Pathfinder is all but confirmed as the next legend to receive a premium Heirloom set in Apex Legends, after new datamined information revealed a number of details about the robot’s animations and effects.
According to code leaks revealed by data-miner That1MiningGuy combined with a previously revealed image of boxing gloves, the Forward Scout will likely have an Heirloom skin stylized similarly to the old Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em plastic robot fighters.
Heirlooms are one of the most valuable cosmetic items in Apex, and can’t be crafted or purchased through the shop. They’re only available through loot boxes, and at a small percentage chance at that, so it makes sense Respawn would go all-in on an iconic theme for Pathfinder’s first ultra-rare release.
So far, Wraith, Bloodhound, and Lifeline have been bestowed the fancy cosmetics, with each leaning heavily into parts of their character—Lifeline boasts shining drumsticks, Wraith wields a kunai knife, and Bloodhound gained a deadly axe.
— Shrugtal (@shrugtal) November 5, 2019
After data-miner Shrugtal leaked the boxing gloves, many doubted the veracity of the information, and instead suggested the robot character would likely have an ice pick, which he wielded in his concept art, as an heirloom item.
The image from the game files depicts a pair of brightly-colored boxing gloves that feature a smiley face exactly like Pathfinder’s chest-computer images, and a cartoonish “POW!” across the wrists of the potential Heirloom cosmetic.
Now, That1MiningGuy’s own code leaks have all but confirmed it was right, with keywords like “jab,” “melee,” and “draw fist” appearing in code added to the game after Apex’s latest major update on December 3.
It seems like not only will Pathfinder be donning the boxing gloves with his Heirloom set, but there are also a few other things included too, namely a mention of “Easter” based around melee and sprint animations. Maybe a new event next year?
So when is Pathfinder's Heirloom being released?
Respawn has yet to officially announce when Pathfinder’s Heirloom set will be joining the game, or even that he will be getting one, but there’s a good chance the ultra-rare cosmetic pack is coming alongside the game’s next LTM event.
Considering Bloodhound received theirs during the divisive Iron Crown event on August 13, and Lifeline’s dropped two months later on October 15 amid Halloween’s Fight or Fright, it makes sense for the next pack to drop mid-December.
As luck, or perfect planning from Respawn, would have it, the next limited-time mode—a Mirage-themed 'Winter Express' Train event—has already been leaked through the game’s code as well, adding to the likelihood we’ll see Pathfinder’s Heirloom set this month.
It can be confirmed that, like past releases, the new set will require players to collect all 24 packs Holo-Day Bash Collection packs, before the ultra-rare cosmetics are added to the loot pool with a less than 1% chance post-event.
While some may have been hoping the robot scout’s next addition to the game was similar to this interesting skin-bug that looked like a Legendary outfit, most will be pleased to see the much-loved character bestowed his Heirloom box gloves.
It’s not the only cosmetic Pathfinder is receiving soon either, with confirmation a Star Wars Jedi crossover event will be turning the legend into a carbon copy, color-wise at least, of Fallen Order protagonist Cal Kestis’ little sidekick droid BD-1.