Apex Legends is a free-to-play game, and that unsurprisingly means there are a bunch of in-game currencies you can earn or buy with real cash. These are collected in different ways and are used for various kinds of in-game purchases, so to make things a little simpler let’s take closer look at Legend Tokens specifically.
This is likely the most plentiful currency you’ll find yourself holding in Apex Legends, but it pays to know how to earn it and what you can spend it on. So, read on for our easy guide on how to get Legend Tokens, and what they can get you in exchange.
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What are Legend Tokens?
Legend Tokens are one of the four currencies in Apex Legends, along with Crafting Metals, Apex Coins and Heirloom Shards. They’re also the only completely free currency in the game: you can’t buy them through the in-game store, nor get them as random drops in Apex Packs (loot crates).
Legend Tokens are signified by a red and white 'L' symbol. You can check how many you have in the main lobby screen by moving the cursor over your Crafting Metals and Apex Coins (which have light blue and gold symbols, respectively) in the top-right corner.
What can I spend Legend Tokens on?
Legend Tokens are primarily intended to unlock new Legends, the game’s playable characters. Only 6 Legends are unlocked to begin with, and there are currently 10 to buy with Legends Tokens: they cost 12,000 a pop, unless you’d rather spend 750 Apex Coins instead. However, Apex Coins can only be acquired by spending real money, so Legend Tokens are a great way to unlock the full roster without dropping a dime.
There are a few other ways to spend your surplus Legend Tokens. For instance, the game’s store stocks limited-time, recolored versions of Legendary-quality weapon and Legend skins. You’ll need the original version of each skin to be able to buy the recolored version, but if you do, then it can be yours for either 6,500 or 10,500 Legend Tokens (depending on the item). These versions can’t be bought with Crafting Metals or found in Apex Packs, so they’re exclusive to the store.
A more recent addition is the ability to reroll your daily challenges by spending Legend Tokens. Say one of your challenges requires dealing damage with a weapon you don’t like; click the reroll icon and you can spend 200 to change it to a different, randomly-selected challenge. If you’re still not happy, you can roll that challenge again for 500 Tokens, then again for 1,000, then again for 2,000 and 2,000 every time after that. The cost to reroll daily challenges resets to 200 Tokens each day, to match the challenges themselves resetting.
How to get Legend Tokens
The easiest and most straightforward way to get Legend Tokens is by playing the game. From level 4 onwards, you earn 600 Legend Tokens every time you level up. This will continue even when the maximum level cap has been reached via experience points earned in matches.
Every kill nets you 50 XP, which can help, though you’ll level up faster by scoring higher placements — especially at higher levels, where XP accumulation becomes more of a grind. Surviving late and winning games will therefore be much better for your Legend Tokens balance than going for kills but dying early.
Playing with friends will help too. For every member in your party when you enter matchmaking, you’ll get a 5% boost to your “Time survived” XP bonus at the end of the round, up to a total of 10%.
Buying and progressing through each season’s Battle Pass will also provide you with more XP-granting challenges and match completion bonuses, allowing you to earn Legend Tokens even faster.
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