Apex Legends' Genesis Collection Event has barely started and it's already causing problems. Of course, this isn't exactly something Respawn Entertainment could predict, but it's a shame.
According to multiple sources and Respawn themselves, it looks like the latest title update is causing Apex Legends players matchmaking issues. However, it only seems to be affecting players that are Master Rank or above!
Here's the latest on the issues and Respawn Entertainment's progress on a fix.
What We Know So Far
At the moment, we only know that there's an issue in-game preventing higher-ranked Apex Legends players from matchmaking. Respawn Entertainment have identified the issue and they're working on a solution.
However, they have warned that it could take up to 72 hours to be fully fixed due to QA requirements. In addition to this, it looks like the "Frag Out" Banner Frames for Bloodhound and Rampart could be causing Apex Legends to crash due to these compound issues.
Respawn Entertainment hasn't updated its Twitter account with any further information yet; However, we're expecting to hear something from 09:00 PST / 12:00 EST / 17:00 BST onwards.
This issue has appeared just days after "SaveApexRanked" was trending on Twitter; This movement was organised to raise awareness of the growing numbers of cheaters and hackers in Apex Legends' ranked modes. Respawn Entertainment responded with the following statement:
It looks like they're planning to introduce harsher and, more importantly, more effective means at tackling cheaters and hackers going forwards. We don't know how this will manifest itself, but we'll find out soon enough.