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Respawn dev hints that Apex Legends SBMM has possibly been turned off

Published: 14/Dec/2019 11:38

by Daniel Cleary


A developer at Respawn Entertainment has hinted that skill-based matchmaking (SBMM) may have been switched off or changed in Apex Legends.

SBMM is a widely controversial topic among gamers in many titles such as Fortnite and the newly-released Call of Duty title, Modern Warfare.

Many fans of the popular battle royale game, Apex Legends, have also been frustrated with the use of skill-based matchmaking in their matches, with some even claiming that it was “ruining” their online experience.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers are finding it harder to win matches in Apex Legends with SBMM.

SBMM is used to match players of similar skill levels together using various algorithms, however, many hardcore fans have deemed it unfair, arguing that their matches have become too difficult to win against some of the game’s top players.

Since the beginning of Season 2 in Apex Legends, skill-based matchmaking has become the standard in online matches despite the fact a ranked playlist with SBMM was also introduced during that period.

However, one Respawn developer, Josh Medina, hinted that changes have been made to the matchmaking system after replying to Apex Legends streamer Xfactor’s thoughts on his recent matches.

“I’m solo Q’ing as usual. Either the SBMM is turned off or broken but its the most fun I’ve had in weeks,” the Facebook streamer expressed, revealing that it felt as if Respawn had begun testing new alternatives to the current state of matchmaking.

The Respawn Entertainment producer simply responded with the classic eyes emoji, suggesting that the streamer may have been correct in his predictions.

The removal of skill-based matchmaking from Apex Legends would come as good news to many of the battle royale’s fans including top stars such as TSM TannerSlays who even called the system “zero fun.”

Although it is unclear what changes, if any, have been made so far to the game’s matchmaking system, fans will be eager to get into action to test things out on the Mirage’s Holo-day bash event which started on December 12.

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How to fix Apex Legends code 100 error on Xbox, PlayStation and PC

Published: 18/Jan/2021 1:20 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 1:30

by Connor Bennett


Despite being around for a while now, the infamous code 100 error continues to cause problems in Apex Legends and we’ve got all the info you need to address it.

What is the code 100 error in Apex Legends?

The Code 100 Error has been annoying Apex Legends players since early 2020; the error relates to players being unable to ‘complete their EA Account sign in,’ which is particularly annoying for players as EA have not yet noted the issues, much less acknowledged that they have their own fix coming.

Players have come up with a temporary fix of their own, with the remedy being pretty much the same regardless of whether you play the popular title on PC, Xbox, or PlayStation. You can find the fix for each respective platform below.

Respawn Entertainment / EA GamesThe Code 100 error is stopping Apex Legends players from helping teammates as Lifeline.

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on Xbox One & Series X/S

The temporary fix, which has been a success for most players, revolves around being able to change your DNS [Domain Name System] server to a public DNS service, which has its own numbered code.

To make the fix work on Xbox, go into your network settings and tweak a few things:

  1. Go to Settings – Network, Advanced Settings, DNS Settings
  2. Change DNS settings to the following:
  3. Primary DNS:
  4. Secondary DNS:
  5. Save settings and return to Apex Legends

You may have to restart the game for the updated settings to make a change.

Windows CentralThe network settings for Xbox One are slightly tucked away – but you’ll be back playing Apex in no time.

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on PS4 & PS5

Again, fixing the error on either PlayStation console is pretty similar to Xbox but there are a couple more steps to follow:

  1. Go to Settings » Network » Set Up Internet Connection.
  2. Select which connection you use – be it WiFi or LAN Cable
  3. Select ‘custom’ and enter the following settings:
    • IP Address Settings: Automatic
    • DHCP Host Name: Do Not Specify
    • DNS Settings: Manual
    • Primary DNS:
    • Secondary DNS:
    • MTU Settings: Automatic
    • Proxy Server: Do Not Use

Save these settings and then return to your home screen.  Like on Xbox, you may have to close the Apex Legends application and start it up again for the changes to take effect.

Respawn EntertainmentThe code 100 error has been affecting Apex Legends players for a few days

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on PC

The good news is that there is a fix for code 100 on PC, the bad news is that it takes a bit longer to do that on console. That said, if you follow these steps, you should be able to bypass the error.

  1. On PC, hit the Win + R keys together, opening the command box
  2. There, type in ncpa.cpl and wait for ‘Network Connections’ to appear
  3. On Network Connections, head to the internet connection you operate on and right-click it
  4. Once that right-click menu open, select properties
  5. After the properties menu opens, find Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and select properties – which is towards the bottom right-hand side of the box
  6. There, select ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’ and type in:
  7.  Preferred DNS server:
  8. Alternate DNS server:
  9. Once done, select OK in the bottom right-hand corner. Once the box disappears, restart your PC and allow the changes to take place.

So, there you have it, that’s how you fix the Code 100 Error on old-gen and next-gen consoles, as well as PC.

Last updated January 17, 2021, at 5:30 PM EST.