Game and Update Discussion | June 15 2021

1 : Anonymous2021/06/15 11:59 ID: o0co24

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2 : Anonymous2021/06/15 12:03 ID: h1u7wkb

I'm getting put into lobbies with players that are no where near my skill level. Idk if this is a coincidence or something else with SBMM, but I never get players above level 300 in my squad.

3 : Anonymous2021/06/15 13:49 ID: h1uiyug

I think it's actually insane that the rank reset bug is still a thing after how many splits and how many seasons? The first game you play your displayed (and matchmaking) rank will be the last split BUT your rank will reset. For example if you were Plat 4, it SHOWS you are in plat 4 and matches you against plat 4 BUT you are in silver 2, then after one game it resets. "But it's just one game what's the big deal", exactly what's the big deal? Fix it. It happens every season every split for every player. Just fix it.

ID: h1umtab

Just get rid of the split. I’m an adult with other things to do. I can’t grind ranked every day for more than 1-2 hours. It’s frustrating to get to platinum every season and know I’ll never have enough time to get higher.

Remove the split. Remove de-rank protection. Done. Game now has a real ranked system.

ID: h1usmnq

Remove the split. Remove de-rank protection.

I'd like to see this too, but these two concepts are probably EXACTLY the reason why splits exist. See, the splits are only meant to keep people play ranked for longer, to try to keep a healthy playerbase size until the end of a season.
Now imagine there is no split and people can loose their ranks again, they would reach plat, maybe diamond and then simply stop playing ranked. Completely. Because they don't want to loose their rank again once they hit their target.

That's at least 100% what I would do in that situation. On the other hand, I don't play a second split currently either, because Olympus and King's Canyon are both rubbish maps for more tactical ranked gameplay. I only play ranked on World's Edge.

4 : Anonymous2021/06/15 16:12 ID: h1v1ra3

Haven't played in a week and I've been in a great mood, I'll play tonight and ruin that streak

ID: h1v1xpp

Lmao, this is really how it goes though. Take a week off, great mood, you wanna play again, you play again, bad mood.

5 : Anonymous2021/06/15 16:29 ID: h1v43vu

Is it only me or did the matchmaking get screwed up even more lately? I keep getting put in games with Apex Predators in normal matches and I'm no where near that skill...

ID: h1v6f13

All season

6 : Anonymous2021/06/15 13:36 ID: h1uhd8w

How did they manage to make mirage decoy footsteps work 100% of the time yet enemies sneak up on me every single game?

ID: h1uwwgg

At this point it’s deliberate. Footsteps work for mirage decoys, and teammates, but not for enemies. I’m convinced they’re doing this to pander to new players so that they don’t get killed by people with headsets.

7 : Anonymous2021/06/15 15:20 ID: h1uursa

What they should do is make ranked just ranked and not reset it every 1/2 of a season. If you are going to make a mess of pubs with SBMM then why not leave ranked alone? That way true platinum players will play against each other and not encounter preds and masters grinding their way back up every 5 / 6 weeks.

ID: h1uv86e

Yea, because no one is smurfing in ranked.

8 : Anonymous2021/06/15 18:43 ID: h1vnbuu

Imagine a capture the flag mode in arenas though.

ID: h1vnrdu

I'm thinking more like headquarters from cod, where you're told in advance where its gonna be and u gotta fight over it.

9 : Anonymous2021/06/15 12:50 ID: h1uceta

This has been such a barren season event-wise.

10 : Anonymous2021/06/15 12:07 ID: h1u87gb

Any news regarding the issue of solo queing even when you want to fill teammates?

ID: h1u9b8x

They're hoping to fix it with the next big patch, presumably happening at the end of the month.

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ID: h1ua2mx

It really pisses me off that they're just holding out on this issue that THEY created.

They can deny it all they want, but we're not lacking a brain, this issue has only been a huge problem ever since that stupid no fill option, deny it all you want, but anyone who has played this game a lot before that point can tell you it was never this fucking bad.

11 : Anonymous2021/06/15 12:50 ID: h1uce3o

Cross progression please

12 : Anonymous2021/06/15 12:57 ID: h1ud5ja

Fix sbmm

13 : Anonymous2021/06/15 15:22 ID: h1uv0re

Absolutely hideous matchmaking in every mode.

ID: h1vcuh3

Firing Range is the most balanced one imo

14 : Anonymous2021/06/15 12:19 ID: h1u9cp8

The time between updates is so long.

It's been so long and no sign of audio fixes. A simple fix takes them weeks to implement. The implementation too, is at times bad.

Apex is a great game but is in the wrong hands. The number of issues with the game just keep piling up and there are no signs of fixes coming. I can't see how this game is fun anymore.

ID: h1uc4n2

This is honestly a big problem for the game and you’re spot on - the number of issues does keep rising at an alarming rate with very little in terms of fixes. It’s just not fun any more.

ID: h1uhow7

My biggest complaint is the inconsistencies of the issues.

If everytime I got on I had the stuttering problem that occurs the second another squad gets near me, or the various other issues then at least I'd know that it was happening. Instead, the game gives me hope with matches that are smooth then will hit me the next day with matches that literally make the game unplayable.

ID: h1ucnqt

I only play like 5 to 10 games now before i go off. Laggy movement on controller ps4 (might be me not sure), 3 stack 30000 kill enemies, still no sound on enemies 1 meter behind me walking up, enemies regularly teleporting. And that's only the br. Used to play way more then nowadays.

ID: h1udkb0

So true. As much hate as the war games and ring flare events got, at least they were something, it's honestly sad how every season starts off so hype and then becomes nothing but a 45 day drag until we finally get content. Then the ranked map switches to olympus and theres really no reason to play beyond finishing a battlepass.

Even a game like Cold War for all of its faults has new playlists, new guns and maps throughout the season, and shorter seasons overall. Plus an infinitely better shop.

If Apex is to survive it needs to adapt to a faster model of updates. I would much rather they give us something in the ways of balance every two weeks, even if it isn't the perfect fix, rather than wait 2, 3 seasons for whatever theyre testing. I like fuse and rampart but they have both been jokes since launch. Horizon spent two seasons terrorizing the meta before some simple numbers changes. Lifeline is essentially broken in arenas. And speaking of arenas i like the mode but the weapon cost balance is atrocious, it needs more frequent tuning and maybe a daily sale on certain guns to keep it interesting.

ID: h1uhrxk

It fucking pisses me off to say that CoD gas more and better content than Apex. CoD is bottom of the goddamn barrel for quality content and yet they're shitting on Apex right now.

15 : Anonymous2021/06/15 20:18 ID: h1w0btu

Can we please update the solo drops in duos. I would rather wait 30 more seconds to get a teammate then to drop solo and waste 5+ minutes.

16 : Anonymous2021/06/15 14:24 ID: h1uncbb

On PC, when reporting players, there is an option to report for game disruption. On some players, when you press this option, the steam overlay menu pops up instead.

ID: h1uo4py

This is the same experience on console (PS4/5). Extremely disappointing that the reporting function is busted as cheaters are growing exponentially.

17 : Anonymous2021/06/15 16:28 ID: h1v3xr1

Is there even a patch today? Or is it just the end of the split and nothing updating apart from the new ranked map?

18 : Anonymous2021/06/15 21:13 ID: h1w7u6m

Is it me or is there huge lag spikes/ stutters today? I don't think it's my internet, seems to be working fine... Is this a bad day for the servers or what? Lag spike/ stutter has gotten me killed multiple times today

19 : Anonymous2021/06/15 23:08 ID: h1wm6ke

Kills not registering after downed player quits, anyone else noticing this?

20 : Anonymous2021/06/15 14:17 ID: h1umeof

This isn't necessarily a big issue or anything, but why is the Sentinel bugged in arenas where some rounds I can charge it up and others I can't? One round it works, the next it doesn't. I've never seen it talked about in any thread, nor mentioned in any patch notes, yet there have been multiple "hot fixes" and "patches" overall for the game since season 9 started. I feel like this shouldn't be a difficult fix and based on my experience playing with other people, I am not the only person effected by this.

ID: h1uou1j

Oh wow, I literally assumed that you just couldn't charge the sentinel in Arenas because it never worked for me.

21 : Anonymous2021/06/15 13:12 ID: h1uepgf

I feel valk needs a proper fallout for her ultimate like a notif, speaking as a console player who, more often than not have no microphone players. It makes it hard especially in the middle of combat where you need quick and efficient info. The amount of solo fliers I’ve seen saddens me 🙁

22 : Anonymous2021/06/15 13:35 ID: h1uh9am

So this is the worst moment to play ranked....

Somehow all my squads are super aggro and this is the point where anybody who has even sniffed a 4k damage or 20 kills badge decided to jump into low elo ranked games.

23 : Anonymous2021/06/15 18:02 ID: h1vhg7t

I was a fool for trying to play ranked when it started this split… Our team was wiped out by two apex predators and a master (I’m platinum 4), plus when that was happening the frame rate was TERRIBLE

ID: h1vl22m

This happens every split. The grind is real because first 750 “masters” get pred without having to get higher than 10,000 RP. Essentially, if you’re good and fast enough at climbing, you can skip Masters, get the pred perks for next season and chill (unless you want to maintain).

24 : Anonymous2021/06/15 19:29 ID: h1vtiqf

come on..... why would anyone ddos bronze lobby for ez RP -_-

25 : Anonymous2021/06/15 23:31 ID: h1wover

Respawn killed my first born and my entire family

26 : Anonymous2021/06/15 19:07 ID: h1vqohk

Can we please replace Olympus with Kings Canyon in casual please, since its now full time ranked. The game is so stale right now

27 : Anonymous2021/06/15 15:04 ID: h1usj9a

Arenas matchmaking is terrible, I'm only getting new players on my team. It's not just me either I've seen others talk about it.

28 : Anonymous2021/06/15 15:46 ID: h1uy7ye

This game went from 3rd party 4th, 5th to 7th party. It’s bad enough you can’t hear enemies footsteps on top of that the loot pool bad plus the match making is horrible. Omg.

29 : Anonymous2021/06/15 17:26 ID: h1vc8sr

Every week with the sniper knockdowns in arenas? Whos making these? Have they played the game?

30 : Anonymous2021/06/15 15:29 ID: h1uvzbd

Game is trash at the moment



Server errors all the time

31 : Anonymous2021/06/15 12:43 ID: h1uboma

I literally stopped playing the game too early this season! I don´t know If I am gonna continue to play or even finish the battle pass. The matchmaking and broken no fill option is ruining the game a lot. I just started a duo game like a week ago it literally started with 21 squads and 36 players! I am not better than average player and I am forced to carry my teammates on trios or arenas and If i am playing duo mode I need to fight against sweat duo preds/masters as solo. If the issues doesn´t get fixed after 1500+ hours I am gonna delete the game

ID: h1uc5ze

I did it yesterday. Qued up for god knows what time, only to go arena 2 vs 3, before that, I was solo in a duo fill. I am not a god, I am an average player and then I spend my time on a popular game that cant fix it's matchmaking. And at the end I have no fun ,I only get upset.

32 : Anonymous2021/06/15 14:35 ID: h1uopko

anyone else experiencing problems adding friends across platforms?? I keep writing their name correctly but it says nobody's found, and vice versa for my friend


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