Ranked is changing this Season. Arsenal, Season 17 of Apex Legends, is reloading Ranked to improve matchmaking and competitiveness.
Here’s what you can expect:
Ranked is a competitive mode that lets you play with other players at a similar skill level. You need to be Level 50 or higher to access it.
Over time, you can rank up and play in higher tiers. During Ranked Seasons, you can also earn rewards based on your rank. At the start of each Season, your rank resets.
Matchmaking is based on a hidden Matchmaking Rating (MMR). Your rating will adjust according to your performance as you play matches, making matchmaking competitive, fair, and accurate.
Your MMR will rise when you’re doing well in placements, and Kills will also boost this growth. Because the system works to regularly calculate skill adjustments and match you as fairly as possible, you may notice a small increase in queue times.
Points aren’t visible to other players. You won’t be able to see your teammates' or opponents’ MMR during a Ranked match, but you’ll still be able to view your own.
MMR is built to match you with other players of similar skill—to give you a challenge but still a fair shot at winning a match. Keeping MMR hidden also makes it harder to abuse the system with Kill farming or intentionally dying, and protects less-skilled players against smurfing.
Learn more about matchmaking in Apex Legends.
Because MMR adjusts so quickly, LP won’t line up right away to prevent boosting. The purpose of MMR is to adjust your rating as you play and let the system validate your rank over time. Consistent performance proves to the system that your rank is accurate, and over time your MMR and LP may align.
To level up to a new rank tier, we’ll use your MMR. Each rank is split into tiers with 1000 Ladder Points (LP) between them. This means that you need to get 1000 LP to level up from Bronze I to Bronze II.
In Season 17 of Apex Legends, Arsenal, Ladder Points (LP) replaced Ranked Points (RP). While LP and RP may feel the same as you play, LP are affected by the rewards you get by placing well in matches. Learn more about how rewards work in Ranked.
You earn Ladder Points (LP) by placing in the top half of players in a match. You don’t get LP for heals or revives—only assists and Kills. Find out how many points you get per match depending on your match placement - it’s the table under “Total points per match”.
The Rookie tier is an introductory tier for new players to learn about Ranked mode. It doesn’t have any rewards tied to it and it’s a safe space to get you up and running in Battle Royale.
Each Ranked match costs LP to enter, and you’ll earn LP back when you place in the top half in a match. Match entry cost is the same across all tiers at 35 LP.
Because of the cost of entering a match, you could end up with fewer points than you started.
Rewards in Apex Legends are directly tied to your placement. If you place 1st-10th in a match (top half), you get rewards. There are three types of rewards you can get.
You get Elimination rewards when your team kills other players. We use your personal individual Kills and assists to calculate your rewards.
You get Rating rewards when your MMR significantly outperforms your LP. This helps align you to your actual rank - where the system thinks you should be.
You get Skill rewards when your team outperforms a higher-skilled opponent or wins a match against the odds.
Heads-up that scoring may change with every new Season, so be sure to stay up to date with the latest Apex news.
Rank resets happen at the start of each Season. Your progress will be fully reset back to 0 LP, but you’ll get 10 Provisional Matches to give you the chance to quickly calibrate your LP rank.
You’ll also get end-of-Season rewards based on the highest tier you achieved during the Season.
Provisional Matches are special matches that mitigate your losses fully and maximize your gains and other rewards. Doing well in these matches can help boost your climb up Ranked.
Players ranked Platinum or higher can only party with friends who are one tier higher or lower than them. This is to prevent boosting and to keep the competition fair.