Apex Legends Currency and Loot Box Guide – Apex Legends Wiki Guide
Last Edited: 10 Mar 2019 9:17 am
As a free-to-play game, Apex Legends features different kinds of currency along with loot boxes called Apex Packs. On this page we’ll break down what you can earn in Apex Packs, how to earn Apex Legends’ premium currency, and details on the other two currencies.
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How to Earn Apex Packs and How Much Each Apex Pack Costs in Apex Legends
The most common way to obtain cosmetics in Apex Legends is through Apex Packs, which feature three various cosmetics in each pack. According to Respawn, players can earn a total of 45 free Apex Packs between level 1 and level 100 (the level cap).
The Apex Packs are also available for purchase through Apex Legends’ premium currency, Apex Coins.
You cannot outright purchase Apex Packs. You must first purchase the Apex Coins.
Chance and Loot Rates for Apex Packs in Apex Legends
Good news! Apex Packs do not drop item duplicates in Apex Legends. Here are the probabilities of drops having something greater than common items:
- 100% – Rare Item or Better
- 24.8% – Epic or Better
- 7.4% – Legendary
Apex Packs also have a thing called “bad luck protection,” which means you will earn at least one Legendary item withing 30 pulls.
Each Apex Pack can have three items from any of the following cosmetic types:
- Weapon Skins
- Legend Skins
- Legend Finishers
- Banner Frames
- Banner Poses
- Banner Stat Trackers
- Intro Quips
- Kill Quips
- Crafting Metals
The Bonus Heirloom set is a very, very special drop with a <1% chance it'll drop. There is currently only one Heirloom Set in Apex Legends. This set has three items for Wraith -- a Banner Pose, a Melee Weapon Skin, and an Intro Quip.
The Heirloom Set does not count as opening an Apex Pack, so you’ll get to open the pack you earned after receiving the bonus set. The Heirloom Set cannot be crafted. The Apex Legends FAQ states that “a player cannot open more than 500 Apex Packs without receiving an Heirloom set.”
Here’s an image of the Heirloom Set that was posted by kylew205 on Reddit:
Apex Legends features three kinds of currency, each of which can be acquired in unique ways. Legend Tokens and Crafting Metals can only be earned by playing Apex Legends, but Apex Coins are available for purchase.
Learn more about each on their respective pages by clicking their name.
- Apex Coins – Apex Legends’ premium currency that can be purchased with real money and earned by playing. You can spend it in the rotating shop.
- Legend Tokens – These can only be earned by playing Apex Legends. You can use them to unlock Legends and select cosmetics.
- Crafting Metals – These are only earned through Apex Packs. Use them to craft most cosmetics.