Free to play games have a classic mold. You download the base game for free, then you’re introduced to an in-game currency used to unlock cosmetics for your characters and weapons, and then you learn that you can purchase said in-game currency for real money. Apex Legends is no different.
As far as customization options go, Respawn Entertainment didn’t mess around. There are dozens of weapon and character skins, taunts, and profile attributes to unlock with Apex Coins, Crafting Metal, and Legend Tokens.
Every cosmetic piece in Apex Legends is assigned a tier based on the likelihood that it’ll appear in an Apex Pack. There are Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary items, Common being, well, common, and Legendary being extremely rare.
The only cosmetics that are not categorized into one of the rarity tiers are in the elusive Bonus Heirloom set. The Bonus Heirloom set can only be found by opening Apex Packs and there is less than a one percent chance you’ll open it. The set includes a Banner Pose, an Intro Quip, and a Melee Weapon Skin (a.k.a. Wraith’s Kunai) for Wraith.
There is one guaranteed way to unlock the Bonus Heirloom set but unfortunately, it’s extremely expensive. According to the Apex Legends site, “a player cannot open more than 500 Apex Packs without receiving an Heirloom set.” In other words, to ensure that you’ll get it, you’re going to have to open up hundreds of loot boxes and hope that luck is on your side WAY before you reach the guaranteed 500th pack.
Math isn’t my strong suit, but I’m going to try to break it down. Assuming that you’re trying to get the best deal on Apex Coins, you’ll have to purchase 4350 AC for $39.99. Every Apex Pack costs 100
If you’re a Wraith main and have $500 laying around, you’re in luck. Respawn hasn’t released many details, but there are supposedly going to be more Heirloom sets added to the game in the future. Stay tuned to Metahuman Entertainment for the latest Apex Legends news.
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