Apex Legends players suggest simple change to stop Ranked smurfs
Apex Legends players have come up with an interesting yet simple solution to help prevent smurfs in Ranked Leagues.
Unfortunately, smurfing in Apex Legends’ Ranked Leagues has been an issue among the community, ruining the experience for new players. Some in the community have come up with an idea to prevent this from happening, which players seem to love the sound of.
Reddit user LordSpence put a suggestion in the Apex Legends subreddit for the Ranked Leagues to only become available for players once they reach level 50: “Suggestion! Ranked should only be available to play at Level 50 and above.”
The player expands on the suggestion in the post, saying that while they love the game and have been playing “since day 1,” the ranked experience as of recent has been “ruined” by “smurf accounts.”
Currently, players will need to get their account to level 10 before they can test their skills in ranked, but this player is suggesting that the devs increase this to 50, as it “would take way too long for them to get to level 50” and perhaps prevent them from surfing.
The post currently has 1.5k upvotes at the time of writing, as well as many comments that are supportive of the suggestion. One comment reads “Honestly this seems like such an obvious fix for Smurfs, it makes me wonder what the true reason is for not implementing it.”
Another Reddit user expressed similar frustrations with ranked, also claiming that smurfs are “f*cking everything up for lower level players.”
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