Following the Ranked split for Season 15 of Apex Legends, Respawn removes Olympus from the map rotation while it fixes some issues.
Respawn Entertainment has removed Olympus from the map rotation in Apex Legends following players experiencing issues, such as error messages. While the new Ranked Split for Season 15 of Apex Legends was supposed to take players to the colorful world of Olympus, that has been sidelined for the time being while the development team attempts to fix the issues.
Released at the start of Season 7, Olympus was the third map added for Apex Legends. Boasting a bright and colorful landscape filled with a number of points of interest, it gave players a new map to learn when it first came out. While it has continued to be part of the map rotation throughout the seasons, the development team recently revealed that players had been getting error messages when attempting to play the game. Unfortunately, these messages were a result of an issue with Olympus.
In a tweet from the official Respawn Entertainment Twitter account, the developer revealed they had made the decision to remove Olympus from the map rotation. This was done through a new playlist update, and according to the developer, this would allow the team to work on the issues impacting the map without negatively affecting gameplay for players.
Update: We've gone ahead pushed out a playlist update that removes Olympus from rotation and replaces it with World's Edge. This will allow us to continue to work on the issue without impacting gameplay. https://t.co/u3gO70TkRg— Respawn (@Respawn) January 19, 2023
This means Olympus will no longer be available in Trios, Duos, and Ranked until the problems related to the map are resolved. In addition, it appears that the Hammond Labs location in the Control LTM is no longer in rotation, which is likely a disappointment to some as the mode will be removed on January 25. While Olympus is out of the map rotation, World’s Edge is replacing it in Ranked.
Unfortunately, Respawn Entertainment did not give a time frame for reinstating the map. Regardless, some gamers seemed appreciative of the decision made by the developer to remove the map from the rotation. Despite Olympus being popular, the consensus seemed to favor its removal so the game could function as intended. In addition, some commented they enjoyed having the World’s Edge map back in Ranked.
This news of the temporary removal of Olympus from the map rotation comes as the developer has outlined significant changes to the matchmaking system in Apex Legends. Following complaints from the community about unfair matchups, Respawn Entertainment released a lengthy blog post detailing changes to the ranked system, including more “buckets” to account for skill levels, that hoped to make the composition of teams more equitable. It will be interesting to see how these proposed changes impact the battle royale on its various maps. Hopefully, Olympus will be among them again shortly for those that enjoy its bright scenery and chaotic action.
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