Developer bans the top 400 players – for good reason

Apex Legends has an elaborate ranked game that is divided into six ranks. The ranks are determined using ranking list points that you have to earn. The current top players won't have a chance next season.

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Apex Legends: why were the top players banned?

The six ranks in Apex Legends consist of Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master, and Apex Predator, and each (except Apex Predator) is divided into four divisions. Rank is determined by ranking points that players have earned by playing ranked games. The better they are, the higher they rise in the rankings and the tougher the competition becomes.

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The Diamond Rank currently requires 7,200 RP. The most that can be earned in a leaderboard game is 100 RP plus bonuses for kills and assists. In the sixth season, just two percent of the players reached Diamond and aboveIt is all the more bitter that these 419 players now have to take a forced break. But what exactly is the problem?

EA Support has known this problem for a long time, because Complain since summer 2019 Bronze players know that higher-ranking players can glitch into the lobby to farm simple RP. Instead of tackling the problem at the root, 419 top players have now been banned for the coming season – rightly so, at least that's how the community sees it.

"To the 419 Diamond + ranked players who misused an exploit that allowed them to break into and farm in the bronze lobbies of RP, enjoy watching Season 7 from the sidelines"

Community celebrates the wave of bans

The community is obviously behind the decision, as the reactions to Ford's tweet have been extremely positive:

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Jasmin Peukert
Jasmin Peukert, GIGA expert for games, anime, Final Fantasy 14 and League of Legends.

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