Respawn Entertainment has made some changes to Titanfall‘s matchmaking system to help address the “lack of variety” in teams.
Currently the game finds teammates and opponents based on skill level, and after a few games its usually obvious which of the two teams is better, but the current system isn’t “taking full advantage of this new information,” according to the developer.
The developer warns that the tweaks that it is making to matchmaking will result in slightly longer search times. “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,” Respawn explained. “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.”
These new matchmaking changes are available to try out right now under the “Improved Matchmaking (Beta)” playlist that you will find under “Play Classic MP.” “We may expand this into the other playlists after we watch the behavior and tweak things so that we’re happy with it,” the developer added.
“We’re going to keep a close eye on game balance and refine things as needed to make everyone’s experience the best that we can.”