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Furious Apex Legends players want big changes made to ranked system

Apex Legends players feel that the game’s Ranked Play system is in need of an overhaul as it unfairly punishes them.

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The Apex Legends Arenas ranking system is seen as flawed by frustrated players, and they want the AP win/loss system to be changed as it punishes gamers too harshly.

For players who want to test themselves against the world’s better Apex Legends players, Ranked playlists provide this competition and test. It makes every match truly mean something and intensifies each battle as every win and loss matters.

More skilled players will ascend the ranks to reach the upper echelons of Apex Legends and maybe become an Apex Predator.

However, lots of players feel the latter stages of Arena’s Ranked Leagues make promotion tough as losses will deduct a sizable portion of ranking points from players, and not reward enough for a win in Season 10.

Apex Player and Reddit user SCRINDO has brought up the point that the Arenas ranking system is unbalanced and needs fixing.

They said: “Actually about to give up. Fix your sh*tty ranking system Apex. I can’t be going till sudden death and making 12 AP then losing the next game with terribly low-skill teammates and lose 84 AP. THAT’S 7 WINS TO REGAIN THAT!! The f*ck is the problem here, that’s more AP loss than battle royale.”

Based on the evidence provided by the player, it seems like there is a clear discrepancy that makes it much harder to gain points than it is to lose points.

One commenter provided an insight as to how Apex Legends’ Arenas ranking system actually works, and how points are actually distributed.

In response to the points system, they said: “TheGamingMerchant has a video that goes into depth of how ranked arenas worked with its system, it’s annoying and needs some changes.

“But the video can help show you how to get more AP and lose less, it’s to do with how your past 10 games have been. If you kill a player in higher skill than you and win, you get more AP, and if you get killed by a player with more skill than you then you lose less AP, to get higher Ranked lobbies you need a better KD in the previous 10 matches.”

It appears to be quite a detailed and intricate system, but many players will not be aware of the parameters of the point, as proved by the Reddit post.

Ranked play is a massive aspect of Apex Legends and a big part of the game’s appeal, with many gamers and big-name streamers moving over to Apex Legends. So it’s a curious case for Respawn, and we’ll have to wait and see how they react.

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Apex Legends dev confirms fix for Ranked stream-sniping issues coming soon

The Apex Legends devs have confirmed a fix for the exploit allowing Bronze players to stream-snipe in high-Ranked lobbies.

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Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that they’re currently working on a fix for the exploit that allows bronze Apex Legends accounts to stream-snipe players in high-Ranked lobbies. 

Apex Legends players have dealt with their fair share of cheaters using frustrating exploits, such as the recent one that allowed players on Xbox consoles to completely crash the game’s servers.

Another exploit that’s particularly irritating is one that lets newly-made bronze accounts to immediately get into high-ranked lobbies to stream-snipe players. Now, Respawn Entertainment have responded to this issue.

In Ranked play, Apex Legends players have to play extremely well if they want to climb the ladder and access high-Ranked lobbies. However, cheaters were able to bypass this by using an exploit that lets them sneak into theses lobbies and take out the top players.

Pro player ‘HisWattson’ complained about this issue on Twitter, stating that it’s irritating to report cheaters only to encounter them again in different games. This caught the attention of the developers.

Apex’s Security lead Conor Ford confirmed that the devs are aware of the problem: “I can say that the bronze issue is currently being worked on as well so hopefully you won’t be seeing that soon.”

He didn’t provide any details about when exactly this fix will be implemented in the game, but it’s reassuring to know that Respawn Entertainment are aware of the problem and are currently looking into it.

This exploit allows previously-banned players to pop up and start causing problems in high-ranked lobbies. Hopefully, the Apex Legends update patch containing the fix for the exploit will arrive soon.


For more Apex Legends content, check out this crazy Apex Legends glitch that adds third-person mode to Season 13 as well as this leak claiming that the devs are increasing the level cap.

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Apex Legends split date: Season 13 ranked map rotation, rank reset, & rewards

For those wondering what the split date is for the current season of Apex Legends, here are all the details you need to know.

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Every season Apex Legends has a halfway-ranked split which resets player rank and also changes the map to keep things fresh. Here are all the details for Apex Legends Season 13’s split date.

The Apex Legends Season 13 split gives players a small mid-season reset to freshen things up. As well as a new map for Ranked Leagues, players will also experience a soft reset, motivating them to get back into playing ranked for either battle royale or Arenas.

For those interested in knowing more about the split, including the date it will occur, map change, how far your rank will be reset, and the kind of rewards you can expect, here’s our guide on the Apex Legends split date.

Apex Legends Season 13 split date

The Apex Legends split for Season 13 will take place on June 28 at around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT.

On this date, not only will the map change for Ranked Leagues, but a player’s rank for both Battle Royale Ranked Leagues and Ranked Arenas will be soft reset.

The Apex Legends 13.1 patch also detailed some changes for Ranked that will be seen in the second split for Season 13.

Rank reset

In order to keep things fresh and exciting through the season, the Apex Legends halfway split changes the ranked map and also resets a player’s rank by four divisions.

This means that if you finished the first split at Platinum IV, you will be reset back to Gold IV.

Map rotation

For the second split of Apex Legends Season 13, Ranked Leagues will be changing its map from Storm Point to World’s Edge up until the end of the season.

Many consider World’s Edge to be Apex Legend’s best map for ranked, so those who are yet to experience the map in Ranked Leagues are in for a treat.

Ranked rewards

The reward you receive at the start of the next season will be based on your highest rank achieved in either of the two splits.

For example, if you achieve Diamond rank in Split 1 but don’t play in Split 2, you will still receive the rewards for Diamond rank at the start of the next season. Keep in mind that to gain the rewards for the Apex Predator rank you must retain the rank until the split ends.

Players will obtain a shiny badge if they are able to achieve the same rank across the two splits within a season.

Here are the following rewards for each rank:

  • Bronze – Badge & Holospray
  • Silver – Badge & Holospray
  • Gold – Badge, Holospray, & Weapon Cosmetic
  • Platinum – Badge, Holospray, & Weapon Cosmetic
  • Diamond – Badge, Holospray, Weapon Cosmetic, & Season-Long Dive Trial
  • Master – Badge, Holospray, Weapon Cosmetic, & Season-Long Dive Trial
  • Apex Predator – Badge, Holospray, Weapon Cosmetic, & Season-Long Dive Trial

That’s all for the Apex Legends split date, map rotation, rewards, & rank reset for Season 13. For more, check out the major changes for Control in the Awakening Collection Event update.

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Respawn confirm fix for frustrating Apex Legends Xbox input delay

The Apex Legends developers have addressed the Xbox input delay issue that has been causing frustration, claiming that a fix is on the way.

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Xbox players have been experiencing some pretty awful input delay issues for Apex Legends, as Respawn finally address the problem.

Apex Legends Season 13 has been an eventful season for Xbox players. Not only was there a severe exploit that allowed Xbox players to completely crash servers, subsequently ruining ranked matches, but now there is another issue.

Ever since the Apex Legends 13.1 patch, Apex Legends players on Xbox have been complaining about input delay which is making the game unplayable.

Respawn have now addressed the complaints, mentioning the issue in a Twitter post on June 27.

Xbox players have had their experience plagued by input delay issues ever since the Apex Legends 13.1 patch, which is a shame as it has hindered the experience of the Awakening Collection Event and return of Control.

Although it isn’t affecting all players on Xbox, it’s extremely frustrating for those who are experiencing the issue, as the input delay puts the players at such a disadvantage that it isn’t even worth playing.

The devs originally addressed the issue on June 22, tweeting that they were “still working on a fix.” Despite this, players have still been experiencing the issue, wondering when exactly this fix will be coming.

Now, on Jun 27, Respawn Entertainment chimed in and put another tweet out to let Xbox players know that a fix is still being worked on for this issue.

The devs state that they are “continuing to investigate” the input delay issue, but do not give the community an idea of when a fix will be coming. This suggests that the issue has been difficult to solve.

It’s unclear when this problem will be resolved, but hopefully, the devs can get it fixed as soon as possible, especially as the halfway split for Season 13 is set for June 28.


For updates, stay tuned as we will be refreshing this piece with the latest information. For now, check out the leaked Apex Legends Gaiden event.

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