Respawn Entertainment have finally revealed Octane’s new Heirloom set in Apex Legends Season 4, which will be coming as part of the new System Override Collection Event.
Heirlooms are the rarest type of cosmetic items in Apex Legends; they’re often very difficult and costly to obtain from regular Apex Packs. There are currently only four sets in the game, one for Wraith, Bloodhound, Lifeline, and Pathfinder.
On March 3, with the launch of the recently-announced System Override Collection Event, Octane will become the fifth Legend to have his own set, and the premier item is a butterfly knife.
The knife features a green and black color scheme, the same used for Octane himself. It’s definitely got an elegant design to it, and the central green section looks like flowing liquid, similar to the serum the Legend uses to boost his speed.
Much like how the weapon functions in CS:GO, for example, players will be able to twirl it around their fingers as they zoom across the World’s Edge map with The Adrenaline Junkie.
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As has been the case for the first four sets, Octane’s Heirloom will include three items in total – the butterfly knife melee weapon skin, a banner pose, and intro quip – the latter two haven’t been revealed yet.
How to get “free” Octane Heirloom
As has been the case for the past few Heirloom sets released in Apex Legends, this new one for Octane will technically be “free,” since players won’t need to actually purchase it directly.
Once System Override kicks off, there will be 24 event-exclusive cosmetic items available in packs, direct purchase, or crafting. Once you unlock all 24 items, Octane’s Heirloom will be automatically added to your inventory.
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So don’t get too excited about EA calling the set “free,” since you’ll still have to probably spend a good chunk of change collecting the other cosmetics. That said, it will be a lot cheaper and faster to unlock it this way rather than waiting after the event, when it will only be available in regular Apex Packs.
In addition to Octane’s new set, Respawn also announced that a major change to Heirlooms was coming soon in the form of Shards:
“We’re changing up the Heirloom system to make it easier for you to acquire the heirloom you want. Instead of an entire Heirloom set dropping at once, you’ll now receive Heirloom shards. You can then use those shards to pick the exact Heirloom set you’d like. The shards will have the same drop rate as the previous system so that after 500 Apex Packs, you will have enough Heirloom Shards to obtain an Heirloom set from the Heirloom shop. And don’t worry, your existing progress towards the 500 Apex Packs will carry over with the switch. Remember that once a player owns all of the Heirloom sets, the player will not be eligible to receive more shards until more Heirloom Sets are added to the game.”
For more details about how this new system will work, make sure to visit our Apex Legends Heirloom Shards info page.
This new event, one of the bigger ones we’ve had since the launch of Season 4, will be kicking off on Tuesday, March 3 for two weeks, wrapping up on Tuesday, March 17.
It will feature a new limited-time mode called Deja Loot, which will be played on both World’s Edge and Kings Canyon, and will debut a new type of equipment called Evo Shield.
There will also be several cosmetics that can be unlocked for free by grinding the game during that time, in addition to the 24 items and Octane’s Heirloom set.