I just made Diamond a couple days ago and noticed a lot of my tryhard teammates disconnecting while knocked or eliminated. I was informed by another random teammate that almost everyone is cheating in the higher ranks. He stated one way to avoid losing points was to close app right before being eliminated. The most popular way is to simply go to the PS4 settings while knocked or eliminated and turn the internet connection off. The last game I played I was jumpmaster and both of my Predator teammates dropped solo to Capital City and when they were eliminated they disconnected immediately. After witnessing my teammates disconnect continuously after several hours of play I decided to move on from Ranked.
Overall, great game. Although, it would be nice to have some traditional game modes to play. Such as 6v6 team deathmatch, domination, attrition, etc. on sectioned off parts of the map (player count can vary); with low altitude aerial respawns. I would spend more time playing Apex if there was more to do. I played a lot of TF2 and would like to see more of those gaming elements in Apex.
Lastly, I like the firing range, but it would be nice to have moving dummy targets in addition to the ones that have been added. Also, it would be cool if we had an option to toggle friendly fire on/off.
I'm looking forward to future updates. Keep up the great work and always ignore the trolls.