Playing Apex Legends has become tricky as game servers are experiencing more disconnects than usual and players are timing out when attempting to connect to matches.
Last week, developer Respawn Entertainment tweeted saying “We’re ramping up our server capacity today and have some scheduled fixes for tomorrow. However, we believe some problems will require work through the weekend. Sincere apologies—we’re working as quickly as we can on a fix.”
They released a couple of updates to fix the issue but in spite of that, the disconnect error persists and the developer now says it’ll take until September 22 for things to go back to normal.
Despite improvements today, we’re still seeing roughly three times the normal rate of disconnect errors in @PlayApex, and a full return to normal may take until our next planned patch on Sept 22.
We’ll extend the current ranked split by one week—that update will go live Monday.
— Respawn (@Respawn) September 17, 2021
Ranked players are especially irked with the disconnect issue as they run the risk of losing their rank as the ranked mode does not come with demotion protection. But to make up for this problem, Respawn is extending Ranked Split for Season 10 by a week starting today, September 20.
Hopefully, Respawn fixes the disconnectivity issue once and for all, and players get enough time to grind to reach the Predator rank.
Apex Legends cross-progression
Meanwhile, players are waiting for the cross-progression feature which according to Ryan Rigney, Director of Communication at Respawn, is coming next year. Apex Legends currently supports cross-platform play between Switch, PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
It can be played on the Xbox Series X/S and PS5 via backwards compatibility but a proper next-generation console version is still under development.