The Looking for Group tool in 1. It allows players to find like-minded or similarly skilled individuals who want to work together. Groups can lead to better team play with less negativity and, ultimately, more fun. There are a lot of misconceptions about how grouping is handled by the matchmaker, as well as how grouping affects Skill Rating changes. I want to address some of these by explaining in detail how our matchmaking system handles groups, and also examine the effects of grouping on win rates. The first and maybe most common misconception I want to correct is the belief that the Competitive Play system decreases your SR gains and increases your SR losses when playing in a group.
Categories Discussions. March 30, PM. Not in a month, not for a week only, it has to be implemented immediately, and permanent. Till that, fix your matchmaking, its impossible to fill up your squad, it simply doesnt happen in the 3 minutes of matchmaking. Get things managed. Or my advice: Release your new game modes when they are technically proven and working. March 31, AM.
In an update today on the Blizzard forums, Overwatch developer Scott Mercer posted that the ranked queues in Season 16 of Overwatch will be restricted to solo and duo queuing only. Overwatch ranked queues have always been unlocked for parties of almost any size. You have always been able to queue up with one, two, five, or however many friends that you want. This, unfortunately, makes the ranked queue times absolutely ridiculous, sometimes going as high as minutes long.
Does anybody know? Is this confirmed? Because when I started the game, considering that I was a newbie, it felt much easier to play than now.