Earlier this month, Valve made some big Dota 2 matchmaking changes and introduced the Fast Queue system to alleviate the increasing queue times players have been suffering from. For the most part, it looks like the Fast Queue system is working extremely in Ranked matchmaking.
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Valve shared some interesting details about how the Dota 2 matchmaking is going right now. First up, the developer explained that for solo players who queue for just the Mid role in the Fast Queue, the average search time is 2 minutes and 30 seconds. However, there are still 2.69% of searches that take more than 10 minutes.
On average, players in the Fast Queue for Ranked Dota 2 matchmaking, according to Valve, has an average wait time of 1 minute and 20 seconds to find a match. However, 1.31% of Fast Queue players are still taking more than 10 minutes to find a match.
With that in mind, Valve also explained three-person parties and why the queue times for them in the Fast Queue are longer than expected:
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#33FFE5″ class=”” size=”20″]As a result of the recent changes to legal party combinations, we sometimes have scenarios where three-person parties have a lot of trouble finding compatible players. This is because 3 person parties have recently been disallowed from matching against 5 stacks or solos. Matching against solos, in particular, had allowed for a much bigger spectrum of compatible matches, but we know that that is undesirable to some players. So with this update, we are allowing 2s and 3s to on occasion match with a 5 stack when the need is high. [/perfectpullquote]
It is clear that Valve is working hard to make Dota 2 matchmaking for Ranked games better and better and it is great to see the developer working hard to give players the best matchmaking experience possible and alleviate those long queue times.
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How has your Dota 2 matchmaking experience improved in Ranked games since the Fast Queue update from Valve? Let us know in the comment section below.