Ranked Leagues

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Ranked Leagues is a game mode introduced in Season 2.svg Season 2. It differs from the normal Play Apex game mode in that players are matched with other players of the same or adjacent tier.

Like the Battle Pass Seasons, Ranked Leagues has Ranked Seasons after which players receive a reward based on their rank.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Ranked matches play the same as the normal Play Apex with the only difference being the matchmaking and the awarding of Ranked Points (RP) after every match. In Ranked, players are matched with players of the same or similar tier with placement, kills, and assists giving away RP which is used to measure progress to the next tier. A set amount of RP is also deducted for each tier after Bronze.

Starting in Season 4.svg Season 4, Ranked Seasons are divided into "splits". Tiers reset after each split and your final ranked rewards are determined by the highest rank you reached on either split.

Prematurely leaving matches will net you a matchmaking penalty by applying a wait time before you can queue up again. See the section Abandon and Penalties for details.

Abandon and Penalties[edit | edit source]

Abandon is defined as "leaving the game before the match is over for you". This includes:

  • leaving during character selection.
  • leaving while you are alive, including drop.
  • leaving when knocked down.
  • leaving when a player is dead, but the banner is available for pickup and has not timed out (can still be respawned by teammates).
  • If a player's banner is picked up by teammates, and then the player quit within 2 minutes and 30 seconds of the pickup.
    • If they leave after 2 minutes and 30 seconds have passed since their Banner was picked up after dying, they will not be considered abandoning the game.
  • When disconnected due to either server issues or client end, failure to reconnect within 2 minutes.

As a reminder:

  • Even if you do not have a full team (either due to teammates disconnect/leave or failure to fill by matchmaking) or if one or both teammates go AFK, currently you will still get a penalty.
  • Players will be warned via the menus if their leaving may trigger abandon penalties; if the warning does not show up, players are free to leave, subject to the server's calculation.

In Ranked Leagues, these are the penalties:

  • A minimum of 10 minutes lockout from ALL modes, including Firing Range and Training.
  • Forfeiture of any ranked points earned, and a double subtraction of the entry cost. For example, an abandon in silver would yield -24RP (2x 12 RP entry cost), while doing so in gold will yield a penalty of -48RP.

Loss Forgiveness[edit | edit source]

Screen displayed when a player hits three used forgiveness abandons.

Loss Forgiveness is when all potential RP losses in a match are zeroed out when you happen to lose RP during the match. For example, in a Diamond match where you came in the last place but had two kills, you would normally have a -28 adjustment to your RP (-48 from the Diamond entry cost, +20 for kills, for a net loss of -28). With loss forgiveness, however, you would have a net loss adjusted to 0.

Loss Forgiveness is granted when:

  • your match-made teammate abandons the game.
    • If a party member leaves or goes AFK, you do not get loss forgiveness.
    • If a teammate leaves after banner timed out, or leave after 2 minutes and 30 seconds if banner picked up -- ie, they are not considered abandoning the game -- you do not get loss forgiveness.
  • you get to the start of the drop sequence and you don't have a full squad. If you leave before that, you get an abandon penalty.[note 1]
  • you have an unexpected quit once every 24 hours. If you exceed more than once per day three times during the season, you lose all forgiveness for the remainder of that season and all further unexpected quits will incur penalties.

Tiers[edit | edit source]

Players are divided into seven tiers, each with four divisions, except Master and Apex Predator - where players are ranked globally via their current RP. The following table lists their respective RP entry costs and needed RP to advance to that tier listed.

Tier Entry Cost RP Needed
Ranked Tier1 Bronze.png Bronze 0 RP 0 RP
Ranked Tier2 Silver.png Silver 12 RP 1200 RP
Ranked Tier3 Gold.png Gold 24 RP 2800 RP
Ranked Tier4 Platinum.png Platinum 36 RP 4800 RP
Ranked Tier5 Diamond.png Diamond 48 RP 7200 RP
Ranked Tier6 Master.png Master 60 RP 10,000 RP
Ranked Tier7 Apex Predator.png Apex Predator 60 RP Top 750 Players (based on RP)
per platform

Progression[edit | edit source]

RP is given to players after each match currently based on three factors: Placement, HUDicon kills.png Kills, and HUDicon assists.png Assists. The RP given out are as follows:

Placement 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14+
RP Given 100 60 40 30 20 10 5 0
Kills/Assists Modifier[note 2] 25 20 15 12 10

This means that the maximum amount of RP one can receive in a match (by being champion and having at least 6 Kills or Assists) is 250 RP.

Ranked Seasons[edit | edit source]

Season Duration Map Rewards
Season 2.svg
Season 2
July 02, 2019 -
October 01, 2019
Loadingscreen Kings Canyon MU1.png
Kings Canyon
  • Ranked Tier1 Bronze.png Bronze: Badge
  • Ranked Tier2 Silver.png Silver: Badge
  • Ranked Tier3 Gold.png Gold: Badge, Weapon Charm
  • Ranked Tier4 Platinum.png Platinum: Badge, Weapon Charm
  • Ranked Tier5 Diamond.png Diamond: Badge, Weapon Charm, Dive Trail
  • Ranked Tier7 Apex Predator.png Apex Predator: Badge, Weapon Charm, Dive Trail

Season 3.svg
Season 3
October 01, 2019 -
February 04, 2020
Loadingscreen World's Edge.png
World's Edge
  • Ranked Tier1 Bronze.png Bronze: Badge
  • Ranked Tier2 Silver.png Silver: Badge
  • Ranked Tier3 Gold.png Gold: Badge, Weapon Charm
  • Ranked Tier4 Platinum.png Platinum: Badge, Weapon Charm
  • Ranked Tier5 Diamond.png Diamond: Badge, Weapon Charm, Dive Trail
  • Ranked Tier7 Apex Predator.png Apex Predator: Badge, Weapon Charm, Dive Trail

Season 4.svg
Season 4
February 04, 2020 -
March 24, 2020
Loadingscreen World's Edge MU1.png
World's Edge
  • Ranked Tier1 Bronze.png Bronze: Badge, Animated Badge (if Bronze in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier2 Silver.png Silver: Badge, Animated Badge (if Silver in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier3 Gold.png Gold: Badge, Weapon Charm, Animated Badge (if Gold in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier4 Platinum.png Platinum: Badge, Weapon Charm, Animated Badge (if Platinum in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier5 Diamond.png Diamond: Badge, Weapon Charm, Animated Badge (if Diamond in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier6 Master.png Master: Badge, Weapon Charm, Dive Trail, Animated Badge (if Master in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier7 Apex Predator.png Apex Predator: Badge, Weapon Charm, Dive Trail, Animated Badge (if Apex Predator in both Splits)

March 24, 2020 -
May 12, 2020
Loadingscreen Kings Canyon MU1.png
Kings Canyon
Season 5.svg
Season 5
May 12, 2020 -
June 30, 2020
Loadingscreen Kings Canyon MU2.png
Kings Canyon
  • Ranked Tier1 Bronze.png Bronze: Badge, Animated Badge (if Bronze in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier2 Silver.png Silver: Badge, Animated Badge (if Silver in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier3 Gold.png Gold: Badge, Weapon Charm, Animated Badge (if Gold in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier4 Platinum.png Platinum: Badge, Weapon Charm, Animated Badge (if Platinum in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier5 Diamond.png Diamond: Badge, Weapon Charm, Animated Badge (if Diamond in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier6 Master.png Master: Badge, Weapon Charm, Dive Trail, Animated Badge (if Master in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier7 Apex Predator.png Apex Predator: Badge, Weapon Charm, Dive Trail, Animated Badge (if Apex Predator in both Splits)

June 30, 2020 -
August 18, 2020
Loadingscreen World's Edge MU1.png
World's Edge
Season 6.svg
Season 6
August 18, 2020 -
September 29, 2020
Loadingscreen World's Edge MU2.png
World's Edge
  • Ranked Tier1 Bronze.png Bronze: Badge, Animated Badge (if Bronze in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier2 Silver.png Silver: Badge, Animated Badge (if Silver in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier3 Gold.png Gold: Badge, Weapon Charm, Animated Badge (if Gold in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier4 Platinum.png Platinum: Badge, Weapon Charm, Animated Badge (if Platinum in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier5 Diamond.png Diamond: Badge, Weapon Charm, Animated Badge (if Diamond in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier6 Master.png Master: Badge, Weapon Charm, Dive Trail, Animated Badge (if Master in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier7 Apex Predator.png Apex Predator: Badge, Weapon Charm, Dive Trail, Animated Badge (if Apex Predator in both Splits)

September 29, 2020 -
November 04, 2020
Loadingscreen Kings Canyon MU2.png
Kings Canyon
Season 7.svg
Season 7
November 04, 2020 -
December 15, 2020
Loadingscreen Olympus.png
Olympus
  • Ranked Tier1 Bronze.png Bronze: Badge, Animated Badge (if Bronze in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier2 Silver.png Silver: Badge, Animated Badge (if Silver in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier3 Gold.png Gold: Badge, Weapon Charm, Animated Badge (if Gold in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier4 Platinum.png Platinum: Badge, Weapon Charm, Animated Badge (if Platinum in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier5 Diamond.png Diamond: Badge, Weapon Charm, Animated Badge (if Diamond in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier6 Master.png Master: Badge, Weapon Charm, Dive Trail, Animated Badge (if Master in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier7 Apex Predator.png Apex Predator: Badge, Weapon Charm, Dive Trail, Animated Badge (if Apex Predator in both Splits)

December 15, 2020 -
February 02, 2021
Loadingscreen World's Edge MU2.png
World's Edge
Season 8.svg
Season 8
February 02, 2021 -
March 23, 2021
Loadingscreen Kings Canyon MU3.png
Kings Canyon
  • Ranked Tier1 Bronze.png Bronze: Badge, Animated Badge (if Bronze in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier2 Silver.png Silver: Badge, Animated Badge (if Silver in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier3 Gold.png Gold: Badge, Weapon Charm, Animated Badge (if Gold in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier4 Platinum.png Platinum: Badge, Weapon Charm, Animated Badge (if Platinum in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier5 Diamond.png Diamond: Badge, Weapon Charm, Dive Trail, Animated Badge (if Diamond in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier6 Master.png Master: Badge, Weapon Charm, Dive Trail, Animated Badge (if Master in both Splits)
  • Ranked Tier7 Apex Predator.png Apex Predator: Badge, Weapon Charm, Dive Trail, Animated Badge (if Apex Predator in both Splits)

March 23, 2021 -
May 04, 2021
Loadingscreen Olympus.png
Olympus

Ranked Placement Results[edit | edit source]

The following distribution for each Season among all players who played more than 5 hours of Ranked:

Rank Season 2 Season 3 Season 4[note 3] Season 5[note 3] Season 6[note 3] Season 7[note 3]
Ranked Tier1 Bronze.png Bronze 5,2 % 3,9 % 17,54 % 16,22 % 17,76 % 16,35 %
Ranked Tier2 Silver.png Silver 40,0 % 29,1 % 27,2 % 22,83 % 26,23 % 23,86 %
Ranked Tier3 Gold.png Gold 35,7 % 35,3 % 33,72 % 32,31 % 36,25 % 32,09 %
Ranked Tier4 Platinum.png Platinum 16,8 % 23,6 % 18,82 % 23,96 % 17,75 % 23,13 %
Ranked Tier5 Diamond.png Diamond 2,1 % 7,1 % 2,51 % 4,37 % 1,89 % 4,37 %
Ranked Tier6 Master.png Master - - 0,21 % 0,31 % 0,12 % 0,2 %
Ranked Tier7 Apex Predator.png Apex Predator 0,2 % 1,0 %

History[edit | edit source]


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Ranked series used to be numbered starting from 1. Since Ranked Leagues was introduced in Season 2.svg Season 2, this meant that each ranked series would be 1 number lower than the season number, causing some minor confusion. It was changed so that the numbers match the seasons starting with Season 6.svg Season 6.
  • Assists occur when you deal damage to a player and the player is killed by someone else within 10 seconds. Assists can also occur when you use a status effect ability on a player (who is not downed when the status effect initially occurs), and that player is killed by someone else within 10 seconds after that status effect goes away.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. There is an exception to this: If player A joins the server, and player B joins player A's team, but before B finishes loading in player A disconnects. If player C then joins player B's team, from the server's perspective players B and C have had a full squad, thus player A leaving doesn't necessarily give them loss forgiveness, especially if A was a party mate of B.
  2. Kills/Assists cap at 6, which is then multiplied to the modifier determined by placement.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 This is only the data for Split 2 of the Ranked Season. That means if you would consider the data of the complete Season the higher Ranked Tiers would have a higher percentage rate of course because some players are only playing one Split or aim for a high rank in only one Split. However, Respawn published only the Split 2 data.