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Respawn pushes Apex Legends hotfix targeting dropship melee bug

Published: 7/Nov/2019 3:30 Updated: 7/Nov/2019 4:09

by Isaac McIntyre

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Fixes for Apex Legends bugs based around being able to kill other players inside the dropship before the match has even started, and abandon penalty problems, have been pushed out in a live hotfix patch, Respawn Entertainment has confirmed.

A bug based around being able to melee, and even knock down, enemy players in the dropship before the game even started flared up this week, forcing Respawn to move quickly to remove the game-breaking glitch from the game on October 7.

As well as that dropship problem, the developers also disabled a bug that was allowing players to quit out of competitive matchmaking rounds during the legend-select and drop screens, allowing them to avoid abandon penalties and gain max ranked points.


“Heads up Legends! We’ve pushed a server patch to PC to hotfix the following: bug that allowed players to melee during the pre-match; bug allowing players to quit out of ranked matches before they start, and avoid abandon penalties and still get max RP,” Respawn confirmed.

While the patch only dropped for the PC version of the game initially, the devs also confirmed that console versions of the hotfixes would be “soon to follow,” and were just pending confirmation from Microsoft and Sony for their console systems.

This isn’t the first time Respawn has had to quickly push a hotfix for issues in the game relating to ranked exploits either, with the developers slamming down the banhammer on players taking advantage of AFK protocols to avoid RP losses.


Considering this October 7 bug-fix was targeted at another way to gain ranked points, or avoid losing them, it stands to reason the developers may roll out another wave of bans in the near future for players who took advantage of the glitch, though there’s been no confirmation that this is on their radar just yet.

Respawn EntertainmentApex players can once again stay in the dropship without being scared of pre-match violence.

Now that these problems have been solved, maybe it will be a little easier to grind out Apex’s competitive modes, as well as the game’s current limited-time event Duos.

If you’re dropping into Duos with a friend, make sure you know which legends work perfectly together so that your chances of being crowned Champions of the Arena are high.

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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.

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Respawn provides players with new rewards to earn during each ranked series.

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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.