Apex Legends Heirloom Glitch: How To Get Free Heirlooms

Apex Legends Heirloom Glitch: How To Get Free Heirlooms
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Written by 

Coleman Hamstead


10th Nov 2022 11:00

The Apex Legends Heirloom glitch is a rare opportunity for Heirloom-less players to get their hands on one or more of these precious cosmetics. The latest bug in Apex Legends is an amusing one, as it allows players to get Heirlooms for free. What are you waiting for? Make haste before the Apex Legends Heirloom glitch gets fixed!

What Is The Apex Legends Heirloom Glitch?

The Apex Legends Heirloom glitch is a peculiar glitch in Apex where players can get and use any Heirloom for free, without purchasing it with Heirloom Shards. Apex Legends Heirlooms are typically the most sought-after cosmetics in Apex Legends, and unless you're extremely lucky, they take hundreds of hours — or hundreds of quid — to unlock. However, until this bug gets fixed by Respawn, anyone can get any Heirloom completely free with minimal effort.

Apex Legends Heirloom Glitch: How To Get Free Heirlooms 

To get Heirlooms for free in Apex Legends you will need to replicate the Heirloom glitch. To do this, load into the Apex Legends lobby and immediately return to the main menu. Now repeat these steps — loading into the lobby and exiting to the main menu — again and again. 

The goal is to overwhelm the game and cause a struggle loading in your profile. Usually, after some time, you'll notice your Currency in the top right corner of the screen bug out. While this is going on, quickly switch to the Legends tab and select the legend whose Heirloom you want. Then, in the bottom right, you will see the option to equip their Heirloom. Voilà, that character's Heirloom is yours to use in your next match. There is no limit to how many times you can perform this glitch, so it is possible to unlock all the available Heirlooms.

Since the Apex Legends Heirloom glitch is tied to a connectivity issue, it's easier to replicate if you naturally have a poor internet connection. If you can't seem to get it to work, try starting a match and leaving once you get in. When you return to the lobby, there should be a brief period where you can grab a free Heirloom.

Apex Legends Heirloom Glitch: Can You Get Banned For The Heirloom Glitch?

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While EA and Respawn Entertainment have yet to acknowledge the Apex Legends Heirloom glitch, the chance they'd ban anyone for executing this glitch is slim to none. The Heirloom glitch is more of a bug than an exploit, and you're not hurting anyone by using illegitimate Heirlooms. Also, by now, the glitch is so widespread that Respawn would need to dish out sweeping punishment to deal with all the offenders.

It's not a bad idea to avoid the glitch out of an abundance of caution, but you should be safe to have a little bit of temporary fun with some free Heirlooms. However, don't expect to keep your contraband forever. Respawn will almost certainly be reclaiming Heirlooms from anyone that didn't obtain them in the proper way.

So, if you ever wanted to feel what it's like to wield an Heirloom in Apex Legends, now is your chance! Just don't expect to keep it long-term.

With the Apex Legends new level cap, you can earn enough Apex Packs for a free Heirloom just by playing Apex.

Coleman Hamstead
About the author
Coleman Hamstead
Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.
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