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Apex Legends leak reveals when map update and Season 4 teasers are coming

Published: 19/Jan/2020 11:30 Updated: 19/Jan/2020 12:22

by Daniel Cleary

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An Apex Legends data miner has revealed when the upcoming map update and season 4 teasers are scheduled to take place in-game.

The hype for Apex Legends Season 4 has been continuing to build over the past few weeks as many fans are eager to see what Respawn has planned for the new season.

It seems as if fans of the popular battle royale won’t have too much longer to wait, however, after a new leak revealed when some of the upcoming teasers are set to take place.

According to leaks from shrugtal on January 18, teasers are expected to be released for a new update to the World’s Edge map as well as separate teasers for the start of the upcoming season.

“Pretty big leak though, upcoming event timers for a World’s Edge map update TEASER and a Season 4 TEASER,” he revealed, sharing the teaser dates.

Based on the leaks, players can expect to see three stages of the in-game teasers for the upcoming map changes take place on January 21, 23, and 28.

The teasers for Season 4’s release were also shared and they are expected to go live on January 23 and 27, with the second in-game event remaining active until a week after the launch of Apex Legends fourth season.

Along with the dates shared for the upcoming World’s Edge map changes, shrugtal also revealed that the events are expected to feature some kind of hologram as part of the upcoming teasers.

Many fans have suspected that with the hologram-based teaser expected to be revealed, Mirage, who is known for his Holo abilities, may play a crucial role in introducing the start of the new season.

Although it is unclear just what is in store for, fans will not have much longer to wait with only days until the first teaser on January 21 and the start of Season 4 weeks later on February 4.

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Every possible RP gain in Apex Legends ranked

Published: 29/Nov/2020 16:48

by Julian Young

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Ranked play in Apex Legends allows players to test themselves against others of similar skill and claim special cosmetic items (and bragging rights). A helpful Reddit post breaks down exactly how many Ranked Points players will earn – or lose – based on rank, placement, and kills.

Almost all FPS games offer a separate ranked playlist for their players, and Apex Legends is no different. Since its release in Season 2, the game’s ranked mode has provided players with a way to test their skills against the best of the best.

Ranked Leagues separate players into seven skill brackets – ranging from Bronze to Apex Predator – based on their performance in two ranked splits. Each player’s current rank, match placement, and number of kills/assists determines the number of Ranked Points (RP) they will earn or lose every game.

With RP determined by several different factors, players can find it challenging to track how many points they are earning or losing each match. However, one player has come to the aid of anyone who gets confused.

Apex Legends Season 7 Ranked Rewards
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Respawn provides players with new rewards to earn during each ranked series.

Apex Legends RP combos

A post on the Apex Legends subreddit helps to clear things up for anyone confused about their potential RP gains. The helpful graphic comes from user Ninjario, who breaks down how many points players can gain or lose based on all three contributing factors: current player rank, final match placement, and total kills/assists.

The graphic shows the exact combinations needed to go positive in each match and what will cause players to lose RP for every skill bracket.

This provides players with an easy understanding of what performance to strive for in ranked: for example, Predator and Master players can easily see that a 6th place finish with three kills or assists is the absolute minimum needed for an RP gain (+6) in their skill bracket.

A quick overview of how many RP you gain with every Kill/Placement/Rank combination from apexlegends

Ranked Leagues in Season 7

With the release of Season 7, a new ranked series also kicked off in Apex Legends. Starting on November 4, players will compete in ranked on the new Olympus map until December 15. The second split takes place on World’s Edge, and will run from December 15 to the end of Season 7.

In the Season 7 ranked update post, Respawn’s ranked designers discussed the state of ranked play. They covered topics like the ranking distribution of players from Season 6, and some of their on-going goals for the ranked playlist.

The first ranked split of Season 7 is currently available for players to jump into on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.