Overwatch 2 will make matchmaking and ranked less rubbish

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Monitor 2 will be making adjustments to both its matchmaking process and ranking system in the coming weeks, according to the latest developer blog posted today. This is good news for anyone who’s spent the months since launch confused or frustrated with the sequel’s ranking system, or anyone who feels like their matches are almost always unbalanced (myself included, as in testifies my most recent review Monitor 2competitive mode).

The lengthy blog post assures us that Blizzard “has seen [our] feedback on matches with wide skill variation,” and has plans to address our concerns. After explaining some of the reasons why I launch an enemy squad or am launched by them, the post details the steps Monitor 2 will take to resolve its matchmaking and ranking issues.

Season 3, which will start next month (there is no date set yet) “will try to place pairs of players with similar MMR [matchmaking ranking] on every role on either team,” which means you’re less likely to get tanks with a wide skill gap between them on opposing teams. With only one tank in traditional matches, this gap can feel like a chasm, so the goal of the update is to “make the average MMR between each role better match each other instead of looking more broadly across the team to balance things out.” outside.” Yes, Monitor 2The current matchmaking system does not guarantee that each role is associated with an opponent of the same rank.

Next season will also change how often your rank is adjusted in Competitive mode, as the team has heard loud and clear that playing up to 26 matches just to keep your role the same is infuriating. “Starting from Season 3, you will now get a Competitive Update every 5 wins and 15 losses. In the Season 3 Mid-Season Patch, we are also updating the UI, so that the Information about your progress to a competitive update will always be visible.Be pray.

Oh, and seasonal rank degradation and rank resets are thrown out the window starting in Season 4, but don’t expect a full rank reset. already, species of absolute animal. “A complete rating reset would not create a great experience because it would mean throwing away all the knowledge we have about the players. This would pit new players against OWL pros, which is fun for about 30 seconds (we experienced this ourselves in internal playtests).

While I can understand why players might want a complete ranking reset to get rid of the bad taste of this current ranking system, it’s clear that it would cause even more chaos. Let’s just be happy to have more frequent ranking adjustments, a clearer picture of where our fucking ranking is going, and better matches in the future. Maybe I’ll have fun playing again.

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