Whether you’re a seasoned Apex Legends pro or a new player that’s been sucked in by the teasers of Season 6 and Rampart, a lot of changes have been made to the game over the last year, especially to the battle royale’s ranking system.
It’s been over a year since Respawn and EA joined forces to launch Apex Legends and since then, the developers have learned a lot about competitive play in this free-to-play esports title. A new ranking tier was added in the last ranked series making the game more competitive than ever before.
So if you’re looking to become a Master Apex Legends player in Season 6, you’re going to need to know the inner workings of the game. Luckily for you, we’ve got everything you need to know about Apex Legends ranks, including the different tiers, the cost of competing, ranked splits, loss forgiveness, and more.
So, without further ado, here is everything you need to know about Apex Legends ranked Season 6.
What are the Apex Legends ranks?
Apex Legends has seven ranking tiers starting at Bronze and stretching all the way to Apex Predator. Each tier has a set amount of ranking points you need to achieve before you move into the next bracket. These are highlighted below:
|Bronze (base rank)|
|Silver (1,200 RP)|
|Gold (2,800 RP)|
|Platinum (4,800 RP)|
|Diamond (7,200 RP)|
|Master (10,000 RP)|
|Apex Predator (Top 500 players)|
How much rp does it cost to play apex legends ranked?
Like in previous series, players will have to pay an RP cost for playing Apex Legends Ranked Season 6. This means you’ll automatically lose a set amount of RP if you crash out of your game early, so be careful if you want to stake a claim for Apex Predator.
Here are the RP costs for each tier:
- Bronze matches: free
- Silver matches: 12RP
- Gold matches: 24RP
- Platinum matches: 36RP
- Diamond matches: 48RP
- Master matches: 60RP
- Apex Predator matches: 60RP
Why do I keep losing my Apex Predator rank?
Respawn and EA have changed the way the ranking system in Apex Legends works because too many players made it to Apex Predator in Season 3. To combat this, Master tier was added to the game for Season 4 and sits between Diamond and Apex Predator. The RP required to make it to Master will be 10,000RP – the amount previously required for Apex Predator.
But this also means Respawn has made some changes to the way Apex Predator works too. Now, only the top 500 players on each platform will have the title, so your rank is likely to shift in real time between Apex Predator and Master as other players gain and lose RP.
How does the scoring system work in Apex Legends ranked?
The scoring system for Apex Legends Ranked Season 6 is exactly the same as Season 5. Players will be rewarded for kills, assists, and placement.
Finishing in the top ten will net you valuable RP points, which are then multiplied by the number of kills and/or assists you have that match.
Players who leave games early usually lose RP, although there is a loss forgiveness system in place to protect players who have accidentally lost connection for whatever reason. Those who abandon games, i.e. leave a match before it is technically over for them, will still lose all the RP they would have gained that much, plus their entry cost.
What happened to Apex Legends Ranked series?
Ranked series were replaced with ranked seasons with the arrival of Boosted. Respawn says it previously used series to talk about ranked because the mode was going to run on a different cadence from the standard season. However, Respawn has decided to run Seasons and Series at the same time, so to stop confusion, series have been retired.
This means we’re now in Apex Legends Ranked Season 6, rather than Apex Legends Ranked Series 5.
What are the Apex Legends ranked splits?
The season is divided into two Apex Legends ranked splits to generate a competitive spirit and keep players engaged. The first split of Season 6 will be played on Worlds Edge while the second split will be played on Kings Canyon.
The two splits will be broken up by a planned reset. Here ranks will suffer a soft reset and rewards will be granted for the highest tier achieved. Players can also earn exclusive animated badges if they make it to the same tier in both splits.
When will the soft reset in apex legends happen?
The soft reset will happen in between Apex Legend’s first and second splits of ranked Season 6 on September 29. Like at the start of Season 5, players will see their ranks dropped by 1.5 tiers in between the two splits. So if you finished the first split in Gold II, you’ll start the second split in Silver IV.
How does loss forgiveness work in apex legends?
Loss forgiveness in Apex Legends is defined as a state where any RP losses you might have taken are zeroed out. Generally loss forgiveness in Apex Legends is applied if you have an unexpected quit, if you get to the start of the drop sequences and you don’t have teammates, or if your matchmade teammates (not friends) abandon the game.
There are, however, some caveats to loss forgiveness for unexpected quits. If, say your your internet goes down during a match and you leave the game, loss forgiveness will be automatically applied. However, when a second unexpected quit happens, Respawn will consider if it looks like a forced abandon or an accident. If it’s the former, loss forgiveness will be given but it will be treated as a used forgiveness abandon.
Players only get three used forgiveness abandons in a series. When the limit is hit, all further unexpected quits that look suspicious will be treated as abandons.
It is worth noting that you’ll be able to reconnect to matches this season though, so if your internet went down and you’d like to jump back into the game, you can do so now.
Why can’t I join my friend’s party in apex legends?
Respawn has restricted certain tiers from playing with one another to combat boosting in Apex Legends. So this season, players who are ranked Platinum and above can only party up with friends who are one tier different from them.
There is no way of getting around this.
what is the distribution of ranks in apex Legends?
With the cost of competing in Apex Legends, it can be difficult to achieve Apex Predator status. Don’t worry if you’re stuck in Gold though because, according to Respawn and EA, that’s the average rank most players achieved in seasons 3, 4, and 5.
As of August 13, 2020, players who spent more than five hours of ranked Apex Legends in Series 3 had the following ranks:
|Master & Apex Predator||0.2%|
If you compare these with the results from the last ranked season, it’s clear that players found it easier to reach higher ranks. The percentage of people in Bronze, Silver, and Gold dropped and the players in Platinum, Diamond, Master, and Apex Predator rose between Season 4 and 5.
In fact, the percentage of people hitting Platinum rose by 5.14% this time around.
Who are the best legends to use in Apex Legends ranked?
The most picked legend in Apex Legends so far in Season 5 is Wraith, who has been picked in 31% of ranked matches according to DreamTeam.
The second most picked legend is Pathfinder, who sits at a 10% pick rate for ranked teams. From there on in, the rest of the pack is pretty evenly spread, but Revenant and Crypto are at the bottom of the pile with a 2% pick rate each.
While the choice of legend is largely down to the preferences and skills of the player, the fact that Wraith and Pathfinder feature much more frequently than the other legends shows how effective they are in ranked play.
What are the Apex Legends ranked Season 6 rewards?
Dive trails, charms, and badges will be given out to players in Apex Legends Ranked Season 6 based on the highest rank they achieve in the series.
So there you have, Apex Legends Season 6 in a nutshell. Now go out there and get yourself win.