Apex Legends matchmaking ranking issues continue when a Gold ranked player goes up against a champion team made up of 3 Predator players, one of them ranked in the top 5.
The ranking changes that were implemented in Apex Legends Season 13 were controversial at the time, and Season 14 doesn’t seem to have fixed some of the biggest player complaints.
It’s much harder to rank up than it was before Season 13, and the risk/reward is much higher with kills and assists with no RP cap with the Season 14 changes.
Apex Legends Ranked Season 14 Has Some Serious Problems
Top Apex Legends players are thriving in Season 14, but ranked matchmaking sometimes has some difficulty finding good opponents for players who accelerate through the ranks so quickly.
These matchmaking issues have reached critical mass, with one Gold ranked player (u/LazyHitman1) being matched up against some of the top ranked Apex Legends players in the world.
The matchmaking at the start of this clip was already a bit skewed with Octane paired with a Plat 1 player from Gold II, but these players were still fairly close in range.
Then the champion team appeared.
Three Predator ranked players, one of them top 5 on the server. His player were cards embroidered with Predator insignia from previous seasons.
While there have been some players accused of pushing Predator, it’s safe to say that players ranked this high with that many Predator badges have earned their stripes and belong in that rank.
These problems are not exclusive to the high ranks either. For example, this Platinum player (u/Pleasant_Corgi) was paired with someone who was still at Rookie rank, the lowest rank in Apex Legends.
All of this on top of the fact that Apex Legends still has a huge player base across multiple platforms. In fact, Apex Legends surpassed its player peak in Season 14.
Clearly, there is no shortage of players to match with in populated regions. However, there are many examples of matchups not working properly, with players being placed in pressure groups far above (or below) their skill level.
Whether or not Respawn can resolve these serious matchmaking issues remains to be seen.