The Daily Grind: Should MMO PvP matchmaking focus on challenge or engagement?

MOP's Sam recently stumbled across an MSM article that quotes multiple streamers and esports players essentially complaining about matchmaking systems in competitive games. The...

Spellbreak breaks its matchmaking patch with a rollback

Apparently, that big matchmaking update that rolled into Spellbreak last week turned out to be kind of a disappointment all around. It was so...

Dota 2 issues decades-long bans against bad actors and account violators

As I understand it, most MOBAs are unfriendly places, especially the larger ones like Dota 2. In an announcement made by Valve in a...
Guns and funs.

Fortnite details recent changes to its matchmaking systems

Shortly following Fortnite's v9.10 update, the folks at Epic Games made some major changes to the game's Arena matchmaking logic, which they've been continuing...
Such a compelling narrative of 'gun'

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds addresses ongoing matchmaking problems

Matchmaking in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is, not to put too fine a point on it, completely screwed at the moment. The patch designed to improve...

PUBG says it’s investigating the matchmaking disaster patched in last week

If you thought last week's PUBG patch, which introduced new anti-cheating measures, was going to make everyone happy with the game finally, you were...
It's a playground.

Fortnite’s Playground mode struggled due to matchmaking server stress

Some limited-time modes in Fortnite are successful and some aren't, but the Playground mode was notable in that its issues had nothing to do...

Hearthstone is planning a huge overhaul for ranked play plus balance nerfs

Have you been annoyed with Hearthstone's ranked play for a reaaaallly long time? Good news: A big change-up is on the way. Over the...
Sit the eff down.

Gigantic outlines new penalties for players who leave mid-match

It's a great feeling when a Gigantic match starts up, and then some of the other players just leave without warning in the middle....
We all go together.

Activision brings Vicarious Visions in to work on Destiny

Some big things are happening with Destiny. We already knew that Destiny 2 was on its way, and there's the rumor that it's coming...
Temporary crusade, at least.

Eternal Crusade Q&A covers map imbalances and short-term development plans

Overwhelming force is a valid tactical decision, but it's not fun when you're playing a severely lopsided match in Eternal Crusade on either side;...
Everything's fine.

Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan explains the functionality of matchmaking

Matchmaking is a big consideration for Overwatch's competitive play. Sure, it's upsetting when a Quick Play match is filled with people choosing Bastion whilst...

Armored Warfare update finally adds in Chinese tanks and coastal map

In the realm of updates, late is always better than never! It might have taken longer than expected, but Update 0.13 has finally landed...
It's a match made in somewhere, who knows.

Heroes of the Storm outlines existing and upcoming improvements to matchmaking

Blizzard wants Heroes of the Storm to be accessible to everyone. That can't happen if your first match of the game sees you pitted...
I mean, it worked okay.

Destiny is deploying a new PvP matchmaking setting on Wednesday

Losing a PvP match because you weren't skilled enough or geared enough to beat your opponent is unpleasant on its own. Losing a PvP...

Guild Wars 2 tweaks matchmaking, mechanics in new PvP League season

ArenaNet has announced its plans to change up PvP mechanics as Guild Wars 2 enters the second season of its PvP League system. Matchmaking is...

Heroes & Generals releases Xylander patch

Reto-Moto has updated World War II shooter Heroes & Generals with a patch called Xylander. It adds new killing tools for Soviet players as...

Not So Massively: HOTS’ ranking woes, LoL’s server move problems

League of Legends finished setting up its new North American server in Chicago, reducing ping times for east coast players but dramatically increasing them...

Destiny is adding strike matchmaking to patch 1.1.1

If you've been having a hard time finding companions to help you through your weekly heroic strikes in Destiny, then Bungie is sending patch...