Respawn are introducing a brand new feature in Apex Legends ranked play. In Season 2, players will compete in six tiers - Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Apex Predator. There's also entry fee and penalties for leaving early.
Apex Legends Season 2 officially arrives today - 02 July 2019, and with it, players are getting a lot of new content including a brand new ranked play system that should offer an overall better experience for competitive players.
The developers Respawn Entertainment detailed the new ranked play system, which they called simply Ranked Leagues. These run in competitive periods that are called Series.
The first Series is scheduled to run for the duration of Season 2, which is from today all the way through September 2019. Ranked Leagues features six competitive tiers - Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Apex Predator.
On top of that, all of the tiers except Apex Predator have four divisions - Gold IV, Gold III, Gold II, and Gold I. To make this a bit clearer, Gold I is the top division in Gold tier. All players will start in Bronze IV on the launch, but future Series should have a starting placement if you’ve climbed the ladder in previous Series.
Respawn also said that future Ranked Series may not be in sync with the larger Apex Seasons as they may need more time for players to settle on their true skill level.
To climb these mentioned tiers, players will, of course, have to earn Ranked Points based on their performance. Kills are worth 1RP up to a maximum of 5RP per match. Placing Top 10 is worth 2RP, Top 5 is 4RP, Top 3 earns 7RP, and a win will bank 12RP.
Also, you'll have to pay an entry fee for matches with your Ranked Points. Bronze matches are free, Silver cost 1RP, Gold 2RP, Platinum 3RP, Diamond 4RP while Apex Predator matches cost 5RP.
There's also a new penalty system for those who abandon matches if things aren't going their way. These players will be hit with a matchmaking penalty in both regular and Ranked matches.
Ranked Leagues will also introduce special awards and you can check out the official blog post for more details on that and other features.