Over the weekend, Valve dropped a new Dota 2 update on Steam that adds a Dota 2 fast queue system to the game’s matchmaking. This is for ranked matchmaking where queues have been getting longer and longer over the past few months and the hope is that this Dota 2 Fast Queue system will alleviate some issues.
In a recent blog post, Valve revealed why the Dota 2 Fast Queue had to be implemented and explained how it will all work. Basically, if you have all roles selected when looking for a Ranked match, you will automatically be placed in the Fast Queue and players in the Fast Queue will be given priority by the matchmaker.
When you go into the Ranked matchmaking with all roles selected, you also earn four more games for future use in the Dota 2 Fast Queue. Valve notes that when you are grouped up and your party fulfils all the roles, you can also earn more Fast Queue games. 2-player parties earn 2 games for each player, will 3-player parties earn 1 game for each player.
You can earn and store up to 60 Fast Queue games according to Valve. The developer explains that they will be monitoring the situation going forward and make tweaks to the system. Lastly, they will be rolling out some small updates to the reporting and behaviour score systems on Steam in the next few weeks.
What do you think about the Dota 2 Fast Queue system and have you seen any improvement in the Ranked matchmaking on Steam? Let us know in the comment section below.