One developer has confirmed the team is working on more Ranked changes in Apex Legends.
Despite the rework, players were not happy with Respawn Entertainment's decisions to revamp Ranked mode. Ranked Reloaded, the name given to the series of improvements, seemed to fall flat with players who heavily criticized much of the changes — primarily, matchmaking. Now, developers have once again decided to take a crack at fixing Ranked and getting it to a place where players can enjoy it.
Apex Legends Ranked Rework is in the Cards Once Again, Dev Says
In a recent interview with The Loadout, Evan Nikolich, Apex Legends Design Director, weighed the triumphs and shortcomings of Ranked Reloaded.
The rework had two main goals they wanted to hit:
- Players will focus on playing as a team, and playing for the win
- RP will be a more accurate representation of your overall game skill.
According to him, the gameplay of Ranked has reached a good place. This is evidenced by the fact that "teams are surviving longer, play towards the end game is more intense, and wins are more coveted" while also acknowledging the faults pointed out by the community. The grind and matchmaking were chief among these and Nikolich explained that developers planned to look at community feedback in tandem with "the back end data we have" to address those points, specifically.
"Matchmaking is a constant challenge for every competitive game, and we’re no exception to that." He said, "That said, that won’t stop us from always pushing to make things better, so players can rest easy knowing the team is actively working on improving matchmaking."
Part of this solution, Nikolich said, is to separate the high-skilled players out of lower tiers faster. The rest he has decided to keep under wraps for now, but assured the community the developers are working on it.
Hopefully, these changes come soon as players aren't shy about expressing being pushed to their limits on social media. DBLTAP cannot confirm any tweaks to be made to Apex Legends Ranked, nor can we confirm a date for the rework.