Apex Legends heirlooms: what they are and how to earn them

Everything you need to know about these super rare cosmetics

Gibraltar wearing a blue and white set of armour shouts as he charges forward, club in hand

Apex Legends heirlooms are the crème de la crème of in-game cosmetics. These shiny little melee weapons are specific to each legend and can only be purchased through Apex Legends shards – a form of in-game currency that is particularly difficult to earn.

But Heirlooms aren’t just rare intimate objects to whack over the head of your enemies, they help you stand out from the rest of legends in the arena. That’s because Apex Legends Heirlooms also give your characters neat little quips as well as banner poses and, of course, an incredible looking skin.

So what are Apex Legends Heirlooms and how do you get them? Here’s everything you need to know about these stylish cosmetics, including which ones belong to each Apex Legend, what the chances are of picking up Apex Legends Heirloom Shards, and more.

What are Apex Legends Heirlooms?

Apex Legends Heirlooms are super duper rare melee cosmetics. While they don’t give your chosen champion an in-game advantage, they do add a little bit of flair to your Apex Legends ranked wins. However, not every Apex Legend character has an Heirloom set.

Apex Legends Heirlooms are added to games with Collection Events, but these events are rare in themselves. This means that not every legend has an Heirloom set yet, and the ones that do, only have one.

These sets, if you’re lucky to nab one for the grand old price of 150 shards, contain a rare weapon skin (which you can see below), a character quip, and a banner pose.

Bangalore runs up to Caustic out of a smoke

How do you get Apex Legends Heirlooms?

The best way of unlocking Apex Legends Heirlooms is by earning Apex Legends Heirloom Shards. Unfortunately this type of currency is pretty rare to get your hands on.

That’s because the only way to get hold of these shards is by opening Apex Packs – but there’s less than a 1% chance you’ll find some. These shards drop in amounts of 50, meaning if you’ve kissed a four leaf clover and found the end of a rainbow, you can pick up 150 shards (the full price of a Heirloom) in one pack. As you might have guessed from our sarcasm though, that’s not likely to happen.

Players are guaranteed some Apex Legends Heirloom Shards at least once in every 500 Apex Packs, though.

You can also technically earn Heirloom Shards though Collection Events. Players will be given a Heirloom set for obtaining all 24 cosmetics during an event – but this can cost you a pretty penny.

Apex Legends heirloom sets

There are currently ten Apex Legends Heirloom sets in the game right now. They are as follows:

A Revenant quip, sickle melee weapon skin, and banner pose

Revenant Apex Legends Heirloom Set

Revenant’s Apex Legends Heirloom set was introduced with the Genesis Collection Event in June 2021.

Here’s what it contains:

  • Dead Man’s Curve melee weapon skin
  • No Escape banner pose
  • “You don’t want to see this up close, skin bag” quip

A banner pose, melee skin, and quip for Bangalore

Bangalore Apex Legends Heirloom set

Bangalore’s Apex Legends Heirloom set was introduced with the Chaos Theory Collection Event in March 2021.

Here’s what it contains:

  • Cold Steel melee weapon skin
  • No Gun, No Problem banner pose
  • “Hope you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty” quip

A pose, quip, and melee weapon skin for Gibraltar

Gibraltar APEX LEGENDS HEIRLOOM SET

Gibraltar’s Apex Legends Heirloom set was introduced with the Fight Night Collection Event in January 2021.

Here’s what it contains:

  • War Club melee weapon skin
  • Like a Rock banner pose
  • “When this is over, they’ll all know the name Gibraltar” quip

A quip, banner pose, and melee skin for Caustic

Caustic APEX LEGENDS HEIRLOOM SET

Caustic’s Apex Legends Heirloom set was introduced with the Aftermarket Collection Event in October 2020.

Here’s what it contains:

  • Death Hammer melee weapon skin
  • Hammer Time banner pose
  • “I look forward to getting my hands on you” quip

A quip, banner pose, and melee skin for Mirage

Mirage APEX LEGENDS HEIRLOOM SET

Mirage’s Apex Legends Heirloom set was introduced with the Lost Treasures Collection Event in June 2020.

Here’s what it contains:

  • Too Much Witt melee weapon skin
  • You Really Love Me banner pose
  • “Excited to see you all in the ring. Don’t worry there’s plenty of me’s to go around” quip

A quip, banner pose, and melee skin for Octane

Octane APEX LEGENDS HEIRLOOM SET

Octane’s Apex Legends Heirloom set was introduced with the System Override Collection Event in March 2020.

Here’s what it contains:

  • Butterfly Knife melee weapon skin
  • Spin and Flick banner pose
  • “Run fast, hit fast, win fast” quip#

A quip, banner pose, and melee skin for Pathfinder

Pathfinder APEX LEGENDS HEIRLOOM SET

Pathfinder’s Apex Legends Heirloom set was introduced with the Holo-Day Bash Collection Event in December 2019.

Here’s what it contains:

  • Boxing Gloves melee weapon skin
  • Lights Out banner pose
  • “Did you see how great I was? I did all kinds of amazing moves… are you listening?” quip

A quip, pose, and melee skin for Lifeline

Lifeline APEX LEGENDS HEIRLOOM SET

Lifeline’s Apex Legends Heirloom set was introduced with the Fright or Fright Collection Event in October 2019.

Here’s what it contains:

  • Shock Sticks melee weapon skin
  • Shock Sticks banner pose
  • “Check yo’ self or wreck yo’self” quip

A quip, pose, and melee weapon skin for Bloodhound

Bloodhound APEX LEGENDS HEIRLOOM SET

Bloodhound’s Heirloom set was introduced with the Iron Crown Collection Event in August 2019.

Here’s what it contains:

  • Raven’s Bite melee weapon skin
  • Glory Hound banner pose
  • “I honour those who’ve risen, not those who’ve fallen” quip

A quip, banner pose, and melee skin for Wraith

Wraith APEX LEGENDS HEIRLOOM SET

Wraith’s Heirloom set was introduced when Apex Legends launched in February 2019.

Here’s what it contains:

  • Kunai Melee weapon skin
  • Fearless banner pose
  • “You know what I look like – come find me” quip

So there you have it, everything we know so far about Apex Legends Heirlooms. We’ll keep this guide updated with any new developments, so watch this space.

While we’ve got you, make sure to check out the latest on the Apex Legends Arenas ranks, as well as the Apex Legends tier list.

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