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Apex Legends player defies the odds by receiving Heirloom Shards in back-to-back packs

An Apex Legends player shows off their luck as they open two Apex Packs back-to-back with the same astonishing result.

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Apex Legends’ Heirloom cosmetic items are the rarest and most illustrious item in the game. However, they may not be to one lucky player.

Many OG Apex Legends players will have an Heirloom in Season 11, having played the game through multiple seasons. Some of the new players may not even know what an Heirloom is.

These Legend melee items are the most sought-after cosmetics in the game, with a very slim chance to receive Heirloom Shards in a pack. Some players who have been around since Season 1 are lacking an Heirloom, perhaps waiting for the next Collection Event to obtain one.

Having said that, one lucky player seems to have defied the odds.

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In order to get an Heirloom, you either have to get lucky, or purchase one in a Collection Event. With Season 11’s Collection Event still to come, players have an opportunity to get what could be Wattson’s Heirloom according to leaks.

The thing about purchasing Heirlooms in the Collection Events is that you can’t decide which one you get. When you get Heirloom Shards in a pack you get the freedom to pick from the bunch. Currently, there are 11 Heirlooms in the game.

One lucky player managed to beat the 1 in 500 chance of receiving Heirloom Shards, getting them in back-to-back packs, which is truly outrageous.

Back-to-back Heirlooms

Reddit user Moja11122233 is the lucky player responsible for beating these odds. They put up a post in the Apex Legends subreddit showing off their back-to-back Heirloom Shard packs.

As you can tell by the player’s reaction, this is pretty crazy and may also be their first Heirloom Shards. After the first set of shards, the player says “we finally got it, boys, we finally did it,” suggesting it is indeed the first time they have obtained Heirloom Shards.

The player then opens up another pack straight after, and you better believe they got the same result. Believing it’s a “glitch,” the reaction is of disbelief, not actually believing it until they check the Heirloom counter.

The chances of receiving two back to back is extremely slim. The feat even drew a reaction from one of the game’s developers: “cool now im freakin jealous and ive had all the ‘looms since wombs.”

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What is quite suspicious though is that the second pack of Heirloom Shards they received didn’t take away their pack count. They opened the pack with only two left, and after getting the shards for the second time, they still have two left.

Perhaps this is some sort of glitch and will be looked into by the devs. One thing is for sure though, this player was truly blessed and is no doubt enjoying the rewards.


For more on Apex Legends, check out how players are managing to reload quickly with Octane’s stim.

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Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 11 pick rates

Apex Legends Season 11 is well underway, but who has dominated the pick rates for Season 11 of Respawn’s battle royale so far?

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Season 11 of Apex Legends has tons of characters to choose from to enjoy its several maps. But who has the top Season 11 pick rates in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale shooter?

Apex Legends hit the ground running when it launched with eight different characters to choose from in its rival battle royale offering. The game suffered a notable lull when Call of Duty: Warzone launched, but with many players jumping ship to Respawn’s game in Season 10, Apex Legends Season 11 is pretty popular with gamers and streamers alike.

There are now a whopping 19 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. The newest one is Ash, she debuted alongside the new Storm Point map.

Between the Arenas mode and Ranked Leagues to compete in, thousands of matches have already been logged in Season 11, and we will break down and find the Legends with the highest pick rates in Season 11.

Apex Legends Season 11 pick rate ranked list

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This is our complete list of every character pick in Apex Legends, and we’ve ranked them in order to let you know which are favored more.

Here is every Apex Legends pick rate in Season 11 ranked, as of November 12, 2021, according to Apex Legends Status:

  1. Octane – 11.9%
  2. Wraith – 11.4%
  3. Ash – 10.7%
  4. Bloodhound – 9.1%
  5. Pathfinder – 8.7%
  6. Valkyrie – 6.8%
  7. Lifeline – 5.8%
  8. Bangalore – 4.8%
  9. Horizon – 4.5%
  10. Loba – 4.2%
  11. Gibraltar – 3.4%
  12. Mirage – 3.3%
  13. Fuse – 3.2%
  14. Caustic – 2.9%
  15. Wattson – 2.3%
  16. Seer – 2.1%
  17. Revenant – 2%
  18. Rampart – 1.7%
  19. Crypto – 1.3%

Most picked legends in Apex Legends Season 11

5. Pathfinder – 8.7%

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Pathfinder has slowly climbed his way up the rankings and gained many fans to become a part of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 8.7% and counting.

As a Recon class, Pathfinder simply excels in movements and traversing the game’s various maps. His Grappling Hook and Zipline Gun are simply invaluable assets that will help any team in a pinch – either because of the circle or a third-party situation. He consistently manages to stay in the top 5 as a result.

4. Bloodhound – 9.1%

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Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 11.

Bloodhound nearly always stays in and around the 8-11% mark as a season goes on, and they currently stand at 9.1%. They are easily the top Recon class to use in Apex Legends, thanks to their tracking tools and incredible skills, plus, their Beast of the Hunt Ultimate is priceless.

3. Ash – 10.7%

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As is always the case with a new season of Apex Legends, the debut of a new Legend usually drags tons of players away from their beloveds, and that has happened with Ash as she is in the top three with a pick rate of 10.7%.

Ash is a very offensive and aggressive Legend whose abilities let players launch deadly projectiles and also mark fresh deathboxes left behind by fallen players. This can help track players that have won a recent battle and could be prone to being jumped.

Ash’s Phase Breach ultimate can also give her a huge edge in battle and lead to potentially game-winning plays if used correctly.

2. Wraith – 11.4%

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Another starting legend, Wraith has been a consistent pick throughout Apex Legends’ lifetime, and she is still well-represented at 11.4% in Season 11.

Wraith’s stand-out features are her ability to get out of trouble very quickly – teammates included. Her abilities allow her to sense danger, become temporarily invulnerable, and create portals to escape predicaments. It’s easy to see why Wraith continues to be an absolute fan-favorite in Apex Legends Season 11.

1. Octane – 11.9% – Most picked Legend in Apex Legends Season 11

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The pick rate king has returned in Season 11 after the Ash hype died down. With an 11.9% pick rate, the speed demon is currently the most popular Legend in Apex Legends Season 11.

Aside from his amusing quips, he is the perfect balance of offense and defense. Despite being regarded as an offensive Legend, Octane can greatly increase his sprint speed which is useful for both attack and running away.

But most Octane users thrive on his Launch Pad Ultimate which can send him, and friendly players, high up into the air.


That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 11. As always, buffs and nerfs will come and go throughout the season, affecting the game’s meta, and subsequently, Legend pick rates.

We’ll be sure to keep this updated regularly so you can stay on top of the in picks, and don’t forget to check out our guide on the best audio settings for Apex Legends Season 11.

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Clever Apex Legends Ash and Valkyrie trick lets players fly around the map

Apex Legends players have discovered a clever combo of Ash and Valkyrie’s abilities that lets them fly around the map.

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Valkyrie can attack her enemies from above in Apex Legends, and some players have found a combo with her and the Season 11 Legend Ash that lets them fly around the map.

Apex Legends features many powerful characters who all have their own unique abilities. Valkyrie is a Legend that brings verticality to battles with her ability to soar through the air for a short period of time.

Now, a few players have discovered a clever trick through a combo of this flying character and the Season 11 Legend Ash. This tactic lets players soar much higher through the air than usual.

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Reddit user ‘UnholyBeast’ highlighted this combo in the Apex Legends subreddit. You can pull off this trick by picking either Ash or Valkyrie while your teammate picks the other character you didn’t choose.

Once both Legends are in your team, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Head to the tallest building you can find on the map
  2. Fire Ash’s Phase Breach from the top of the building
  3. Launch Valkyrie’s Skyward Dive before the “out of bounds timer” finishes counting down
  4. Fly to any location that you would like to visit on the map

If you’re playing on World’s Edge, then you can get this done by heading to Fragment’s skyscrapers or the Skyhook buildings. You can also try visiting Storm Catcher on the Storm Point map or the rocks near Market on Kings Canyon.

This tactic can be incredibly helpful when you need to get around the map without having to frequently worry about enemies surprising you. You can take this opportunity to plan your strategy.


For more, check out our piece on when the next-gen versions of Apex Legends will be dropping and how to check if you’re close to an Heirloom in Apex Legends.

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Does Apex Legends have split-screen?

Apex Legends is a very popular multiplayer battle royale game. Being free-to-play has definitely helped, but can you play split-screen?

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Playing Apex Legends online with friends can be a blast, but some may want to share the experience on the same setup. For those interested, here’s the answer to whether or not Apex Legends has split-screen.

Gaming is an experience that should definitely be shared, whether you’re online or on the couch with friends and family.

There are some great local co-op games out there, but some may really want to know if they can play Apex Legends split-screen.

Here’s your answer.

Is Apex Legends split-screen?

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At the time of writing this article, there is, unfortunately, no option for split-screen in the current state of Apex Legends. Of course, this could change as the game is constantly going through updates and improvements, but at the moment it is not available.

The only way players can enjoy the game together is by teaming up online through different systems. Luckily, there is cross-play, so whether or not your friend is on the same platform, you’ll be able to squad up and get in a game together.

It’s a shame that there currently isn’t an option for split-screen, as it does seem like something the players would want. On EA’s Answers HQ, one user even asked the devs to add split-screen to the game:

The developers have been great at providing new content for players and listening to feedback from the community over the seasons. They even recently revealed plans to help improve server stability.

As players have been calling for it, it seems the developers are prioritizing a next-gen version of the game and cross-progression before they release a split-screen mode.

Who knows, perhaps a split-screen mode will be available in the future, as similar games such as Fortnite and Call of Duty possess the feature.


For more on Apex Legends, check out how to check if you’re close to an Heirloom.

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