Breakout your lab coats, strap on your gas mask, and get ready to embrace science because Apex Legends’ Chaos Theory event is almost here. Once again another collection of awesome cosmetics have hit the store, along with a needed round of nerfs and buffs for different legends/weapons. Similar to previous events, this one comes with a town takeover and a new heirloom for players to obtain. After literally two years of waiting, Bangalore is finally getting her own heirloom melee weapon. However, if you want to rock this glowing knife be prepared to spend some serious cash if you don’t have spare Heirloom Shards.
(Author’s Note: The Chaos Theory event isn’t live yet, but since the method for obtaining an heirloom hasn’t changed in two years we can’t imagine it will alter now. If any information does change, we will update this guide right away.)
How to Get Bangalore’s Heirloom
Unfortunately, there are still only two ways to earn heirlooms in Apex Legends. The first is during the Chaos Theory event, which requires you to purchase every cosmetic item in the event tab via the Chaos Theory Event Packs. Each pack guarantees you only one cosmetic from the event, however, you will never receive a duplicate. There’s also a higher chance to receive base legendary tier items. This means you will need to purchase a total of 24 loot boxes to unlock Bangalore’s heirloom. You can only buy Event Packs in either groups of 10 for 7,000 Apex Coins or individually for 700 Apex Coins each.
Breaking down the numbers, you would need to purchase $160 USD in Apex Coins just to have enough to buy all of the Event Packs. This, of course, assumes you bought two sets of ten and then the last four by themselves for 700 Coins each. You can reduce this price a little by purchasing the offers in the Chaos Theory event store, but it won’t save you much. Typically, the store is mainly for those who only want to buy specific, popular legend skins rather than the entire suite. Keep in mind, this cannot be earned any other way during the event. If you cannot afford all of these loot boxes then you’re going to have to go with the second option.
This method far more of a grind, but certainly possible if you haven’t earned an heirloom yet. After opening 500 Apex Packs you will earn 150 Heirloom Shards which can be spent unlocking one heirloom of your choice. There’s no way to track how many Apex Packs you’ve opened and you can get shards before hitting the 500 Apex Pack mark. This is just extremely rare and unreliable.
If you saved your Heirloom Shards from the Anniversary Event, then you can just wait until March 25th and buy Bangalore’s knife when it enters the store. Just go to the Store tab and select the Heirlooms tab in the middle to reveal all the heirlooms you can purchase with these shards. Again, this heirloom will only appear once the event has concluded, so if you earn some during the event just save them.