Platform Matchmaking: Now on SkyWars Solos (NA + EU)
Update: the below now also applies to SkyWars Solos on Europe.
We're experimenting with Platform Based matchmaking on SkyWars Solos, on our North America region. It is NOT active in other regions and game queues.
What is Platform Based matchmaking?
Instead of our classic 'fill a server' approach, we now group players into two groups: Touch and Non-Touch input.
Why are you trying this?
PC and console players have a big advantage on mobile / touch players. With platform matchmaking, we're hoping to level out lobbies a bit better.
Why not Skill Based / ELO Based matchmaking?
We are not against looking into SBMM/ELO in the future, but went with Platform Matchmaking as a less extreme matchmaking solution that should alleviate most problems with our classic matchmaking.
Can I, a touch input player, opt to play with PCs and consoles?
If we decide to roll out this matchmaking type further, we will allow players to opt-in to the non-touch input queue.
I don't like this!!!!???
We will be collecting feedback over time, and we will take the rollout of this very slow. Our forums are the best place to discuss this! Please keep it civil and keep in mind this isn't a definitive system.