There are four different rarity levels for weapons and armor items in Apex Legends, as well as character cosmetics too. In our Apex Legends gear levels guide, we'll be explaining how the rarity system works for all loot items in Respawn's battle royale game.
Apex Legends Rarity Color Levels
There are four levels of item rarity in Apex Legends: common, rare, epic, and legendary. You can only obtain rare, epic, and legendary items in Apex Packs, which are obtained through levelling up, and 'common' grade items like weapon skins can be unlocked through simply playing the game. Just below, we've put together a table, detailing the rarity levels of every single obtainable item in Apex Legends.
- Weapon Skins - Common, Rare, Epic, Legendary.
- Legend Skins - Common, Rare, Epic, Legendary.
- Legend Finishers - Legend.
- Banner Frames - Common, Rare, Legendary.
- Banner Poses - Rare, Epic.
- Banner Stat Trackers - Common, Rare.
- Intro Quips - Common, Rare.
- Kill Quips - Common.
- Crafting Metal - Common, Rare, Epic, Legendary.
The 'common' type of rarity in Apex Legends is represented by the color gray, and you're always guaranteed to find a few common items wherever you land on the King's Canyon map. Rare items are represented by blue, and can be found in mid-tier loot points on the map, as well as Apex Packs. Finally, Epic and Legendary are represented by purple and gold, respectively, and are the best type of items you can find in the game. Basically, whenever you see a purple or gold item, be sure to make room for it in your inventory.
So what's the big deal about Epic and Legendary gear? As Respawn's own designer reveals below, there's actually benefits to be gained from finding certain Legendary gear in Apex Legends:
#ApexLegends Pro Tip: Gold equipment has the same stats as Purple equipment, but with a bonus perk:- Chad Armstrong (@ShishkaTweets) February 6, 2019
Helmet- Faster Tacticals and Ultimates
Armor- Refill shields after an execution
Backpack- Health and shield consumables take half as long to use
KO Shield - One-Time Self Revive
All of the items that we've listed out above can be found within Apex Packs. These packs can either be earned through acquiring XP and levelling up, or by purchasing them using Apex Coins, the microtransaction currency of the game. If you need a guide on the packs themselves, or the currency, head over to our Apex Legends Packs guide. We've also got a guide to all of the Apex Legends Guns.