Valve has changed the Dota 2 ranked role matchmaking system once again. The latest update removed separate core and support ranks and merged them back into a single rank. It sounds like the good old days. But they also added something new.
Valve makes massive changes to Dota 2’s ranked matchmaking
Dota 2 ranked role matchmaking system changed once again - Level Push
Players with good communication skills might be better at handling difficult teammates, and while conventional wisdom would suggest that the better you become at the game, the better your teammates will be, players even at the highest MMRs regularly having teammates actively feed or abusing the rest of their team. Valve are aware of the issue and have been experimenting with various ways to improve the matchmaking experience. Low priority games do act as a deterrent, but the players reporting the player will still be left feeling frustrated. The same thing could happen in their very next game. Or the next one. The Matchmaking Update also introduced an option which lets players to decide whether or not they want to be matched exclusively with other Solo Queue players.
Dota 2: How does the new matchmaking system affect the game
Dota 2 players found their matchmaking score erased as Valve introduced on August 6 an experimental matchmaking system developed towards the team play core aspect of the game. The MMR numbers are erased but the Medal earned so far in the season stays in place. The new update focuses on two big aspects: the removal of the two types of MMRs, party and solo and the addition of role MMR. While Valve are aware that the first concept will raise the most controversy in the community, the latter is actually something that the players have been hoping to see implemented for a long time now. Most of the issues related to this we think we can solve with better algorithms.
Valve released a new Dota 2 update for the ranked matchmaking in march , read here what is new and why the changes have been made! From now on Dota 2 players will have only one single MMR rank instead of the distribution into support and core ranks. To ensure well balanced games the ranked queues are still based on picking a role before you start a match. But now the 5 Dota 2 roles have a performance which will be valued seperately.