Apex Legends player discovers Valkyrie heirloom’s secret shotgun animation

Philip Trahan
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Respawn Entertainment

An Apex Legends player has discovered another one of the secret, rare animations tied to the newest Legend heirloom: Valkyrie’s ‘Suzaku’ spear.

Apex Legends heirlooms are the rarest collectibles players can potentially earn, giving specific Legends some epic flair.

Each heirloom gives its respective owner a new item to fool around with when their weapon is holstered, as well as special melee animations.

Now, one Apex Legend player has seemingly discovered an especially rare animation surrounding Valkyrie’s heirloom which mimics a shotgun cocking.

Apex Legend player finds secret Valkyrie heirloom animation

Valkyrie heirloom in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
The Suzaku is Valkyrie’s heirloom – finally official.

Reddit user ‘Eionceal‘ posted their discovery on the Apex Legends subreddit, which consisted of a short clip showcasing Valkyrie’s “secret shotgun animation.”

The clip shows Valkyrie holstering an R-301 then pulling out her spear, only to cock it like a pump-action shotgun before firing off an energy blast.

It doesn’t appear as if the spear actually shoots out a beam that can damage opponents, but it’s a cool animation nonetheless.

It also seems as though this is an extremely rare animation, as many players in the comments said they’ve never seen the animation before.

Respawn is known for hiding various rare animations in Legend heirlooms, like Mirage’s secret Porkchop animation which quickly became a meme among the community.

Considering Valkyrie’s heirloom only recently debuted in the Awakening Collection Event on June 21, it’s no wonder players are still discovering new animations.

While the heirloom has only been in player’s hands for just over a week now, those lucky enough to have picked it up seem very happy with the quality of the heirloom overall.

For now, only time will tell if the Apex Legends community will find any more hidden secrets surrounding Valkyrie’s Suzaku heirloom.