Recently, there has been a lot going on about the state of Ranked Matchmaking and it’s queue time. The difference of playing different roles such as Soft and Hard support and Core positions; Offlane, Mid Lane, and Safe Lane are very noticeable. It has become a disadvantage that people tries to overcome by playing with groups or party while solo queue continues to suffer for most people.
To address this issue, today, Valve announced a new feature called Fast Queue (http://blog.dota2.com/2019/11/fast-queue/):
“To address role imbalance more generally, today’s update introduces Fast Queue for Ranked matchmaking. Players in the Fast Queue are given priority by the matchmaker, and will
find matches much more quickly. In order to earn games for Fast Queue, you must elect to play with all roles selected. Playing with all roles selected will also automatically place you in Fast Queue for free.”
Here’s a summary of the update by dota2.gamepedia:
“Going forward, our immediate focus will be validating that Fast Queue is doing enough to improve health of the matchmaking pool, and tweaking as necessary. We’ll also be rolling out a small incremental update to the behavior and report system in the coming weeks. As always, please continue to give us feedback. We appreciate your patience thus far as we iterate on matchmaking.”
We’ll be expecting continuous update from Valve in order to solidify and make further improvements with the newly added algorithm while they will also continue to work on other aspects of the game.
What are your thoughts? Tell us in the comments down below and I’ll see you in the next one.