Last month we talked about our plans for the Matchmaker in 2019. As we continue our efforts to make World of Tanks even more enjoyable to play, we will test the new Matchmaker on the European servers for a few days in near future. To avoid different playing behaviour during this test, we will not share the exact date or timeframe. This allows us to get the best and most accurate results.
What will it look like?
If you're wondering how this will affect your game experience, it's pretty simple. These introductions will reduce the number of battles you have to play against higher tiers. Same-tier battles in particular, will become more frequent, as you can see below.
Why the changes?
At the moment, there are two main issues with the current system:
- Tanks often are bottom of the list and have to battle against adversaries of higher tiers, which is not always enjoyable. This is especially true for Tier VI and VIII vehicles.
- Players with preferential Premium vehicles play most their battles against vehicles one tier higher, in the 5-10 template and are rarely getting matched with vehicles of their tier and one-tier lower. As a result, such a situation eliminates the benefits of preferential matchmaking.
To resolve these issues, we plan on introducing dynamic templates, allowing us to use the following match-ups:
- Two-tier battles: 6-9, 7-8, 5-10 and 4-11
- Three-tier battles: 3-5-7, 4-5-6, 3-6-6 and 4-4-7