Apex Legends dev teases future Ranked changes

Hamza Khalid
Apex Legends Roster

One of the Apex Legends developers revealed how they’re planning to keep hackers out of matches, and also revealed some potential Ranked changes coming in the future.

Multiplayer games often use Ranked modes to let players see how they stack up against other players of similar quality. Apex Legends is no exception, as the game’s Ranked Leagues gives you the opportunity to truly test your skills.

This will place you in divisions from Bronze up to Apex Predator, based on final placements and in-game performance. However, players have their issues with this mode, and have called for updates in the past.

Now, Respawn has teased some Ranked mode changes for the future.

Apex Legends ranks

Respawn’s John ‘JayBiebs’ Larson brought a few potential changes to Ranked Play on the Apex Uncut podcast. The dev suggested that increasing the level requirement for the mode is an option.

However, this might lock out players who’ve only just reached the current level requirement. JayBiebs also addressed the topic of adding two-factor authentication to prevent hacking. The developer wasn’t wild about that solution.

“From what I’ve heard, I don’t think two-factor authentication works quite as well as some may believe it to, because you can always spoof,” he said, but added that there are steps being taken to improve Ranked.

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The dev also responded to the highly-requested suggestion of decay on RP for inactive players. “Can’t make any promises, but it is something we’re aware of and looking into,” he said.

Players have also been asking for a map rotation that’s similar to the one in the regular battle royale mode. Larson stated that while Respawn has considered that option, it could have consequences regarding RP farming.

We’ll keep checking for updates regarding this and will let you know if the developers announce any more changes to Ranked Play in Apex Legends.

Also, check out the release date for Ranked Arenas mode.

Image credits: Respawn Entertainment