Apex Legends Season 13 Ranked Reloaded: Major Ranked mode changes

Alex Garton
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The Apex Legends Ranked system will be overhauled during the forthcoming Season 13. Here is everything we know about the upcoming changes.

The Ranked system was introduced way back in Season 2 of Apex Legends. As the Apex community’s competitive hub, Ranked became the true test of who was the cream of the crop within Respawn Entertainment‘s battle royale.

However, in the last few seasons, pros and players alike have called on Respawn to make significant changes to the Ranked system, offering countless ideas and suggestions.

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Well, the devs are overhauling the competitive mode in Season 13 with the Ranked Reloaded rework and they’ve finally announced all of the fresh changes.

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Apex Legends will be entering its 13th Season very soon

Apex Legends Season 13 Ranked Reloaded

For starters, the heavily requested feature of demotion is finally being introduced to Apex Ranked, occurring when a player’s RP falls below the minimum value for that rank and they’ve exhausted their demotion protection. Demoted players will be pushed down to the midpoint of the next lowest tier.

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Next, players will be rewarded RP when another member of their squad picks up a kill, and the kill RP cap has been removed. However, the base value of each elimination will be worth increasingly less down to a minimum.

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When it comes to assists, the assist timer has been increased from 10 seconds to 15 seconds, giving players more of a window to receive credit for their hand in an elimination.

Another huge addition is the introduction of the Rookie rank, which will act as an introductory tier to Ranked play which standard players cannot re-enter once they’ve left, giving new players a place to learn the ropes.

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Storm Point arrived in Apex Legends Season 11.

On top of this, match entry RP costs are now going to be adjusted based on a player’s rank, with Rookie being completely free and Master and Predator costing the most.

Finally, the value of each kill or assist that you rack up will be adjusted based on match placement, giving players the incentive to balance placing highly and hunting down eliminations to maximize their RP gains.

So, there you have, those are all of the changes coming to Ranked in Season 13 on May 10. Don’t forget to follow @alphaINTEL for all the latest Apex Legends guides and news.

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Alex Garton is a former writer for Dexerto. He has a BA in English Literature and has been a Games Writer for over four years. He has previously written for Gfinity and TOP10Esports. Specializing in Call of Duty and Apex Legends, he also enjoys diving into new releases to create informative guides.