Players will now be matched based on how many matches they’ve played.
Blizzard Entertainment has announced a rather interesting update to its free to play MOBA Heroes of the Storm. Its matchmaking will now match players based on the total matches they’ve played and thus pair together players with similar stats. This will ensure that a new player isn’t matched with, say, some one who has several hundreds of hours logged. There are some quirks though.
Explaining the update, Blizzard stated on Battle.net that, “The new rule will not prevent all instances in which new players can be matched with veterans. As an example, this can still occur when a party’s members have mixed levels of Heroes of the Storm experience.
“Additionally, this change may result in increased Quick Match queue times as the matchmaker searches for players with a similar number of games played to your own.”
So it could mean longer match times overall but if new players are eased into the game better, then it should be worth it.