Over the last few days, I've been doing a lot better against difficult opponents and difficult circumstances.
My new formation has been great. And I'd been beating Squad Battles on high difficulties even during times absolute bs is happening.
I started to notice that despite any bs or difficulty the game was chucking at me I was managing to overcome. Skill points rising and rising, beating Squad Battles higher rated teams on higher difficulties, overcoming constant pressure and drop back exploits.
I thought, as I seemed to have made progress.
Fast forward to today, now suddenly my defenders are all standing 10+ yards away from every opponent. Defense is genuinely impossible.
On attack my players are barely moving and are running 2mph on some really really slow rubbish.
Any time my player is begin a run, they take a massive charging up animation and then begin to overexageratingly pound their feet into the floor as if using loads of energy and move really slowly.
How can I be playing really well, to suddenly my players are playing really rubbish and defending from 10 yards away??? What is the explanation for this. Why is my team behaving and responding completely different to a day ago?
Note: players stamina in these example range from completely full to 50% (near end of game). I don't otherwise seem to have connection problems, even Apex Legends seemed fine. My depth is 4-5 on balanced.