Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment has been listening to player feedback and is rolling out some brand new updates to the shooter’s matchmaking system.
Skill-based matchmaking has been a hot topic amongst Xbox One and PC users since release, so the studio has launched a new update in order to help players avoid matches with unbalanced teams.
Here are some of the changes Respawn has made that you’ll find in the new “Improved Matchmaking (Beta)” playlist under “Play Classic MP”, which the team also hopes to introduce to other playlists after testing:
“Searching for teammates and opponents will now sometimes take more time to look for players that are a good skill level match, rather than purely prioritizing speed over quality. This will give us more time to build better teams and create closer games that are worth staying in for a longer period of time.
Rather than playing against the same opponents over and over, the game will periodically split the teams apart and search for new opponents for each team. This means if one team is dominating, we will update the skill for all of the players and then find each team a better suited match for the next round. Did you lose to a really great team? We’ll make them disappear and replace them with a new opposing team – and they will have no idea that you just got your butts kicked. This should end some of the frustration with playing for extended periods when you’re having an off night.”
Hopefully, the update will lead to more exciting and balanced matches.
PC users can also look forward to more effective anticheat measures detailed in a recent post.