Here's how you can earn Ladder Points in Apex Legends

Here's how you can earn Ladder Points in Apex Legends
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Written by 

Coleman Hamstead


12th May 2023 15:50

Ladder Points (LP) replace Ranked Points (RP) in the new Ranked Mode scoring system introduced in Apex Legends Season 17, so we're here to break down everything you need to know about earning plenty of them in the game.

How do you earn Ladder Points?

You get Ladder Points by placing well in Ranked Mode matches. The better you place, the more Ladder Points you get!

Below is a breakdown of how Ladder Points are awarded for placement:

Placement 14+ 13,12,11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
LP -35 -25 20 25 40 60 80 100 125 150 175 200

No matter your division or tier, it costs 35 LP to enter a Ranked Mode match.

What are Ladder Points?

Ladder Points is the new scoring system used to showcase skill in Apex Legends Ranked Mode. The Ladder Points scoring system is more complex than the now-retired Ranked Points scoring system, but the change should result in more consistent and competitive matches of Apex across the board.

Ladder Point bonuses

What separates Ladder Points from the Ranked Points of old are bonuses. As of Apex Legends Season 17: Arsenal, Ranked Mode features three different groups of bonuses tied to your placement results and how challenging your hidden Matchmaking Rating (MMR) determines a particular match to be. To qualify for bonuses, you must place between 1st-10th.

Bonuses are critical to earning masses of Ladder Points in Apex Legends.
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Below are the Ladder Point bonuses you can bank:

  • Elimination Bonuses: Awarded for eliminating enemy players. This bonus takes into account your personal kills, assists, and participation.
  • Rating Bonuses: If your hidden MMR is far higher than your Ladder Points, you will receive a Rating Bonus to help better align the two ratings.

  • Skill Bonuses: Unfortunately, Ranked Mode matches aren't always balanced. If your squad defeats stronger opponents or performs unexpectedly well in a disadvantageous match, you will receive a Skill Bonus.

Placing highly is necessary to earning Ladder Points, but if you can qualify for bonuses too, you'll fly up the ranks!

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Complete your Provisional Matches to start earring Ladder Points and begin your journey to becoming an Apex Legends Predator, and be sure to check out our Apex Legends homepage for even more guides and news coverage.

Coleman Hamstead
About the author
Coleman Hamstead
Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.
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