Destiny fans have accused the game of missing many things since it launched, but one omission that is far more noticeable than others is a lack of matchmaking – particularly in the Weekly Heroic Strikes, Nightfalls, and Raids. Now, Bungie has revealed that they will introduce Matchmaking for the Weekly Heroic by the end of the month.
Taking to the Weekly Update to announce the news, Destiny‘s Design Lead, M.E Chung, stated that – after some post-launch analysis – the Weekly Heroic doesn’t demand the same level of cooperation as the Nightfall or Raids. That, coupled with heavy player feedback voting in favour of matchmaking, made it a no-brainer to add support for the Heroic.
“We wanted the Weekly Heroics to be a challenge that pushed you and your buddies, but what we observed was that these strikes don’t demand the same cooperation of a cohesive pre-made group. The overwhelming community response was such that many players didn’t have the numbers on their friends list to experience the activity on a weekly basis.”
When asked whether one can still play the Weekly Heroic solo, the answer was no. Unfortunately, the matchmaking support will only come to the Weekly Heroic, and not to the Nightfall or Raids, but Chung says that the team are trying to work around the issue, so there may be support some time in the future.
“No, but we are keenly aware of the issue. We think good Raid sessions rely on groups of communicative players who are invested in each other, but we know that it’s challenging for many players to find groups for Raids and Nightfall today. We are thinking hard about how we can help make that an easier experience in future releases.”
For some more information on the upcoming Update 1.1.1, which is hopefully due by the end of the month, read more here.