Highly Ranked Apex Legends Players Will Get Their Own Trail, so You Know Where Not to Land

Highly Ranked Apex Legends Players Will Get Their Own Trail, so You Know Where Not to Land

At least you'll know if you're landing next to an Apex Predator.

If you've been keeping up with Apex Legends and haven't gotten distracted by the limited-time solo and shotty-sniper game modes, then maybe you've already hit your seasonal peak in the game's ranked mode. During the Apex Preseason Invitational this past weekend, Respawn Entertainment revealed the badges, gun charms, and skydive trails that players will receive at the end of the game's first ranked series.

The three types of rewards for ranked play are being doled out according to how far up a player climbed through the brackets—only players that reach the top two tiers will receive a badge, gun charm, and skydive trail.

Apex's ranked mode is currently divided into six tiers: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Apex Predator. All players who reached a rank will receive a corresponding badge for their banners. Players who reached the Gold tier or higher will get a corresponding gun charm, a dangling fob that appears to be equippable on some or all of the game's weapons. Other skydive trails haven't been added as cosmetic options yet, so it should be particularly easy to tell where a player who has reached Diamond or Apex Predator is landing (and, if you're a coward like me, to adjust your trajectory accordingly).

The battle royale's first ranked series launched with the game's second season of content back in July and is scheduled to end in just over a week. If you're hoping to dive back in and increase your standing before the series and season are over, remember that Apex's ranked mode only lets you lose progress within ranks, so you're guaranteed to end the series in the highest tier you've climbed to. There's no fear of losing your precious Platinum gun charm if you're gunning for that Diamond dive trail.

There's a good chance that the next series of Apex's ranked mode will change up how approaches tiers, and it may come with a new range of cosmetics to earn too. We should be hearing more about the future of ranked Apex, Season 3's new legend, and other changes coming to the game very soon. Though the Apex Preseason Invitational ended with another TSM victory and no other announcements, we're still due an announcement tied to whatever Respawn is teasing through the screens in Kings Canyon.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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