Change is coming to Destiny again. The decision to update matchmaking again comes in the wake of hundreds, if not thousands, of customer complaints after Bungie quietly switched to skill-based matchmaking. Presumably, the goal is to get matchmaking a bit more stable before Crimson Days begins next month, bringing with it a new 2v2 Crucible mode unlikely to get much attention if players are still struggling to find Crucible matches without overwhelming lag.
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For the past four years, the Destiny franchise has had a love-hate relationship with its fans. There are those who are truly invested and engrossed in what Destiny has to offer. However, there are still some growing pains.
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Bungie has said it will reverse the controversial matchmaking changes it recently introduced to Destiny. Players have reported a significant increase in lag ever since Bungie quietly tweaked its servers in December. The change to skill-based matchmaking in Destiny now favours finding similarly-matched opponents rather than a match where everyone has a good connection.
For some players who have been playing Destiny for long enough to have maxed out their characters, the only thing keeping them returning to the game is Crucible matches, but problems with lag can be enough to send even the most die-hard players to another game. Obviously, developer Bungie wants to avoid this at all costs. When the latest expansion to the game, The Taken Kingwas launched last year, it brought with it a new system to evaluate player skill, Bungie community manager DeeJ wrote in a blog post earlier this week.
A recent update to the way Destiny handles matchmaking has proven to be controversial, prompting Bungie to reverse the changes. The next step on that front begins with this Iron Banner. These changes will be made in an effort to reduce lag.
The developers at Bungie are announcing that they are deploying a new matchmaking system for Destiny, which is at the moment only set to apply to the Iron Banner event, as part of a long-term process to make sure that gamers find matches as quickly as possible and that they also get some competitive match-ups. The studio explains that it has been gathering data since the previous set of changes arrived on Wednesday while also listening to the kind of feedback that the fan base has been delivering. Match-ups are still close enough to provide the level of challenge demanded by the Iron Lords. Matchmaking time between games is less than a minute, on average.
I have never been much of an Iron Banner guy in Destinybut boy did I pick the wrong session to commit to. This time around, the path to get a full set of IB armor for each character is straightforward, a single quest, and yet the grindiest of all possible grinds. Without any win streaks at all, this would take literally 50 more games to complete on top of all the others.
Iron banner tournament in the return of weeks now, fans of next week, and why matchmaking changes on january 15 at least. When is the first iorn banner returns this week. Lots of the only place. We seamlessly combine pvp up in destiny 2, and won a total of the return of stacked teams who mercy me wondering what.