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Is Ranked Play coming to Apex Legends?

Published: 7/Feb/2019 0:51 Updated: 24/Feb/2019 19:43

by Wyatt Donigan

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While the release of Apex Legends has been a resounding success thus far, there’s still one feature that many players have been asking about: Ranked Play.

Respawn released Apex Legends on February 4 and saw over a million unique players dive in over the first eight hours of availability. After a week, this number had risen to 25 million.

Players of all breeds – both casual and competitive – have been getting their fill over the last few days, and a supposed ‘leak’ appeared to have good news for more ‘competitive’ players.

Data miners found two lines of code in the Apex Legends game files, which immediately sparked rumors that a ‘ranked’ playlist was coming

According to a screenshot courtesy of @StoutFN_ on Twitter, the code in question read “rankedplay_display_enabled ‘0’” and “rankeplay_voice_enabled ‘0.’”

Fans thought this code was a leak hinting at Ranked play.

However, this leak was quickly shut down. Reddit user u/ralopd, a moderator on the official Apex Legends subreddit, explained that this game file is just leftover code from Titanfall 2.

Any sort of competitive mode in Fortnite has been one of the most requested features since the battle royale mode launched in September of 2017, but it still hasn’t been added in.

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On February 21, GamingINTEL claimed to have found more Apex Legends game files which hint at some form of ‘league’ system.

This leak is highly dubious, as there is nothing to verify that they are in fact genuine game files from Apex Legends – so take this with a very large pinch of salt.

GamingINTEL claims these are files from Apex Legends.

Should Apex Legends get a ranked mode despite being in its infancy as compared to Fortnite, it would be another massive win for the newest entrant to the battle royale scene.

Given that Apex Legends already has plans of going cross-platform sooner rather than later, it’s quite possible that a new king of battle royales is blooming right in front of our eyes.

Time will tell if Apex Legends can sustain this early boom in popularity, but it’s abundantly clear that Fortnite’s place atop the market isn’t as stable as it was just a few weeks ago.

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Apex Legends leak reveals ranked solos and more game modes in the works

Published: 15/Jan/2021 10:45

by Connor Bennett

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A fresh Apex Legends leak has pointed at more game modes coming in Season 8 and beyond, including ranked Solos mode and another iteration of Kings Canyon. 

As the Apex Legends seasons have gone on, Respawn Entertainment have added a number of different game modes to the battle royale. For the most part, these limited-time modes have either been slight or major tweaks on the typical last man standing formula of a battle royale.

With Season 8 on the horizon, some leaks have started to filter out about Apex’s second anniversary season – including who we might see as a new legend, current legend tweaks, and of course, limited-time modes. 

These leaks have revealed a team deathmatch-like game mode, that would be played on Kings Canyon, coming to Apex at some point, but a fresh set of leaks have revealed that the devs have more than just that up their sleeve.

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Apex has been awash with LTMs, just like the Winter Express mode.

Apex Legends leaker SomeoneWhoLeaks posted the new images on January 14, showing the activity feed from somebody testing out new game modes ahead of Season 8. 

Them team deathmatch style mode – known as Arenas – makes an appearance, as does something called Anniversary Event Kings Canyon, as well as game modes called Locked and Loaded and Death Trigger.

However, what is the most interesting part of it all, is that there a reference to a Ranked Solos mode. It does look a little different from the rest as its listed as “#PL_Ranked_Leagues_solo!”

Its inclusion is incredibly interesting as, whenever fans have asked for a solos mode, Respawn has been against it – stating that they have data that points to solos not being “healthy” for the battle royale.

They reiterated their position on January 8, saying that a solos mode would not be coming to Apex. It could be a case that the mode is being tested to assess more data, so, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens here.