Apex Legends ranks – Ranked Reloaded, splits, and Season 13 explained

Looking to climb the new ranked system in Apex Legends Season 13 and become Apex Predator? Here's everything you need to know about the battle royale's ranked

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Apex Legends‘ ranked mode is doing things a little differently in Season 13 – so, you’re going to want to read this. There’s a lot of fun to be had dossing about in Apex Legends, whether you’re trying to nail trick shots from Octane’s Jump Pad or just trying to survive. If you’re looking for a challenge, though, Respawn Entertainment has you covered. If you’re looking for everything you need to know about Apex Legends’ ranks and ranked playlists, we have you covered too.

Apex Legends has its own dedicated ranked mode, which challenges players to master their favourite legends alongside some of the best – teamwork and strategy is as important as ever as Respawn Entertainment has reload the ranked systems for Season 13, and beyond. As you climb out of the lower Apex Legends ranks and shoot for the top title of Apex Predator, the games get harder – and sweatier.

But, don’t worry – this is a fantastic competitive Apex experience and players shouldn’t find it too hard to make their mark on the community with kills and wins aplenty. Our Apex Legends tier list helps you work out who’s the best for climbing the ranks, but what use is that if you don’t know what’s going on?

Here, we’re going to go through everything you need to know about Apex Legends’ ranked mode, including all the details on the current ranked season.

What are the Apex Legends ranks?

Apex Legends has seven ranking tiers, starting at Bronze and stretching all the way to Apex Predator. Starting from Season 13, new players will be placed into the Rookie rank – a one-time only placement with no ranked rewards. This gives new players a chance to get familiar with Apex Legends’ ranked modes before they’re placed properly into the following brackets.

As you can see below, each tier has a set amount of ranking points that you need to earn before you move up.

These are the Apex Legends ranks:

Rank tier Logo
Bronze (1,000 RP) Apex Legends Rank Bronze
Silver (3,000 RP) Apex Legends Rank silver
Gold (5,400 RP) Apex Legends Rank gold
Platinum (8,200 RP) Apex Legends Rank platinum
Diamond (11,400 RP) Apex Legends Rank Diamond
Master (15,000 RP) Apex Legends Rank Master
Apex Predator (Top 750 players) Apex Legends Rank Apex Predator

Following Apex Legends’ Season 13 update, you may notice that Master rank is now represented with red – the same colour as Apex Predator rank. The logo, however, remains the same.

The introduction of an RP cost for Bronze rank is the most important change for one reason – you now need to spend RP to play ranked games at almost every rank. But… More on that below.

How much rp does it cost to play apex legends ranked?

Like in previous seasons, players will need to pay an RP cost for playing Apex Legends ranked in Season 13. This means you’re automatically going to 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 Apex Legends Ranking Points costs for each tier:

  • Bronze matches
    • Division 4: 15 RP
    • Division 3: 18 RP
    • Division 2: 21 RP
    • Division 1: 24 RP
  • Silver matches
    • Division 4: 27 RP
    • Division 3: 30 RP
    • Division 2: 33 RP
    • Division 1: 36 RP
  • Gold matches
    • Division 4: 39 RP
    • Division 3: 42 RP
    • Division 2: 45 RP
    • Division 1: 48 RP
  • Platinum matches
    • Division 4: 51 RP
    • Division 3: 54 RP
    • Division 2: 57 RP
    • Division 1: 60 RP
  • Diamond matches
    • Division 4: 63 RP
    • Division 3: 66 RP
    • Division 2: 69 RP
    • Division 1: 72 RP
  • Master matches
    • All Divisions: 75 RP

It’s worth noting that Master rank matches will require an increased entry cost of +5 RP for every 1,000 RP above the rank’s threshold – this is limited to 175 RP.

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With this in mind, it’s a lot easier to lose RP at lower ranks than it was before. With each Bronze rank match costing between 15 RP and 24 RP, you’re going to need to make that back in-game if you want to climb.

Why do I keep losing my Apex Predator rank?

Respawn and EA have changed the way the ranking system in Apex Legends works because, in past seasons, too many players made it to the top rank – Apex Predator. To combat this, the Master rank was slotted in between Diamond and Apex Predator. Now, only the top 750 players on each platform will have the prestigious title – so, this is likely to shift whether you lose RP or not.

In addition to this, players will now have three games’ worth of demotion protection in every tier before they are liable to be demoted. The demotion penalty, for dropping below the RP threshold, will now be 50% of the lower division. For example, a Masters player will drop to 50% of Diamond I. This could affect your chances at getting Apex Predator.

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How does Apex Legends ranked RP work?

The way you earn Apex Legends RP in ranked is changing again in Season 13. In previous seasons, the max amount of RP you could earn was something like 275 – 100 from placing first, and a little more from the bonus kill participation (KP) points you could pick up.

Now, though, players will earn 125 RP for placing first and 25 RP for each kill and assist they get in-game. This is the same placement value as Season 12, but Respawn has simplified the kill RP mechanics for the upcoming season.

There a sliding scale for how much RP you earn for each kill/assist in ranked. Killing someone that is the same rank tier as you (e.g. a Gold player killing a Gold player) will offer the standard RP – depending on where you finish. However, killing someone at a lower rank will offer less RP, and killing someone who is higher ranked will give you more RP.

Tier Difference S13 Kill Modifier
-3 30%
-2 70%
-1 100%
0 100 %
1 100 %
2 150%
3 200 %

Then, depending on your placement, a bonus score will be added to each kill or assist you earned. You can see the full scoring for both place RP and kill/assist RP below.

 Place  14+ 13,12,11 10,9 8,7 6 5 4 3 2 1
RP  0 5 10 20 30 45 55 70 95 125
Kill/Assist RP  1 5 10 12 14 16 18 20 23 25

It’s worth noting that placing worse than the bottom half of the lobby constitutes a loss. Those placing worse than tenth are likely to lose RP and those who place high but don’t have many kills will lose out on a lot of RP, too.

Reddit user ‘kevekev-996‘ has done some number crunching and put together a few tables that show you exactly how many kills you need at each rank – depending on where you place – to break even on RP. If you’re dying early, you’re going to need fifteen kills or more to break even – even in Bronze VI!

Of course, the higher you place, as you can see above, the more each kill and assist is worth. So, you’ll find it easy to climb the ranks if you’re placing highly. However, if you’re just going for kills, you’re going to have a tough time of it. Apex Legends’ Season 13 ranked system values placement and kills – together.

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What are Apex Legends ranked splits?

Each Ranked Season in Apex Legends is divided into two splits, which will each be played on a different map. Midway through the Season when the maps swap over for the new split, players’ ranks will be soft reset to encourage them to keep grinding to reach the top ranks once again.

Ranked Season 13’s first split will be played on Storm Point, before switching over to either Olympus or Kings Canyon for the second split in roughly six weeks. We will update this guide with the details when they are confrmed.

When will the apex legends RESET happen?

The next Apex ranked reset will happen at the start of Ranked Season 13. This follows the last Apex Legends reset which took place at the start of Season 12 Split 2 on April 5.

Soft resets should still set players back by 1.5 tiers. This means that if you ended Season 12 in Gold II, you’ll be reset to Silver IV for the first split of Season 13.

When did Apex Legends Season 13 come out?

Apex Legends Season 13 Saviors launched on May 10, 2022.

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When will Apex Legends Season 13 end?

Respawn has not yet confirmed when Apex Legends Season 13 Saviors will end. Apex seasons typically last around three months, which would see Saviors come to a close sometime around the end of August.

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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. There’s no information to suggest that this is being changed for Season 13 – yet. 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 previous seasons.

According to Apex Legends Status, this is the current rank distribution for Split 2 of Season 12:

Rank Distribution
Bronze IV 8.6%
Bronze III 3.6%
Bronze II 3.3%
Bronze I 2.4%
Silver IV 4.2%
Silver III 3.0%
Silver II 3.5%
Silver I 2.4%
Gold IV 6.9%
Gold III 4.5%
Gold II 4.4%
Gold I 2.9%
Platinum IV 12.7%
Platinum III 4.7%
Platinum II 3.2%
Platinum I 1.8%
Diamond IV 9.8%
Diamond III 1.1%
Diamond II 0.6%
Diamond I 0.4%
Master 2.2%
Apex Predator 0.1%

As you can see, reaching the top end of the Apex Legends ranking system is far from easy. However, Season 12 saw the number of players hitting the threshold for Platinum increase.

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Who are the best legends to use in Apex Legends ranked?

We’ve got just the resource for you to inform your legend choice when it comes to ranked Apex. Check out our Apex Legends tier list, pick one of the top-rated legends, and you’re away. Simple.

What are the Apex Legends ranked rewards?

Apex Legends ranked rewards are dished out at the end of each ranked season. They include dive trails, charms, or badges, and will reflect the highest rank you managed to reach in that season.

That’s everything you need to know about Apex Legends’ ranked mode for Season 13. Whether you’re a Loba loyalist or a Seer specialist, ranked is the ultimate arena for competitive players.