Arena Mode Thursday | November 18 2021

1 : Anonymous2021/11/18 10:00 ID: qwmidt

Welcome to Arena Mode Thursday! This thread is your place for specific discussion regarding Arena Mode.

Discuss what you like or dislike about this Arena mode; advantages or disadvantages of certain legends in this mode; how it compares to Battle Royale; your favorite loadouts to use; the different maps, or anything else you think would be of value to discuss regarding Arena Mode.

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2 : Anonymous2021/11/18 18:34 ID: hl5hcrj

ah yes, the gamemode with worse matchmaking than the worst matchmaking ever, pubs

3 : Anonymous2021/11/18 13:51 ID: hl4bwi2

The mode needs an equalizer. Some form of objective that can even the odds even when matchmaking places 2 teams that should never face off against each other.

4 : Anonymous2021/11/18 18:00 ID: hl5c4mg

I really like arenas mode but the matchmaking stopped me from playing it. Teammates and enemies ranks should be shown also.

5 : Anonymous2021/11/18 18:25 ID: hl5fuqi

Only in arenas can I have a 4k game and still lose

6 : Anonymous2021/11/18 18:32 ID: hl5gx7q

only respawn would design a mode with an obviously competitive framework, but make the matchmaking so unbalanced and uncompetitive in said mode that it’s nearly unplayable

the people who wanted a casual tdm mode lose cuz arenas def ain’t that. and the people who wanted an actual comp arena mode (like apex meets valorant/csgo) are also fucked, cuz diamond and silver players don’t play in the same lobby, let alone on the same team, in real competitive modes. a diamond and two silvers does not equal 3 plats or however the fuck the matchmaking tries to currently balance things. this is neither a fun nor a competitive experience for anyone involved

0/10 mode, wouldn’t recommend to anyone

7 : Anonymous2021/11/18 18:38 ID: hl5hx3l

Arenas is fun, but actually grinding out arenas ranked is impossible. I’m halfway to plat 1, and it was a breeze going through the ranks up until now. I pretty much lose more rp than I gain (+12 per win, -15/-17 per loss) and I get paired against masters and pred players while my teammates are bronzes/silvers. The ranked arenas fix was a joke, and there’s no point in wasting your time solo queuing to anything above gold.

ID: hl5ofmv

nd I get paired against masters and pred players while my teammates are bronzes/silvers. The ranked arenas fix was a joke, and there’s no point in wasting your time solo queuing to anything above gold.

i've come to the same conclusion, Last season i was able to reach diamond II, (and it was hard, but doable).

now im sludging trough platinum II, and its nighly impossible to reach higher because, just like you; i am being placed against predators and masters (which was something that happened at diamond II last season but it was rare-ish).

but my teammates are literal golds or bronze, and believe me, i am sweating like crazy to get a single win, and i should really be getting more than +20 for beating a Masters Stack, while i myself have never been into Masters.

ID: hl5uhuy

Yeah, it’s literally impossible and pointless at this point, like I even get people still doing their placement matches lol. I’m used to going against masters/preds in pubs, but it’s worse when my teammates aren’t even close to my skill level. So yeah I just gave up on it

ID: hl5uv6l

Yeah I just quit. I'm plat 2 and I'm getting level 20 and 50 teammates while the enemy is a well coordinated squad, sometimes even higher ranks. Its infuriating, I think I'll better stick to normal br which is fun

8 : Anonymous2021/11/18 21:14 ID: hl65iu5

Theoretically good, matchmaking makes it bad. I can count on 1 hand the amount of teammates who were near my skill level this season while solo queuing. I’m not even that good; my KDR this season is ~1.1, but my teammates are consistently way worse.

If I had to guess, it’s a positive feedback loop. Terrible matchmaking->not a fun experience->stop playing arenas->fewer people in arenas->matchmaking is worse

I would greatly prefer a “wait longer for better matchmaking option;” I’m perfectly fine waiting in lobby for a good match so I don’t get multiple bad matches.

9 : Anonymous2021/11/18 13:01 ID: hl465a7

Is ranked matchmaking still shit? I've only played 1 match have never done placements

ID: hl4at6q

yes - d3 still getting silver teammates when opponents are pre-made teams

ID: hl4f8n5

Also D3, can confirm this is exactly what is happening to me. I have more than double of my teammates damage combined against maste

premade every single f'n game.

ID: hl4tn8y

yeap. im just gold 2 and get teammates or enemies that are rank master. respawn is aware of this since they hide the rank stat from the banner.

10 : Anonymous2021/11/18 19:09 ID: hl5mm97

is anyone else getting the occasional bug in Arenas where you lose your HUD?

ID: hl5pidy

Yes somtimes

ID: hl5vonq

it's so strange becasue the same thing used to happen with gun fight in COD when i played that

11 : Anonymous2021/11/18 20:35 ID: hl5zosj

If you’re gonna pair me with bad teammates can I at least get AP for doing my part? It sucks doing all the work, still losing the game and THEN losing AP on top of it.

12 : Anonymous2021/11/18 20:36 ID: hl5ztrk

Im currently platinum (last season diamond) and in ranked i got queued with a lvl 19 and a lvl 50 not smurfing and they were typing racial slurs. Get your matchmaking fixed ffs its getting REALLY annoying

13 : Anonymous2021/11/18 11:28 ID: hl3xdu3

I just use Arenas to warm up. It's a welcome mode, but feels a little stale. I don't even try Ranked because I've heard it's a mess. - all just my personal opinion. If you love Arenas, we appreciate you. The more players the better.

14 : Anonymous2021/11/18 10:31 ID: hl3t0qj

Arenas is getting kinda stale in my opinion, mostly because of how few maps are in the rotation.

ID: hl4goos

Yep, removing BR slices was a big mistake imo. Arena maps are relatively small and there's much less play variety than in huge BR maps, so you need many maps in rotation in order to have variety.

ID: hl5t86x

The BR maps were sick and often had a lot more verticality than Encore etc. Miss em

ID: hl45gkg

Too bad that they removed all the BR themed ones.

ID: hl4ek05

Its Encore kinda ruining the flow

15 : Anonymous2021/11/18 19:28 ID: hl5pgkh

I think we all want stormpoint arenas maps in Apex

16 : Anonymous2021/11/18 12:36 ID: hl43h1t

Do people unironically like this mode or is it just a "play for challenges and leave immediately" mode for anyone else?

ID: hl45bsw

I use it for general practice and warming up, and for challenges. The matchmaking is terrible enough that that's all arenas is really good for.

ID: hl4dwxy

I mainly play arenas, but its matchmaking is the dumbest shit ever

ID: hl454b0

I like it. It’s a way to quickly get into a fair gunfight without 3rd parties. I don’t have a lot of time to play and arena feels very “efficient” in that way. No “drop-loot-die” bullshit. I still like BR but it can be very dissatisfying for me.

17 : Anonymous2021/11/18 11:02 ID: hl3v9gr

Why can you see the ring in buy-phase ? Wouldn't gameplay be more dynamic if you didn't see the ring until after a while. Now it's just both teams moves to the bin on ring side and it becomes a poke battle. Just me ?

ID: hl45hoa

It's often this way, but that means going the unexpected way(s) works more efficiently.

If you want a Poke-Fest, that's all on you...flank options will always be there!

18 : Anonymous2021/11/18 14:02 ID: hl4d7cr

Cant play arena because rejoin feature doesn’t work, when the game force kicking me out i cant go back and i get penalty for something I couldn’t do anything

19 : Anonymous2021/11/18 18:14 ID: hl5eaii

I’ve been get so much lag during gunfights in the game. I think I’m done.

20 : Anonymous2021/11/18 23:08 ID: hl6m4lb

The matchmaking is absolutely horrendous.

21 : Anonymous2021/11/18 15:01 ID: hl4l2wj

Dogshit mode. Haven't played it since the week it came out and don't plan on changing that any time soon

22 : Anonymous2021/11/18 11:47 ID: hl3yxo7

Arenas? Nah.

23 : Anonymous2021/11/18 16:32 ID: hl4ykt5

Just like the rest of Apex Legends, so much potential being totally wasted.

24 : Anonymous2021/11/18 17:18 ID: hl55lef

There’s a reason they hide your rank in ranked arenas.

The matchmaking is intentionally bad. They want solo-q players to lose their minds carrying bad people because in their mind if a solo-q player has a shit time but carry’s two others, that’s two having a great experience per one not. What they don’t realize is that the lv 10’s you just made me carry aren’t going to have fun when someone like me isn’t around anymore.

That you’re so willing to spite your most loyal and financially supportive players says alot.

Always noobs first.

25 : Anonymous2021/11/18 18:13 ID: hl5e4t2

I absolutely love arenas, good to improve your skills, good to have some action packed fun, good to learn how to use a certain character and their abilities. I used to be trash at battle royale, and that's why I stopped playing after season 2. I came back at season 9, and arenas are what made me love the game like no other, and also become a decent player (which helps with playing br)

26 : Anonymous2021/11/18 19:25 ID: hl5p0qv


27 : Anonymous2021/11/18 17:29 ID: hl57a8y

Arenas sucks.

28 : Anonymous2021/11/18 20:01 ID: hl5ukc5

Arena is fun, but man the matchmaking can be absolutely terrible if you are solo. It really isn't fun having 2 clearly newer players on your team going against a 3-stack with Masters/4k/20 bomb badges and TTV in their name. It's even more frustrating when those 2 newer players never seem to be on the other team.

29 : Anonymous2021/11/18 10:11 ID: hl3rk4w

Wraith is great to use in arenas. I’ve been using arenas to sharpen my sniping skills.

30 : Anonymous2021/11/18 13:53 ID: hl4c3qc

I keep fighting teams with missing people in Ranked Arena and I can only imagine how frustrating that is. I'm glad the progression system is better this season for it though

31 : Anonymous2021/11/18 17:30 ID: hl57gtk

I love arenas (non-ranked). I am a solo Q player and I just want to thank you for NOT pitting me agaisnt 3 stacks, and only pitting me against 2 stacks. But also only ever giving me 2 stack teammates. That is all.

Though i won't lie, I'd prefer playing purely with and against solos like me. But I take that you think I'm too skilled to be playing against purely uncoordinated teams so I'll take that as a compliment instead.

32 : Anonymous2021/11/18 17:49 ID: hl5ae1l

How come half the times I win a round of trios it doesn't track my stats or give me xp?! I'm getting tired of it!!! It tracks it on the club screen and shows I just won. Frustrating!

33 : Anonymous2021/11/18 17:54 ID: hl5b5zq

I stopped playing Arenas ranked at all this season and my relationship with the game mode has massively improved. It's a terrible solo que environment because you are just fodder for highly coordinated three stacks to grind into dust, and the downside of the fact that Arenas is a more fair, controlled overall environment than BR is that it prevents you from achieving some of the miracle plays you can make as a solo in BR by taking advantage of the unfair environment to stack it in your own advantage as an individual player. But regular Arenas on the other hand? Sure, you get bot or leaver teammates sometimes and get rolled, especially up against three stacks. But it's also (on PS4) easier to carry because it's way less likely you are 1v3ing a super sweaty stack, and your teammates are (generally) penalized for leaving so they are obligated to participate -- even if it's as distractions for you to flank and make plays, etc.

If you're relatively good at splitting and soloing, it can even be really fun to carry your teammates (or luck out and get good ones) in regular Arenas, especially if you come back from match point to turn it around on the enemy squad and start finishing, taunting and holospraying them after knocking them. Then you witness the fear, rage, and sloppiness start set into them and your teammates start to play a little better and more competently, and finally watch as the other squad insta-leaves after you win? That's perfection. But I won't even finish my placements for ranked this season. That mode is cursed and ruined my enjoyment for the game overall for a while.

34 : Anonymous2021/11/18 18:23 ID: hl5fnwz

Arenas: it's where the bots go.

35 : Anonymous2021/11/18 15:46 ID: hl4ro4d

Why so much flak for Arenas? A lot of "bad game mode is bad", when to me it's better than BR in a lot of ways. The best part of Apex is fighting. Don't tell me that if you had the option of dropping into a BR match with your preferred guns you wouldn't do it. Arenas, to me, is the distilled version of Apex for me. A straightforward 3v3 fight. And yet, there's so much more nuance than people try to see. Most complaints are about bad teammates but are you sure you're not the bad teammate? And as if BR doesn't have loads of players to match up with that don't know how to play.


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