Apex Legends pros suggest removal of kill points from Ranked Leagues
Apex Legends pros express an idea which they believe will make the game’s ranked playlist better, which involves the removal of kill points.
Apex Legends pros have suggested removing the game’s kill point system to make Ranked Leagues a better experience, but could it really be worth making such a big change?
Apex Legends Ranked Leagues is the competitive playlist for the battle royale, where players battle it out to gain Ranked Points (RP) and reach a higher level. For many pros, this is where they sharpen their skills and teamwork, developing the knowledge needed to compete at the highest level, the Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS).
It seems a couple of pros had something to say about the state of Ranked Leagues in Season 9: Legacy, presenting a very controversial case for the removal of Kill Points (KP).
There are seven levels in Ranked Leagues: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Masters, Apex Predator. As well as gaining RP from placement, players must also gain Kill Points (KP) to multiply their placement score and gain the maximum amount of RP from a game.
It seems some disagree with the idea of KP, perhaps thinking it causes too many third-parties and a playstyle of getting kills instead of actually playing the battle royale how it is supposed to be played.
TSM Snip3down took to twitter to express his views:
“Best opinion I’ve heard yet on ranked is removing KP entirely from the RP system, the game is a BR after all. Winning should be the #1 priority, would actually make the quality of games A+ in comparison to what they are now, if you want to frag out go play arena“
This would mean players only receive RP from placement, which would be a massive change for the game, especially with so many players believing it influences a less campy playstyle and gives the game a more entertaining flow.
After Snip3down’s comments caught some attention, he actually confirmed that the views came from @ReptarRB, another Apex Legends pro who said ranked would be “perfect” without Kill Points.
Some of the comments those in the community shared made the removal of Kill Points seem like a very controversial idea and may potentially make the game way campier.
@GarretLeaks said, “might as well add cheese if he wants that many rats,” implying the removal of KP would ultimately cause more people to play for placement and therefore play passively until the final circles.
It could go either way, as it depends what kind of lobby players are in and how desperate players are for RP. Regardless, this seems like a very radical change and would make more sense for the developers to reduce the effectiveness of the KP system rather than remove it as a whole, as it does influence a more positive, aggressive playstyle.
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