One of the Apex Legends developers revealed how they’re planning to keep hackers out of matches, and also revealed some potential Ranked changes coming in the future.
Multiplayer games often use Ranked modes to let players see how they stack up against other players of similar quality. Apex Legends is no exception, as the game’s Ranked Leagues gives you the opportunity to truly test your skills.
This will place you in divisions from Bronze up to Apex Predator, based on final placements and in-game performance. However, players have their issues with this mode, and have called for updates in the past.
Now, Respawn has teased some Ranked mode changes for the future.
Respawn’s John ‘JayBiebs’ Larson brought a few potential changes to Ranked Play on the Apex Uncut podcast. The dev suggested that increasing the level requirement for the mode is an option.
However, this might lock out players who’ve only just reached the current level requirement. JayBiebs also addressed the topic of adding two-factor authentication to prevent hacking. The developer wasn’t wild about that solution.
“From what I’ve heard, I don’t think two-factor authentication works quite as well as some may believe it to, because you can always spoof,” he said, but added that there are steps being taken to improve Ranked.
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The dev also responded to the highly-requested suggestion of decay on RP for inactive players. “Can’t make any promises, but it is something we’re aware of and looking into,” he said.
Players have also been asking for a map rotation that’s similar to the one in the regular battle royale mode. Larson stated that while Respawn has considered that option, it could have consequences regarding RP farming.
We’ll keep checking for updates regarding this and will let you know if the developers announce any more changes to Ranked Play in Apex Legends.
Also, check out the release date for Ranked Arenas mode.
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Apex Legends devs confirm fix for Xbox server crashing exploit in Season 13
The Apex Legends devs have officially fixed the Xbox server crashing exploit that was plaguing ranked games in Season 13.
Apex Legends players will be happy to hear that the Xbox server crashing issue that has been ruining games, especially in ranked, has officially been fixed by the devs.
Unfortunately, players on consoles couldn’t enjoy the new system to the extent that they maybe wanted to due to a serious exploit plaguing the experience and causing servers to crash.
Luckily, it seems the devs have fixed the issue with a hotfix that went live on May 25.
In Apex Legends Season 13, Xbox players noticed that they were able to crash the server and prevent themselves from losing Ranked Points by doing so. This was ruining the experience for others, especially as Apex Legends is cross-platform.
While some believed this was a DDoS issue, the devs confirmed it was an exploit on Xbox and pushed a fix on May 18. Unfortunately, the fix didn’t work, and Xbox players were still able to crash servers and ruin matches for others.
This has been very damaging for players who have been trying to rank up and enjoy the brand new ranked changes, even turning people off from playing the game.
A Respawn dev let the community know that another hotfix went live on May 25 which seems to have fixed the issue caused by players on Xbox consoles.
So far, it seems like this fix has done the trick, as players have not been reporting the issue in the community.
Finally, players can enjoy the ranked grind without having to worry about the game crashing and wasting time in a match that could all end in nothing.
With that being said, you may want to check out the best landing spots on Storm Point, which is the ranked map for split 1 of Season 13.
If you’re more of a mobile gamer, why not check out how to download and play Apex Legends Mobile.
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Apex Legends leak reveals Lifeline Town Takeover on Olympus
Apex Legends’ Combat Medic Lifeline may be the next Legend to get a Town Takeover, which could be seen on Olympus in Season 13.
An Apex Legends leaker has revealed potential plans for a Lifeline Town Takeover on Olympus, which could be seen in Season 13.
Apex Legends Season 13 saw some new additions to Storm Point, including the Downed Beast and IMC Armories that both hold some impressive loot. Having said that, players are yet to see a new Town Takeover since Big Maude was introduced on World’s Edge.
As well as two new events set for this season, new leaks are suggesting that Lifeline will be getting a Town Takeover in Season 13, which could be based on Olympus.
Rumors surrounding a new Town Takeover for Apex Legends Season 13 are circulating the community, with some even believing it may coincide with the leaked Collection Event.
Some leakers thought we would be getting a Bangalore Town Takeover on Storm Point this season, but as we already got the Downed Beast and the IMC Armories, it actually may be more likely that we will be seeing a new Town Takeover for a different map and Legend.
Reputable Apex Legends leaker Thordan Smash stated in a recent video that he now believes that we may see a Lifeline Town Takeover for Olympus in Season 13, stating that the Bangalore Town Takeover has potentially been “scrapped.”
Further, new quips were leaked from the game files mentioning a “Med Station,” and Lifeline has more quips mentioning this new concept than any other Legend. This suggests it may be specific to her, perhaps the Med Station is actually the name of her Town Takeover POI.
Apex Legends leaker Ezra-RC also leaked a version of Olympus that is code-named “LTT” in the files. Many believe this could stand for Lifeline Town Takeover, however, nothing is confirmed as of yet, and the map is just the Season 12 version of Olympus.
As more information is released we’ll be sure to update this piece and provide all the information.
For more on Apex Legends, check out our piece on the Season 13 Summer Store Takeover.
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Apex Legends Season 13 leaked Summer Event: Cosmetics, store takeover, more
Apex Legends dataminers have revealed new information about a potential summer-themed event for Season 13.
Apex Legends Season 13 could be getting a summer-themed event, as dataminers leak new details.
Fans are always intrigued by leaked future content for the battle royale game, and it seems dataminers may have revealed a summer-themed event that could be arriving in Season 13.
What is Apex Legends’ Summer Event?
Apex Legends leaker Garret has revealed new leaked content that may imply a Summer Tiki event for Apex Legends in Season 13.
Not much is officially known about this event, but as Apex Legends usually gets a “Summer of Plunder” store sale, it’s likely that the devs will be doing something for the summer season.
In Garret’s video posted on May 19, the leaker revealed some unreleased summer-themed Weapon Charms found in the game’s files by dataminer HYPERMYST.
There seems to be a Tiki theme in the design of the charms, possessing tropical island flowers, an exotic fruit, bamboo, bright colors, a beach umbrella, and just an overall Hawaiian vibe.
Garret believes this either implies that we will either be getting a summer-themed event or a store takeover.
The dataminer also found some more interesting Weapon Charms that further indicate some sort of summer-themed takeover. One of these charms is called “Nessie Float” in the game’s files, which definitely shares a beach/summer theme.
Not much is confirmed about the event, but it’s clear that the devs are working on something summer-themed, whether it be a bundle, store takeover, or thematic event.
Thordan Smash believes the event will be a store takeover rather than a fully-fledged event, as leaker Ezra-RC revealed that “07/05” will mark the start of an “ALGS and Summer Store.” This date is not confirmed and may change, but it’s likely the summer-theme event will actually be a store takeover featuring new ALGS cosmetics and summer-themed skins.
The Apex Legends leaker also claims that the main cosmetic for this summer store will be a Valkyrie Streetwear bundle.
We already have leaked information on the Collection Event for Season 13, which is rumored to be called Awakened and has an Anime theme, so it’s likely that this summer event will not be a collection.
As more information is revealed about this potential Apex Legends summer event, we will be sure to update this piece, so stay tuned.
For more on Apex Legends, check out the leaked Bangalore Prestige Skin that’s rumored to release next.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
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