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Apex Legends players frustrated with Ranked Series 3 split

by Joe Craven

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Fans of Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends have reported a number of frustrations with the game’s recent ‘Ranked Split’, as the game’s Ranked Series 3 undergoes its mid-way point transition. 

Ranked Play in Apex Legends has been pretty popular with players, as they do their best to achieve the maximum rank of Apex Predator and compete against the very best. 

The ongoing Ranked Series 3 - part of Apex Legends Season 4 - has seen players frustrated after undergoing the planned ‘soft reset’. As with previous Ranked Series, Respawn opted to split Series 3 into two, offering players the chance to play on both World’s Edge and King’s Canyon. 

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Players are reporting encountering enemies way above their rank.

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However, a number of players are reporting that ranked matchmaking has been affected - and not for the better. 

One player explained that the soft reset saw them relegated from Gold I to Silver III, but in their recent games they have been put up against Diamond or Predator opponents.

It was so far skewed out of balance with regard to the skill levels of teams in the game it was basically unplayable as an average player,” they explained. “Is it because of the split and people are climbing to where they should be yet somehow not allowing lower ranked players to have any chance whatsoever?”

Anyone experiencing totally skewed ranked games post split ? Predators and diamonds everywhere. from r/apexlegends

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It does not seem that the player is alone in their frustrations, with multiple other Apex Legends fans reporting similar problems.

“This is what solo ranked players need to put up with, they should not be playing in platinum lobbies, makes the whole thing pointless,” another said, after encountering players far above their rank.

The issues have led to many arguing that ranked matchmaking is currently worse than those in normal, casual matches. 

Furthermore, some players have reported bugs surrounding their ranks, including two ranks being displayed simultaneously.

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Some users have reported having two ranks at once.

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Any significant update will be sure to cause issues, but it seems this one is frustrating players who are striving to perform in Respawn’s dedicated ranked mode. 

Respawn have not yet responded directly to players’ issues, but will certainly be quick to iron out the issues in their most seriously-taken mode. 

You can keep up to date with all the issues the developers are tracking via their dedicated Trello board, and right here on Dexerto.