28 Jul 2021 3:59 PM +00:00

How To Get Heirloom Shards in Apex Legends and Craft Heirloom Weapons In Season 9

No doubt most of you reading are patiently waiting for the day that Apex pack blasts open with red lights. If you have no idea what we're talking about, it's Apex Legends' Heirlooms.

Heirloom Shards are perfect for flexing your might when climbing the Apex Legends ranked ladder, and although they won't help your gameplay at all, they can be used to create Heirlooms, incredibly sought-after items that many of the characters on our Apex Legends tier list can use to make their melee attacks look a lot cooler

Many players who have played since launch still haven't got their hands on one whereas some new players have been snagging them quickly, but how? Below we'll run through all we know about Heirlooms, Heirloom Shards and more!

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What Are Apex Legends Heirloom Shards?

Heirloom Shards are craftable items that can be redeemed to make extremely rare "Heirloom" items with bespoke dialogue and banner options, as well as designs that mirror the legend that they were created for.

Think of them as the snazziest items for each Legend outside of character skins, but much harder to earn.

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How To Get Apex Legends Heirloom Shards

Heirloom Shards can be found in Apex Packs, which players receive through ranking up or purchasing them. You can also earn shards through the Battle Pass.

If you're one of the lucky ones, once you get your Heirloom Shards, you can craft an heirloom of your choosing. So far there are 10 Heirlooms and more arrive each season so if your main doesn't have one yet, try to be patient, your day will come.

Can You Get Heirloom Shards From Free Apex Packs?

Yes, to put it simply, heirloom shards can be found in any Apex Pack, free or otherwise. Meaning if you grind out the Battle Pass and redeem your Apex Packs, you'll be closer and closer to your Heirloom.

How Many Apex Packs Do I Have To Open To Get an Heirloom?

The reason you may hear a number of Apex Legends players moaning about Heirlooms is because you only have a 1 in 500 chance of getting one, meaning it could take you up to your 500th Apex Pack to get one.

How Much Does 500 Apex Packs Cost?

Depending on your currency each Apex Pack costs about a dollar, so if you're planning on buying your way to an Heirloom, you're going to have to spend half a grand to do so.

Be sure to check the store too as there may be a bundle containing Apex Packs too! Some of these bundles contain a large amount of these packs so check back regularly.


Apex Legends Packs Calculator

Most of us don't really think to keep track of every single Apex Pack we open.

Well, luckily there's an online Apex Pack Calculator to help them figure out how close they may actually be to obtaining Heirloom Shards from a Pack.

The tool takes into account a multitude of different factors like:

  • Account Level
  • Battle Pass purchases / levels
  • Daily Treasure Packs obtained
  • Packs purchased
  • Twitch Prime Membership
  • More

If you're like me and didn't pay much attention to these aspects since day one, then we can be sad together that we don't even know how many packs are left before getting your Heirloom.

All Apex Legends Heirlooms

Below you can click the link to find out what each legend's Heirloom Pack contains!

Apex Legends Heirloom List

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