July 2019 - last edited July 2019 by EA_David
Product: Apex Legends
Platform:Microsoft XBOX One
Please specify your platform model. Microsoft Xbox One S
What is your gamertag/PSN ID/EA Account name? edit au
Please provide your squad mates' gamertag/PSN ID/EA Account name if possible. N/A
Which Legend were you playing (if applicable)? N/A
Which Legends were your squad mates using (if applicable)? N/A
Where did the issue occur? In the lobby (waiting area before the match)
Which part of the map or menu were you in? If you don't remember the exact name, please describe the area or what you were trying to do in the menu. Queueing for game
What were you doing when the issue occurred? E.g. respawning a squad mate at a beacon, using an ability, a squad mate left the game. Queueing for a game
Did your squad mates also experience the issue? Yes
How many matches had you played in a row before the issue occurred? 1
When did this happen? (dd.mm.yy hh:mm) 07.07.19
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
How severe is your issue? Major impacts to gameplay
What happens when the bug occurs? Higher ranked players of any rank (Example Platinum) can glitch into a lobby for the lower ranked games (Example Bronze) to farm easy RP and grind their rank.
What should be happening instead? Players should be queueing within their own rank.
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? *snip*
Players in my region are using the above method to carry on farming to Apex Predator rank long after their games have stopped popping because of low population at Platinum/Diamond.
Respawn should seed the brackets up to plat/diamond based on S1 kills/wins/KDR and rebalance it to allow people to progress up through brackets by gaining RP but more importantly - FALL through brackets by losing too much RP for all brackets other than Apex Predator - this way the ranked mode would actually work and players wouldn't be resorting to abusing bugs like this just to get their ranked games to pop.
Most players seem to be using this to get back into the league before their current one and this isn't too bad, but there are some making smurf accounts and using these to grind bronze lobbies for easy RP to try to win the race to Apex Predator.