The power grid in Bangalore has something else to look forward to Apex Legends’ new Chaos Theory event. The soldier gets his own heirloom next week – and players who complete the last collection will get it as a bonus.
The Bangalore heirloom is a nod to both her past as an IMC soldier and a significant part of her story: the search for her brother Jackson, who she believes is still living after an accident.
How to get Bangalore’s heirloom
The set is available by completing the Chaos Theory collection. Doing so will require a lot of Apex Coins and craft materials. There are 24 cosmetics to choose from, and players who unlock them all will receive Bangalore̵
Players aiming for the heirloom can consider using the metals to make a dent in the collection by picking up epic items. Acquiring them early will take them out of Apex Package loot pool, which gives an event-a 50-50 chance to have an epic or a legendary.
However, the heirloom set will move to the Heirloom Shop after the event is over, and all players will be able to obtain it – if they are lucky enough to receive heirlooms. The evasive currency is the rarest item in Apex and is guaranteed to fall after 500 packages opened, although most players are nowhere near that number.
The significance of Bangalore’s heirloom
Like most other heirlooms, Bangalore’s knife has a special meaning. She took the weapon out of a defeated warrior and “she has made it her own”, according to the official blog post. And players can spot their own personal touch in the form of bottle caps in the sheath – a gift from Brother Jackson, as evidenced by Pathfinder’s Quest.
The book expands on the tradition of sending the Williams family. When a member is deployed to action, the Williams family hosts a huge party in honor of the soldier, with free-flowing food and drink and many guests – “friends, family, neighbors, even the Daily Deliveries person”, according to Bangalore.
However, the real ritual takes place after the party dies. The closest family members crack up one last beer. And when they are done, they take the bottle cap and tie it to a leather rope.
“We make a leather bracelet and put it on the wrist of the person who leaves,” she says in the book. “The bottle cap from the last beer you had with your family. A piece of us is with them, no matter where they go in the galaxy. ”
The book shows a picture of a bottle cap bracelet made by Bangalore’s brother Jackson, her closest family member, whose fate is still unknown. He disappeared aboard the IMS Hestia over Solace after the ship was hit by a “freak accident” – a grenade that blew up the hull of the ship and sent Jackson into orbit.
Most claim that Jackson died, but Bangalore believes he is still alive. “He took the jump pack on every morning,” she said in the book. “And the last time I saw him, his eyes were open. And he smiled at me. He’s out there somewhere. ”
Jackson’s disappearance hit Bangalore hard. The two were inseparable growing up. They were one year apart and competed in almost everything: “From the moment we could go, I had to be better than him. […] It was not evil or malicious. It was just … what we did, she admits in the book.
The two had an ongoing challenge to prove who was Williams’ best sibling – a goal card with a series of achievements and tasks that started around their early childhood and persisted well into adulthood. The first to get 100 points would win.
As inseparable as they were, the two were tied 99-99, and the tiebreaker would go to the one who got his first assignment or graduated first. Jackson was in line to get his orders first, but he willingly gave the victory to Bangalore, “because my name started with an A, and I graduated seven seconds before he did,” she tells Pathfinder.
The bottle cap on the sheath is a reminder of everything Bangalore lost. Most of her family was on Gridiron, a planet that is at least 20 years away during normal travel. It is also a sign of gratitude from Jackson, a close sibling – and someone who is still somewhere in the Outlands, according to her.