After a huge number of tests, both open and closed, and an especially successful open test in the European region, we are ready to launch the new matchmaker globally. On April 3, 2019, you can fully appreciate how the updated matchmaker changes battles quality for the better and makes World of Tanks more enjoyable than ever!
New Matchmaking: What'll Be Different?
Let us briefly recall how the improved matchmaker will now assemble battles. Our main goals are:
- To reduce the number of battles with machines two-tiers higher (especially for Tier VI and VIII vehicles) and redistribute them into battles with tanks of the same tier and one-tier lower
- To make battles more enjoyable for Premium Vehicles with preferential matchmaking. Now those of you who have these machines in your Garage will be less frequently getting matched with vehicles one-tier higher and more often with adversaries of the same tier and one-tier lower
We'll achieve these goals by adding dynamic templates that can quickly adapt to the queue evolution, for both two-tier and three-tier battles. Here is a preliminary list of dynamic templates, which we're introducing:
- Two-tier battles: 7-8, 6-9, and 4-11
- Three-tier battles: 4-5-6 and 4-4-7
The 3-5-7 and the 5-10 systems are also possible, but you'll face them less frequently — for example, if the queue structure is non-standard. This can happen if there are too many vehicles of the same class or specific machines in the queue. For example, if there are some battle missions specifically for TDs, and TDs make up 50%+ of all vehicles in the queue.
What Will Happen to The Waiting Time?
Just like we outlined previously, the waiting time for solo players may slightly increase and will depend on the current situation in the queue. The waiting time for Platoons may increase a bit more, but the enjoyment in each battle should also increase. Most likely, you won't notice a significant difference in the queuing time compared with the previous version of the matchmaker.
We're confident that new dynamic templates will make battles more enjoyable for all of you. Roll into battle and share your feedback, it’s crucial for the further improvement of the matchmaker!