The latest news from reliable data miners reveals that the next Heirloom is “likely” to be a sword-like weapon for Crypto, along with new information about the previously leaked bow weapon.
Apex Legends developers, Respawn Entertainment, have seen a massive increase in their player base in Season 8. After its release on Steam in November 2020 and Nintendo Switch in March 2021, Apex has hit an all-time high, leaving even more players hungry for leaks and information about future content.
Heirlooms were once rare in Apex, as Wraith was the only legend to own one when the game was first released. Now, in Season 8, nine Legends have Heirlooms, and the quest for the next Heirloom is still a topic of intrigue.
While Apex news has been slow lately, new leaks broke out yesterday, suggesting a possible plan for Crypto’s Heirloom to come into the game next.
Dataminers @ Biast12 and @BuienRadarNL are reliable sources that have been responsible for leaks that have come about, such as the Bangalore heirloom. Of course, this is all speculation according to datamined code in the game’s files, so take it with a grain of salt.
While many think it could still be Wattson as it would make sense chronologically for her to subsequently receive a Heirloom, new information suggests there is more credibility behind a Crypto Heirloom.
Biast revealed that code in the game’s files presented Crypto’s Heirloom as a “katana” esc weapon, ultimately containing more information than what is currently known about Wattson’s.
While there is no rendered or leaked image of this heirloom, Biast did post an image of this traditional Korean weapon called “Jikdo,” which is a good reference for what we might see when it is finally released.
While there is no confirmed timeframe for when this Heirloom will be available, it is likely it will be added in the next collection event, following both the War Games acquisition and the recently delayed Chinatown Market sale.
New bow weapon
In addition to this Heirloom leak, we also got more information about the new compound bow weapon that was leaked a while ago.
Dataminer @HumanSAS_ recently shared more information about the new bow weapon on Twitter and YouTube, revealing that it will be in the sniper class, with the same ammunition as snipers.
This gives us a rough idea of the damage type and role this weapon will use, taking on a more sniper-focused playstyle.
The bow supposedly has two modes, maybe a single and a burst mode, just like other weapons in the game. However, this is again speculation and the feature of the two modes with the bow could be completely exclusive to this particular weapon.
It’s not clear when we’ll see this new weapon or even Crypto’s heirloom. However, since Season 8 will end in a month, it is likely that this new content will be released in the next few seasons.
Maybe next season we’ll see the arc in an LTM, as players know that Respawn likes to test new content in these limited-time modes before releasing as some sort of public play test.
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