Apex Legends‘ first ranked series split is now live, resetting every player’s rank. The ranked series split also now makes it possible to play on either of Apex Legends’ maps for the rest of Season 4: Assimilation, as Kings Canyon has returned once again.
The ranked series was first introduced into Apex Legends during Season 2: Battle Charge, adding a competitive Ranked playlist to the battle royale. In both Season 2 and Season 3, each ranked series lasted for a full season–rewarding players with in-game cosmetic items based on their final rank and then resetting that rank at the start of the following season.
Season 4: Assimilation changes things up by introducing a ranked series split, causing players to get the rank reset halfway through the season. The split also changes which map that Ranked mode is played on. The first half of Season 4 saw you play Ranked on a reworked World’s Edge. The latter half sees the return of Season 2’s Kings Canyon.
When Season 4 ends, rewards will be given out based on the highest rank a player ended on whether that was during the first ranked series or the second. So if you reached Diamond II in the first half of the season, but only Gold I in the latter half, you’ll receive Diamond-tier rewards when Season 5 begins.
The split essentially gives you a chance to reset your rank and once again climb if you find yourself in a rut halfway through the season or possibly get an even higher rank if you play better on Kings Canyon than World’s Edge. This split also represents the first time that World’s Edge and Kings Canyon have been available to play in Apex Legends at the same time for an extended period outside of limited-time events, as World’s Edge will continue to be used in the Play Apex playlist.
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