Apex Legends: Legend Tokens & How to Get Them (Gameplay Only)

By 

Remi Smith

 on September 5, 2022. 
Reviewed by 

Joel Taylor

Red RGB mouse, keyboard, and TV screen showing the Apex Legends login screen

Apex Legends has a variety of in-game currencies that are used to unlock different things:

  1. Crafting Metals: used to construct and unlock cosmetics
  2. Apex Coins: used to buy a variety of bundles and items from the store
  3. Heirloom Shards: used to deck out your favorite Legend
  4. Legend Tokens: arguably the most important to earn

Keep reading to learn more about Legend Tokens and how to earn them without having to spend any real money.

What Are Legend Tokens in Apex Legends?

Legend Tokens are the only currency that you are guaranteed to get by playing and finishing matches and earning XP in the game. Unlike Crafting Metals, which can be obtained by opening packs and progressing through the Apex Legends Battle Pass and event challenges, Legend Tokens have to be earned by sweating through matches and leveling up.

You can't even buy Legend Tokens for real-world money or with Buff points like you can with Apex Coins.

You can find your current Legend Token balance on the top-right corner of the Apex Legends home screen, as shown below.

Apex Screenshot

What Can Legend Tokens Be Used For?

This effort-earned currency is the key to unlocking more Legends to gain access to new abilities and styles of gameplay! It takes a total of 12,000 Legend Tokens to unlock a new Legend, which means you have to level up 20 times (600 Legend Tokens per level) before you have enough to spend on a new Legend for your team.

You can also spend Legend Tokens to reroll daily challenges (though we don't recommend it, the price isn't worth the reward) or unlock some really cool re-colors for some legendary skins you may own. Just keep in mind that legendary recolors cycle out of the shop weekly, so you'll have to stay vigilant if you want a fancy new color for your legendary skin.

Legend Token Price List

  • Unlock new Legend: 12,000 LT
  • Cosmetic re-color: 6,500 LT for a weapon skin and 8,500 for a Legend skin
  • 2nd daily reroll: 200 LT
  • 3rd daily reroll: 500 LT
  • 4th daily reroll onwards: 1,000 LT

How to Get Legend Tokens in Apex Legends

Legend Tokens are, thankfully, quite easy to come by—you just need to play the game and level up by earning XP!

Leveling Up

There are loads of levels to be earned in Apex Legends. In Season 14, Respawn increased the maximum level cap from 500 to 2,000. That's 1,2 million Legend Tokens—or 100 new legends, five times the total Legends currently available! Even after you hit the maximum level, you'll continue to earn 600 Legend Tokens every time you earn a level's worth of XP.

If you're a new player to the game, the first 60 levels are thankfully a little easier to get through, letting you unlock your first 3 new Legends by the time you get there. The required amount of XP to level up incrementally increases per level, to a cap:

  • Level 1: 100XP
  • Level 10: 8,600XP
  • Level 20: 12,500XP
  • Level 30: 14,000XP
  • Level 40: 15,500XP
  • Level 50: 17,000XP
  • Level 60-500: 18,000XP

After you hit level 500, you advance into the next tier, where your level resets back to 1. At tiers 2-4, the experience needed to level up is a little different:

  • Level 1-100: 18,000XP
  • Level 101-200: 20,000XP
  • Level 201-300: 23,000XP
  • Level 301-400: 28,000XP
  • Level 401-500: 36,000XP

Accumulating XP

Earning experience during a game is based on many different things you can do during a match. We've made a list to help break down how XP is calculated during a match, so you know what to focus on if you want to level up at the fastest rate:

  • Winning a match: 900XP
  • Top 5 finish: 300XP
  • Time survived: 3XP per second survived
  • First kill of the day: 500XP
  • Kills: 50XP per kill
  • Damage done: 0.25XP per 1 damage point
  • Is kill leader: 50XP if you become the kill leader at any point in a match
  • Killed champion: 500XP per kill of the champion squad
  • Is champion: 500XP going into a match as the champion squad
  • Revive ally: 25XP
  • Respawn ally: 200XP

Play With Friends

Teaming up with your friends in Apex Legends has more benefits than just being able to work together and communicate better. Having friends in your squad gives you extra XP! Having just 1 friend in your squad adds a +5% XP bonus to your time survived, while 2 friends gives you +10% XP to that bonus.

Progress Through Seasonal Battle Passes

The seasonal Battle Pass definitely has some juicy items, but as you level up through the premium tier of the pass, you'll also unlock stackable XP boosts that add a 10% bonus to the top 5 and win XP for you and your party members. These boosts also stack up with everyone in your party, amounting to a potential 300% boost for the rest of the season!

Better Get Playing!

Legend Tokens are the key to growing your Legends roster, and gaining levels are the key to earning more Legend Tokens, so by playing loads of matches and surviving for as long as you can, you'll be adding new Legends to your team in no time. Just start, as every minute helps.

Additionally, don't be afraid to spend some Legend Tokens on your favorite recolor either—they're only around for limited times, and you'll eventually earn the tokens back.

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