Whether you’re a seasoned Apex Legends pro or a new player that’s been sucked in by the teasers of Season 5 and Loba, 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 5, 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 Season 5, Ranked Series 4, 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 series 4.
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 Series 4. 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 Series 2. To combat this, Master tier was added to the game for Series 3 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 Apex Legends scoring system work?
The scoring system for Apex Legends Ranked Series 4 is exactly the same as Series 3. 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.
Why is Apex Legends divided into ranked splits?
The Apex Legends ranked season is divided into two splits to generate a competitive spirit and keep players engaged. The first split will be played on King’s Canyon from May 12, and the second split will be played on World’s Edge. The planned split reset will happen on June 23.
Like before, ranks will suffer a soft reset in between the two splits and rewards will be granted for the highest tier achieved in either split. 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 series 4. 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 ranked series 2 and 3.
As of May 1, 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 first ranked series, it’s clear that players found it harder to reach higher ranks. The percentage of people in Bronze rose by 13.64% between Series 2 and Series 3. Master and Apex Predator remains a pretty exclusive club, too.
Who are the best legends to use in Apex Legends Season 5?
The most picked legend in Apex Legends so far in Season 4 is Wraith, who has been picked in just over a quarter (26%) of ranked matches according to DreamTeam.
The second most picked legend is Pathfinder, who sits at a 21% pick rate for ranked teams. From there on in, the rest of the pack is pretty evenly spread, but Mirage and Crypto are at the bottom of the pile with a 3% 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 season 5 rewards?
Dive trails will be given out to players in Apex Legends Ranked Series 4 based on the highest rank they achieve in the series.
So there you have, Apex Legends Season 5, Ranked Series 4 in a nutshell. Now go out there and get yourself win.