The Destiny matchmaking fix will be going live March 8. This is the same fix that had been tested on Control and Iron banner over the last month.
Bungie have revealed that after the testing during Control and Iron Banner the new matchmaking update for the Crucible will be going live for every playlist in the Crucible. This was confirmed by Senior Designer Derek Carroll:
“If you’ve played Control or Iron Banner in the past week or so, you’ve sampled the newest search criteria. Our goal for matchmaking continues to be fostering a competitive ecosystem that works for everyone. First and foremost, that means we attempt to find matches with the lowest latency (read: lag) possible. As a secondary concern, we want to insulate players at each extreme of the skill curve from each other. That said, we do not prioritize skill over latency under any circumstances. The newest settings are more aggressive about keeping latency low than we’ve ever had in Destiny. Regardless of the playlist you prefer, you should be seeing high-quality matches.”
On March 8, Hot Fix 126.96.36.199 will be available to download and will apply the matchmaking changes for the game. Damage Referee will also be applied to help “mitigate the effects that low-quality connections have on combat”.
It will be interesting to see how well Destiny copes after the Destiny matchmaking fix is applied. We’ll have to see what feedback users give and if any further action will be required from Bungie. Hopefully this will improve the game, and not cause any new problems.
Are you looking forward to the Destiny matchmaking fix being applied to all of the Crucible? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.