Respawn Entertainment has decided to extend Apex Legends' Season 10 ranked split to compensate players for server trouble the game experienced in the wake of the Evolution Collection Event, which launched in Patch 10.1.
Although the update was largely a success, adding plenty of new skins and necessary balance changes, it also prevented some players from playing the game at all. In response, Respawn tried to ramp up server capacity, but its efforts fell short.
"Despite improvements today, we're still seeing roughly three times the normal rate of disconnect errors in [Apex Legends], and a full return to normal may take until our next planned patch on Sept. 22," the studio tweeted Friday. "We'll extend the current ranked split by one week—that update will go live Monday."
As a result, the split will run through Sept. 28, one week past its original Sept. 21 end date.
Despite the extended first split, Respawn has announced no plans to alter the second split's end date of Nov. 2. Doing so would require altering the launch date for Season 11, making it fairly unlikely.