On Wednesday of this week, we deployed some new Matchmaking settings to the Iron Banner playlist in Destiny. Since then, we’ve been listening to your feedback and crunching the numbers. We’re ready to deliver updates on what we’ve learned and the fresh action we’re taking to enhance the state of play in the Crucible.
Your results may vary (gotta love the Internet), but we’re hearing and seeing some good things: Lag is on the decline. 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. By many accounts, we’ve taken a step in the right direction, but there is always more room for improvement.
The dev team at Bungie has deployed another new set of matchmaking settings. For the time being, they are exclusive to Iron Banner. Once again, our goals are to further reduce lag.
Please be advised that your field of opponents may demonstrate a wider range of skill, still within the boundaries of a good game. Matchmaking may also take slightly longer – all in the interest of delivering a quality match with a good connection. We’ll continue to monitor the conversation and keep an eye on the data.
These changes are live right now. Suit up in your Iron Banner gear, jump into the fight, and tell us all about your experience. Tomorrow, check back for more commentary on the potential for future changes to the Crucible in the Bungie Weekly Update (published one day late to get out of the way of progress).