The new Lost Treasures event for Apex Legends has arrived, which means it’s time to hunt down a new heirloom. Of course, when I say hunt, I mean shell out a little over a hundred dollars until the game unlocks it for you. Similar to previous events in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale game, players can collect cosmetic items until they unlock a character’s specific heirloom.
This unique melee weapon is tied to a specific character and typically reflects either that legend’s personality or some aspect of their past. For example, Bloodhound’s is their hunting axe, while Octane’s is a butterfly knife/Stim syringe combo. During the Lost Treasures event, you can earn Mirage’s trophy heirloom, which is just a golden statue of the man himself.
How to Get Mirage’s Heirloom
Unfortunately, there are still only two ways to earn heirlooms in Apex Legends. The first is during this Lost Treasures event you purchase every cosmetic item in the event tab via the Lost Treasures Event Packs. Each pack guarantees you only one cosmetic from the event, however, you will never receive a duplicate. This means you will need to purchase a total of 24 loot boxes to unlock Mirage’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.
Doing the math, you would need to purchase $160 in Apex Coins to have enough to buy all of the Event Packs if you bought two sets of 10 and then the last four by themselves. So unless you have a lot of money saved up, don’t expect to earn this item any time soon. Keep in mind, it doesn’t matter what rank you are, how much you’ve played, or how good you are at Apex Legends, this cosmetic will cost you money during the event.
The other method is a bit more 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, so you’ll either need to keep count or just guess how close you are. After you earn your Heirloom Shards, you can purchase Mirage’s trophy after the Lost Treasures event has concluded. Otherwise, you’ll be limited to Pathfinder, Wraith, Octane, and Lifeline’s Heirlooms in the Heirloom tab.
In addition to the heirloom, Respawn Entertainment also introduced a number of buffs and nerfs to various characters. The two biggest are for Lifeline and Wraith, who each had their kits reworked so they could either more viable or less dominant in the current meta. Lifeline can now pick up downed players with her D.O.C. drone without committing herself to the fight. This means you can still fight enemies while reviving your teammate, making it dangerous for enemies to push.
Inversely, Wraith got his with a rather substantial nerf to her Tactical Ability. Now it takes longer to cast, in the hope that it will curb players from using it as a “get out of jail free” card when they’re attacking an enemy. Given Wraith’s tiny hitbox, this skill has always been annoying to fight against since it allowed players to be hyper-aggressive with almost no downside. For a full list of buff and nerfs, visit Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends news page, here.