Apex Legends ranked play is split into six tiers—Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Grasp, and Apex Predator—every (aside from Apex Predator) subdivided into 4 divisions. Your rank is decided by Ranked Factors earned via gameplay in ranked matches: The higher you might be, the upper you climb within the rankings, and the stiffer the competitors turns into.
That is all pretty fundamental stuff, but it surely’s value a fast refresher to emphasise the hole between the Bronze tier, which is the fundamental entry stage, and Diamond, which requires 7,200 RP to enter. Essentially the most you possibly can earn from a single ranked match is 100 RP, and ending as something lower than Apex Champion will get you significantly lower than that, so the variety of gamers who attain Diamond tier is comparatively tiny: In season 6, as an example, only two percent of ranked gamers managed to attain Diamond rating or greater.
That is why it is noteworthy that 419 gamers who ranked Diamond or greater have been caught abusing an exploit that permit them play in Bronze lobbies regardless of their rank:
To the 419 Diamond+ ranked gamers who abused an exploit permitting you get into and farm bronze lobbies for RP, get pleasure from watching Season 7 from the sidelines 🔨❤️November 4, 2020
Ford stated the bans have been made across all platforms—”justice has no boundaries lol”—and whereas he did not get into the specifics of the glitch, a fast search turns up all types of outcomes explaining methods to do it. In truth, it seems to be one thing of a long-standing challenge: This EA support site entry from July 2019, as an example, complains that “greater ranked gamers of any rank (Instance Platinum) can glitch right into a foyer for the decrease ranked video games (Instance Bronze) to farm straightforward RP and grind their rank.”
The video under, by YouTuber TaylorHobbs, signifies that the exploit requires slightly little bit of timing, however not a lot else.
As you may think, Bronze-tiers gamers aren’t super-enthusiastic about top-ranked heavy-hitters tearing issues up of their video games, and so the response to Ford’s tweet is mostly fairly optimistic.
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@RSPN_Hideouts been SWANGIN that ban hammer. You’re the person pic.twitter.com/ZPrISZqNYmNovember 4, 2020
And in some circumstances, very optimistic.
GET FUCKING SHIT ON LETS GOOO!!!On some actual shit although There are such a lot of undeserving diamond gamers exploiting this. Thanks a lot hideouts I like you.November 4, 2020
I’ve stated it earlier than and I will say it once more: Cheaters really prosper very often, however generally they get busted and endure for it, and it is at all times enjoyable to look at after they do. I’ve reached out to EA for extra info on the crackdown, and can replace if I obtain a reply.