How to Get Heirloom Shards in Apex Legends Mobile
Apex Legends Mobile is set to launch on 17th May and fans are excited to try out how the popular battle royale feels with touch controls. One of the ways Respawn Entertainment monetizes the game is through heirlooms. Characters receive special melee skins with unique animations and they are the rarest items in the game. While they can set you back by anything between $180 USD to $440 USD depending on how you unlock them, it is possible to get heirloom shards for free in Apex Legends Mobile.
How to get heirloom shards for free in Apex Legends Mobile
The only way to get heirloom shards for free in Apex Legends Mobile is by getting lucky with the 0.002% drop rate or by opening 500 Apex packs. You will get 150 heirloom shards guaranteed on opening 500 Apex packs which will allow you to unlock an existing heirloom or you can save up the currency and wait for a new heirloom set to release. As you level up your account and participate in events, you will get access to Apex packs.
Each legend gets their “Collection” event and if you unlock all 24 collection items which include 12 legendary and 12 epic items. If you unlock all the items by purchasing event packs or by crafting them, you will get access to the associated heirloom from the event. It is possible to get an heirloom for free by crafting all 24 items but the odds of you getting enough crafting materials as a new player are slim to none.
How to buy heirlooms in Apex Legends Mobile
You cannot directly buy heirloom shards in Apex Legends Mobile. You will need to purchase Apex Packs in hopes of getting the extremely rare drop of 150 Heirloom Shards. You could also purchase 24 Collection event packs when an event is available to unlock the associated heirloom. The price of 500 Apex packs is $440 USD which will also grant you access to at least 25 legendary items and 50 epic items. The price of an event heirloom is around $180. In addition to the heirloom, you will also unlock 12 epic and 12 legendary items that are available for a limited time.
Heirlooms do not offer any gameplay advantages and are purely cosmetic. The steep price of unlocking heirlooms is not worth it if you do not have disposable income. You should spend your money responsibly and go for the cosmetics only if you want to support the devs or really like a particular heirloom.