The nice Destiny matchmaking saga continues as SBMM takes a backseat to low latency, full groups

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Destiny continues to be struggling to search out the right matchmaking resolution for Crucible, the shooter’s PvP suite.


Destiny gamers like to hate PvP matchmaking, and Bungie repeatedly tinkers with it in an try and strike a stability between sturdy connections and equal talent matches.

The newest adjustments will de-emphasise skill-based matchmaking (SBMM) and re-prioritise low latency connections – and full groups. Bungie stated the thought is to forestall Destiny gamers being dropped into half-full matches so typically.

These matchmaking adjustments apply to all Destiny PvP bar Trials of Osiris, which is able to proceed to matchmake based mostly on efficiency on present Trials Passage.

“Our specific goal is to reduce the number of matches that begin before they fill up with players. To achieve this, we are expanding the available skill-range for other players earlier and more aggressively,” a put up on the Destiny forums suggested gamers at the moment.

“We will also be looking for lower-latency matches for longer than before. Essentially, this puts a stronger bias on connection quality, with less emphasis on skill matching.”

Bungie stated Destiny gamers might expertise “slightly longer matchmaking times in some cases” and also you may find yourself matched with gamers far outdoors your personal talent vary. We’ll need to see how that works out, and the developer is open to suggestions, as all the time.