Despite its attempted rework, Apex Legends Ranked Reloaded has only further exacerbated the problems with matchmaking, players say.
More players are taking to social media to voice their complaints following the introduction of Ranked Reloaded, a marketed fix to some of the biggest issues facing Apex Legends Ranked mode. Before Reloaded, one of the most common problems was matchmaking with there simply not being enough Apex Predators to meaningfully fill a lobby — leading to inappropriate match-ups. Players being pulled from Silver, Gold, and Platinum are certainly feeling the heat.
Apex Legends Ranked Reloaded Matchmaking Misses the Mark, Players Say
In a post published to the official Apex Legends subreddit on June 8, user Quarantine 722 recounts one such experience — having been pit against a full ALGS Predator team. The attached video clearly shows the user and his friend — Platinum and Gold 4 ranked, respectively — getting steamrolled by the predators in a lobby.
It wasn't long before other players chimed in with their own frustration and experiences.
"'A fair and balanced game, where you play people of your skill level' Lmaoooook" Jets8711 wrote.
Ardath101 replied, "Further exacerbated by the ranked changes. Since now there are even less players in master and diamond, this increases the chance for actual plat or gold players of encountering preds."
Allderman seemed to agree, writing, "I don’t care what anyone says about the new ranked changes. This right here sucks ass and is not fun. You shouldn’t be in plat and gold playing against 3 stack pred teams."
Others lamented the way Ranked Apex has shifted over the years, with one user writing that the game has entered a "terrible state." Another responded that they "completely dropped the game, as win or lose, it has lost its charm."
Developers have yet to comment publicly about the changes — which hasn't gone unnoticed by fans. DBLTAP cannot confirm any tweaks to Ranked at the time of writing.