An Apex Legend player has come up with an interesting idea to tweak how loot boxes work, specifically how fans can get their hands on the hard to find heirlooms.
Ever since it launched back in February of 2018, Apex Legends has proven to be a popular addition to the battle royale market – even, once, knocking Fortnite off its perch. While it hasn’t hit those lofty heights since, a dedicated fan base still remains, and Respawn Entertainment have been pumping out new content.
The developers have given fans Season 3: Meltdown with a whole new map, a raft of new cosmetics, and even a limited-time mode. Yet, that’s not stopped players for coming up with their own ideas for how to get some of the rarer cosmetics around – heirlooms.
Heirlooms are legendary weapon skins designed specifically for a certain legend and can take quite a pretty penny to find inside Apex Packs. While Respawn has confirmed that opening 500 packs will guarantee an heirloom, it might not be the one you want.
Redditor EclipseQQ has come up with a way to get around that though. In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, they theorized that Respawn could, easily, change the system so that you receive an ‘Heirloom Token’ that can be exchanged for the one which you fancy.
This would mean that players who don’t play as Wraith could choose to select Bloodhound’s Raven’s Bite or Lifeline’s Two Shock Batons or vice versa.
They could also be held on to until an heirloom for a player’s commonly used legend came to market, saving them quite some time and effort.
Some fans, like user vokari, were on board with the idea, noting that players should at least get a choice after being willing to buy at least 500 packs. Another, kd4w6, took things one step further, adding that players should also be able to swap out an owned heirloom for something else.
Of course, there’s no way of knowing if Respawn would ever consider using the idea in-game, especially when the continual purchases of loot boxes are a huge way to bring in revenue.
As for the heirlooms themselves, it remains to be seen if the developers have any other designs up their sleeve for the remainder of season three.