Arena Mode Thursday | December 23 2021

1 : Anonymous2021/12/23 08:00 ID: rmqn2m

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 : Anonymous2021/12/23 08:04 ID: hpns37e

I dont like the AP system it doesn't make sense I can get 8 kills with 3k damage and get 16AP I would get the same amount of AP if I did nothing all game.

3 : Anonymous2021/12/23 16:20 ID: hpp3z91

never playing this mode, thriving i am

4 : Anonymous2021/12/23 18:09 ID: hppju9e

I really don't understand how the game randomly decides which rank is the best for a player. Some people lost 5/5 placement games this split and got put in PLAT 2. PLAT 2!!! I won 4/5 and got gold 1. So if the game decides im diamond then what? I won't get to masters? The game really should just let you accumulate your AP when you are in a winstreak. Period. No matter which rank. And right now sometimes it doesn't even work

ID: hppwqe8

5 games won and got placed in silver. Then win another 5 games. 10 game winstreak and yeah, still silver. Can't you put me to diamond or at least Plat? Makes no sense

ID: hpqaafq

Respawn is a fucking joke. My hate is starting to grow on them

5 : Anonymous2021/12/23 18:45 ID: hppovg3

If Crypto drone could collect material, that would be a nice buff for Arenas without being a drastic power increase in BR.

ID: hppsrit


6 : Anonymous2021/12/23 14:53 ID: hpos8l4

How the fuck is there not a TDM mode yet ? Like imagine how much more traffic that would bring and how much money they’d make and joy we’d have

Blows my mind

ID: hpoxem5

COD style death match would be crazy, but I think apex’s TTK would make it hard with that much chaos

7 : Anonymous2021/12/23 15:11 ID: hpouju0

Matchmaking is even worse compared to pubs

Though I wish we can hold custom arenas game with our friends. It gets boring just messing around in the firing range. My friend group has 4 people playing (including myself) so there's always one person left out.

8 : Anonymous2021/12/23 17:07 ID: hppasua

You ask me, it's simple, eh? They kill you, they're better. You kill them, you're better.

And really that's it, Arenas is a fight. If you don't do well in Arenas, it's time to learn how to fight.

ID: hppcr7z

Arenas is just poking with rampage simulator

ID: hppd3q5

Funny, cause I'm diamond ranked last season and this season before the split, and had an 11 win streak the other day and I didn't even touch the rampage.

Is it annoying, yes, and does a little too much damage. But it's not impossible to fight against it.

ID: hpqg5gg

More like it's time to party up and 3 stack. It's hard to play well when my bot teammates do nothing apart from act like glorified holograms.

9 : Anonymous2021/12/23 11:09 ID: hpo5o4f

Dog shit mode. Don't plan to play it ever again unless massive changes are made

10 : Anonymous2021/12/23 12:50 ID: hpoe64h

It does not matter if you can shoot very well, if you don't know how to position yourself. Learn this.

11 : Anonymous2021/12/23 15:48 ID: hpozmcv

Haven't played it since maybe the second week the mode was released. I'm not missing out on anything.

ID: hpp2the

It's fun with friends. Every one playing Bocek or stuff like that.

ID: hpp488z

I don't have any friends.

12 : Anonymous2021/12/23 14:17 ID: hponm1x

Here’s a hot take, I wish arenas were TDM with non stop respawns until the round is over not this csgo/valorant shit we got instead

13 : Anonymous2021/12/23 11:48 ID: hpo8r71

The whole thing is shit. Almost all the maps suck, the matchmaking is horrendous and the ranked AP system is braindead

14 : Anonymous2021/12/23 12:51 ID: hpoe9oz

Hate this mode. Enjoyed it for a few days but it gets very repetitive and most people have no idea what to do. On the other hand I could play winter express from now until the end of time.

15 : Anonymous2021/12/23 20:43 ID: hpq5gjk

A lot of criticisms of ranked arenas could be addressed if they made the hidden MMR visible. As it stands people are often taken by surprise by their AP changes after a win/loss and they get frustrated.

16 : Anonymous2021/12/23 10:44 ID: hpo3tbs

I gave it another try past split... People say the only problem is the matchmaking, but the maps omfg they're terrible. Especially Encore, what's the point of such a huge map. Anyway you have to go ring immediately at the start of the match otherwise it's a guaranteed loss. It has no point, then still, after all these months, the ring in party crasher ends 90% of the times on the boat side. Still!! Omfg I can't believe they can't fix such an easy bullshit. Then matchmaking is still absurd, it makes zero sense to hide the real rank and that the matchmaking doesn't work as in ranked BR where at least you get people from the same rank. What's the sense of playing with bronze mates against diamonds? I will never be able to carry them so hard, as I'm playing 1 v 3.

The only time I get a good team I'm even more worried, because it means we're going against a completely cracked 3 stack. (Consider that I have 1.5 kd and 1400 avg dmg, so if they can destroy me hard they are people with at least 2.5 kd).

Also, why are players allowed to play ranked at level 14? Wtf??

Then they screwed up the prices removing the possibility to buy any other decent gun, so in the 1st round in high ranks is 3 wingman vs 3 wingman. That gun is so fuckin broken it's annoying. In low ranks is always 3 rampage vs 3 rampage. They should rotate the prices because like this it's unbearable. Abuse the strongest stuff, carry the hardest, and you may win and progress. What's that supposed to represent? Not skill, just patience.

After I artificially lose 4-5 matches in a row (as I'm playing 1v3 against 3 people of my skill), how the fuck should I feel like playing again?

It's so fuckin stupid it makes no sense. What's in the mind of the developers, what do they want to achieve??? I don't understand

ID: hpp6mdj

Also, why are players allowed to play ranked at level 14? Wtf??

I know you're talking about Arenas but I really wish in BR ranked too that they'd raise the entry level. It should be something like level 50, which is still too low IMO but I can't see them raising it to 100 or so.

The only bad consequence of this would be the lack of streamer "bronze to master" challenges but if you're getting technical, those are technically smurfing and against the rules but no one really cares so I guess it's a gray area lol.

ID: hppairc

Yes I think 50 should be enough. 99% of the players are still terrible at that level (I also was). While in BR it's not a problem since they will be in bronze or silver, in arenas it becomes a problem since the matchmaking doesn't match by rank

17 : Anonymous2021/12/23 14:10 ID: hpomrv2

I love Arenas. I love BR too, but at a certain point I don’t wanna loot, deal with 3rd parties, Or a champion squad of 20 piece badge preds who you know are gonna win the game.

Arenas let’s me get right into a fight with the guns I want, and the cat and mouse tactical parts are extremely fun. I love trying to understand who on the other team is the biggest threat and how they play as the rounds go on. Sometimes you gotta decide if you wanna give up good circle position for a care package or keep position to gate keep. Arenas is a very different and precise type of mode to win that I enjoy.

People might meme hating arenas, but I much rather lose to s team that just straight up outgunned me than to just get 3rd partied fresh after a fight or to land and literally not have a damn gun. The decreased RNG is huge for me

ID: hpoxom4

Everytime I die on the drop in BR I’m just like welp time for arenas not doing that shit again

ID: hpoz76b

I think part of the reason people don’t like arenas is because there is pretty much no luck involved outside of your teammates (BR too when it comes to teammates). No third parties to bail you out of a losing fight or ruin a winning one. No chance at catching somebody early game without a gun or fresh off the res. For better or for worse you just gotta know how to fucking fight it out

18 : Anonymous2021/12/23 15:21 ID: hpovw6r

Any DEV that explains why "soloQ" level 10 players, who are just learning the mechanics of the game, play against full premade predators? (in RANKS)
Remove unranked Arenas, to see if we have a fairer matchmaking

19 : Anonymous2021/12/23 12:06 ID: hpoa9o1

Unpopular opinion: My friends and I fucking love it to warm up.

20 : Anonymous2021/12/23 13:42 ID: hpojkoz

Every Apex player can find a reason to like this mode & it absolutely serves its purpose in this game.


Serves as a better warmup than pub BR bc the fighting is constant, so you are getting that aim and those fingers in tune, quicker. Softens the learning curb for new players and allows them to fight/die without having to load into a whole new server after each death Personally, I enjoy the tactics and level of precise execution it takes to win higher ranking arenas matches… that being said, this brings me to the cons.


Having a pre-made/ squad that will communicate via headset is truly the only way to get the most out of arenas. (No ratting, no respawn, simply relying on your squad’s cohesiveness & strategy) The rewards system is absolutely freaked. Lose 19 AP for a match where your teammate got disconnected, but receive +12 AP in a match where you got 6 kills/8assists. Truly horrendous and frustrating. This relates to the first point kind of, but Solo queue matchmaking is awful. If you’re on a hot streak, you get to carry two silvers that are afk and have no mics. If you’re on a losing streak, it will pair you with a diamond to carry you, but who you also can’t play with (if you’re gold 1-2 like me)

In conclusion I still do love this mode & can see the potential it really has. A lot of the negative views towards this mode are due to it being new to the game and still having even worse bugs than Leagues. I would love to hear any suggestions or ideas I may have missed that make the mode good or bad (items cost, character metas, gun meta etc)

See y’all in the Outlands!

21 : Anonymous2021/12/23 16:09 ID: hpp2gs1

When I stop getting the hourly Code:Shoe from your game, I will venture back into game modes with leaver penalties, but until then it's pointless since I don't have hours upon hours to play.

22 : Anonymous2021/12/23 16:12 ID: hpp2uve

Ranked is fine for warming up on aim.

It's funny hearing someone rage over the first round though.

23 : Anonymous2021/12/23 23:04 ID: hpqoldl

These threads are useless, give us a daily free talk thread.

24 : Anonymous2021/12/23 12:59 ID: hpof3dl

Apex would be better without Arenas. I truly believe that. The game has gone to shit since they added it. No one likes it, the matchmaking causes crazy amounts of toxicity and frustration, and Arenas attracts the kind of new player (rushing and dying, rinse and repeat) that we really do not need; players who get into the game because of arenas and then move the same style of play into BR.

On top of that, Respawn have already shown they're incapable of maintaining one game mode. What makes them believe they can do two?

ID: hpoks9y

If you don’t like Arenas just don’t play it. It’s as simple as that. Some players still enjoy it so there’s no point removing it.

25 : Anonymous2021/12/23 19:49 ID: hppxvdx

I took a break from apex to play halo infinite… I’ll stick to infinite for now. Arenas is one sweat game after another and it’s not fun getting beat all the time. Also by the way try switching to halo for a week and to be honest you won’t regret it

ID: hpqfog3

In all honesty I don't know why anyone would solely play arenas in Apex when other shooters have far more diverse offerings. The BR part of Apex for the most part is fine though.

26 : Anonymous2021/12/23 15:28 ID: hpowt2l

They must've just removed all the footstep audio to troll people for noticing how fucked the audio is. Between that and the completely insane amount of no-regs this is the worst season so far. I have no idea how they can make the game even shittier by next season but I have complete faith they'll pull it off.

28 : Anonymous2021/12/23 15:14 ID: hpouwip

Valkyie needs a nerf

29 : Anonymous2021/12/23 16:15 ID: hpp3dma

she really doesn't. literally no legends need a nerf. a couple need a buff, but other than that, the legends are balanced

30 : Anonymous2021/12/23 15:31 ID: hpox882

What would you nerf and why?

31 : Anonymous2021/12/23 19:28 ID: hppuxve

Her kit does too much. She is the legend with the highest winrate since her release. There is a reason for that. She has basically everything you need: movement ability, reposition tool, easy access to highground (which allows really stupid plays), aoe dmg ability and is a recoon character on top. The only thing she is missing is gibby dome or Rampart wall...

You can see why many solo players and steamers pick her, her kit is overloaded and too versatile

Either remove 1 of her advantages or put a drawback on one of them or increase her hitbox! Still better hitbox than pathfinder and revenant. Revenant and pathfinder are also good comparison options to show why valk needs a nerf!

32 : Anonymous2021/12/23 15:21 ID: hpovvym

would it be a bad idea to let us change characters in arenas? and i think 4v4, 5v5, or even 6v6 would be fun

33 : Anonymous2021/12/23 16:56 ID: hpp98ev

If you change your character during Arenas everyone would just constantly try to "counter-pick" each other.

34 : Anonymous2021/12/23 17:06 ID: hppamte

yeah thats true

35 : Anonymous2021/12/23 15:47 ID: hpozfpf

What would be any benefits at all for having these bigger teams? It just seems like a recipe for teams having WAYYYY too much going on abilities wise on both teams and being a mess. And you think it should be changing characters between each round? What would the benefit be? What problem is being fixed?

36 : Anonymous2021/12/23 15:48 ID: hpozmiz

it would be a nice thing to test at least.. maybe as an LTM

37 : Anonymous2021/12/23 21:36 ID: hpqcsls

I don't even see the point of this awful mode except to learn about the game mode and type, which they are doing. But please just kill it and give us a better mode.

38 : Anonymous2021/12/23 18:30 ID: hppmrkk

I think Area's could be better if you added one more team to the mix. Increase the map size a little to help spread the fighting out could work I believe.

39 : Anonymous2021/12/23 21:04 ID: hpq8970

I don't think a third party simulator mode would go down well considering how often people complain about being third partied in BR.

40 : Anonymous2021/12/23 21:59 ID: hpqfvc9

Third party simulator is exactly what arenas with 3 teams would be, only with no 4th and 5th parties and nowhere to run away to.

41 : Anonymous2021/12/23 21:09 ID: hpq92i0

I get it 3rd parties in BR are never expected and not wanted. But if you go into a game mode knowing there is 2 teams could approach and fight that differently. Winter express without the train kinda thing.

42 : Anonymous2021/12/23 18:41 ID: hppob0o

Why not add 18 more squads and make the map really big?

43 : Anonymous2021/12/23 19:39 ID: hppwkrb

Now we're talkin'!

44 : Anonymous2021/12/23 22:50 ID: hpqmpof

That would never work...

45 : Anonymous2021/12/23 21:17 ID: hpqa39b

Nothing beats teabagging someone that teabagged you first

46 : Anonymous2021/12/23 21:54 ID: hpqf7ra

Lol I had someone message me once when I did that, the match went to sudden death with the final ring closing and we wrecked the other team in a short brutal fight xD

47 : Anonymous2021/12/23 22:28 ID: hpqjue9

Still wondering how I'm getting unranked maste

in my silver 3 arena lobbies

48 : Anonymous2021/12/23 23:20 ID: hpqqm94

They’re wondering the same thing. The matchmaking in Arenas is basically random.

49 : Anonymous2021/12/23 23:12 ID: hpqplnx

Myself and my squadmates haven't touched it in months. It was a good change of pace at first but playing with random isn't fun and most of the Legends just aren't balanced for it.

50 : Anonymous2021/12/23 23:29 ID: hpqrsma

So I maintained the pred arena rank in split 1, but it shows as master.

I definitely did maintain because I was like #55 in the world right before the split ended.

I'm afraid I might not get rewarded properly after the season ends as everyone has been reporting the same thing since the last season, please fix it before this season ends.

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51 : Anonymous2021/12/23 23:42 ID: hpqtgzq

Not sure where else to mention this, although i know it's off-topic- i still haven't gotten the treasure pack rewards. No eva-8 skin. Others have this issue as well.


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