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Titanfall Update Makes Matchmaking Better

| 28 Mar 2014 23:30
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Titanfall's matchmaking will now take a bit longer, as it has switched the priority from speed to quality.

If you've been enjoying Titanfall in the weeks following it's launch, you may have noticed that the matchmaking is a little... off. In my own experience, it seems that almost every match is a landslide in one direction or the other - something that my rather high 78% win rate can attest to. Respawn have been keeping a close eye on the system, and is implementing some changes to make the experience better. Specifically, Titanfall's matchmaking has switched its focus from speed to quality.

"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," said Respawn in an official blog post. 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."

Another change is that the game will now periodically switch out teams that are on a losing or winning streak. For example, if you just lost several games in a row, the system will update the skill for all of the players and then find each team a better suited match for the next round.

"This should end some of the frustration with playing for extended periods when you're having an off night."

If you'd like to try out these matchmaking changes, you'll have to join the "Improved Matchmaking (Beta)" playlist the under "Play Classic MP" playlist. Respawn says if this new matchmaking system proves to be a success, they will make it the standard. It's nice to see them allowing players to test the system out before making it mandatory.

Source: Respawn Entertainment

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