I recently achieved the feat of obtaining the highest competitive rank in Apex Legends: Apex Predator. After doing so, I've unfortunately lost my motivation to play ranked. Many people who play this game longed for a competitive mode before the ranked mode came out, and the developers delivered. To my dismay, I now lack the drive to continue playing ranked mode because I feel like I have peaked, as there is nothing left to achieve from a competitive perspective. I have a suggestion for the game developers to consider for next season's ranked mode to ensure that this lack of motivation is mitigated across the player base:
Implement a Top 500 leader board similar to the way Overwatch approaches the competitive mode.
In Overwatch, Top 500 is simply a global leader board which displays the top 500 players' Skill Rating totals on their respective platform. Many players that I have spoken to at my skill level unanimously agree that they also feel as if there is no longer a point in playing ranked once they achieved the highest rank, as there is no motivation to keep going. Although this only covers a small percentage of players due to the high skill level required to reach the highest ranks, I think it would be a fantastic feature to add a global leader board to be looked at in game to compare yourself to the top talent on your respective platform; whether that be Xbox One, PC, or PS4.
This new ranked feature does not have to be added to the game in the exact same manner Overwatch does it, but I feel like it would be a great thing to add. Whether it be Top 100, 200, or even 250, I believe that this would effectively reduce the rate of players losing motivation to play this game once they've reached the highest level.
What do you all think of this? Do you agree? Do you disagree? Do you have something to add to my suggestion? Leave your thoughts below if you support this, or even if you don't. I would love to hear feedback from the community about this.
TL;DR: Add a Top 500 (or similar algorithm) to ranked mode to increase the competitive depth of the game.