster
You need to earn XPs 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.
There are multiple ways how you can gain XP in the game. However, some factors are more efficient for XP gaining 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.
|Won Match||900 XP|
|Top 5 Finish||300 XP|
|Time Survived||3 XP per second survived|
|Kills||50 XP per kill|
|Damage Done||0.25 XP per 1 damage point|
|Revive Ally||25 XP per revive|
|Respawn Ally||200 XP per respawn|
|First Kill of the Day||500 XP|
|Killed Champion||500 XP per kill of the champion squad|
|Kill Leader||50 XP if the player had been the kill leader in a match at any point|
|Champion Squad||500 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|
Also, having a Battle Pass is one of the easiest ways to level up your account as it offers XP Boosts as rewards. These add a 10% bonus to Top 5 and Win XP. They stack and apply to everyone in the player’s party (up to 300%) and reset every Season.
So, there you go! Now you know everything about Heirlooms and how to get them for free in 2023. Use this information, hop into the Outlands and keep grinding smartly until you get your desired Heirloom faster than anyone else.