Apex legends heirloom shards

Apex Legends: How to Get Heirloom Shards & What They Do

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The System Override event has just started in Apex Legends and alongside its Deja Loot limited-time mode and 24 event-exclusive cosmetics comes an overhaul to the Heirloom system and how you obtain them in the game. That’s because it’s all about Heirloom Shards now. In this Apex Legends Heirloom Shards guide, we’ll talk you through how to get them, what they are, and what they’re used for.

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Apex Legends Heirloom Shards

Apex Legends Heirloom Shards
Heirloom Shards in Apex Legends | Image Credit: Reddit

Before the System Override event kicked off in Apex Legends, the only way you could get a character’s Heirloom set that had already been and gone from a limited-time event was to open 500 Apex Packs. Within those 500 packs, you were guaranteed to get an Heirloom at some point, but it would be random. If you got an Heirloom for a character you didn’t like, tough.

With the System Override event, EA and Respawn have taken the time to overhaul this method. Now, within the 500 Apex Packs, you’ll instead be given an Heirloom Shard.

Getting Heirloom Shards in Apex Legends

As we eluded to above, the only way of getting Heirloom Shards is to simply buy Apex Crates and hope for the best.

You’ll be guaranteed to get an Heirloom Shard drop every 500 crates you open, and any progress you’d made towards that number prior to the System Override event taking place will carry over.

Using Heirloom Shards

Once you’ve got some Heirloom Shards, you can then simply exchange these for whichever Heirloom you want. Keep in mind that unlocking an Heirloom item will also unlock that character’s Heirloom banner, too.

That’s everything you need to know on how to get Heirloom Shards in Apex Legends. For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to stick with Twinfinite.

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Chris Jecks has been covering the games industry for over eight years. He typically covers new releases, FIFA, Fortnite, any good shooters, and loves nothing more than a good Pro Clubs session with the lads. Chris has a History degree from the University of Central Lancashire. He spends his days eagerly awaiting the release of BioShock 4.