Apex Legends officially released on February 4, and players are already clamoring for ways to unlock the numerous cosmetic items that are included in the game. To do that, players need to get their hands on one of the three in-game currencies available; Apex Coins, Legend Tokens and Crafting Metals.
With Apex Legends releasing for free on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, it will come as no surprise that the game includes micro-transactions, allowing players to purchase new weapon skins, banners and voice quips.
None of these items provide players with any competitive advantage in the game, but will make your character stand out from the pack with some awesome gear.
The easiest way to get your hands on new items is by buying some Apex Coins, which are available for purchase in the game using real-world money.
Players can spend anywhere from $9.99 up to $99.99 on this currency, which can then be used to buy Apex Packs or specific items found in the in-game store or the Armory.
For players who don’t want to spend any cash on the game, Apex Packs can also be unlocked by simply playing the game, as Apex Packs are offered as rewards to players who have levelled up.
Legend Tokens are also awarded to players for reaching the next level, allowing players who earn enough of them to unlock the two locked characters in Apex Legends at release, Caustic and Mirage.
Finally, players can also unlock new items using Crafting Metals. These can be exchanged for weapons skins inside the Armory, but currently the only way to get your hands on them is inside Apex Packs.
Respawn have released the expected drop rate for the rarity level of items that can be found inside them, with players having a 100% chance of finding at least one rare item inside.
For those planning on buying Apex Packs but worried about getting the same item multiple times, Respawn have confirmed that Apex Packs have duplicate protection, meaning that once you have unlocked an item, you won’t receive it from an Apex Pack again.
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