As of Thursday, Blizzard has changed the way matchmaking works for “Quick Matches” in Heroes of the Storm.
Heroes of the Storm now takes into account the number of Quick Matches a player has played when finding them a group. No longer will there be instances of total newcomers being matched with veteran players.
This change should benefit players on both sides of the spectrum. As a newer player, it isn’t enjoyable to be steamrolled by a team of players with more experience than you. As a more established player, it isn’t enjoyable to be matched with players who are still learning the basic mechanics of the game.
Blizzard had this to say about the current state of matchmaking:
“While this change for Quick Match does not address all of the Heroes community’s concerns about matchmaking, we are still listening to your feedback, monitoring internal data, and continuing to work on further improvements. For now, we’d like to encourage you to play a few Quick Match games, and then head back here to the forums to let us know how it went.”
Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard’s take on the MOBA genre; it has been in open beta for almost three months now.