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Apex Legends dev reveals how many players reached Apex Predator

Published: 20/Sep/2019 19:00 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 22:27

by Eli Becht

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Apex Legends Series 1, the new ranked format introduced in Season 2, is winding down and Respawn revealed where everyone who participated ended up finishing.

The ranked season of Apex Legends is coming to a close as we approach Season 3 of Respawn’s battle royale.

This gave players to test out how good they really were against the large playerbase, and even gave them a chance to earn some exclusive rewards along the way depending on how high they climbed.

Respawn EntertainmentSeason 3 is coming and Octane is excited.

When pulling back the curtain on what to expect with Series 2, they showed us where players ended up finishing.

There were six different rankings players could reach, but the overwhelming majority didn’t come anywhere close to sniffing the top.

In fact, just 0.2% of players reached the top rank of Apex Predator in Series 1. 

The majority of players fell into Silver and Gold, which isn’t too much of a surprise, especially if that’s just players who play in their free time.

The complete breakdown is as follows:

  • 5.1% Bronze
  • 40.0% Silver
  • 35.7% Gold
  • 16.8% Platinum
  • 2.1% Diamond
  • 0.2% Apex Predator

Apex Legends doesn’t have any way for players to demote into lower tiers like Gold to Silver, and they plan on using that format going forward. If you’re more of a visual learner, Reddit user Alt_Mayday created a graph for players that breaks it down.

Ranked Series 1 player/rank distribution from r/apexlegends

As with many games with a similar ranking system, Platinum is where players start to get really good so it’s easy to become stuck there, or even in the spot right below, in this case, Gold.

The ranking Respawn released is as accurate as of September 10, so it’s possible there could be a little bit of shifting before the season truly wraps up.

Respawn says they are pleased with the results they’ve seen with the ranked system and want to keep it the same going forward.

It’s an easy format to understand so we’re sure fans will appreciate this decision as well. It’ll be interesting to see if more than 0.2% of players are able to reach the peak next season.

Apex Legends Ranked League Series 2 kicks of October 1.

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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.