Apex Legends dev confirms major changes coming to skill-based matchmaking


In response to a pro Apex Legends player, a dev at Respawn Entertainment has revealed that changes are coming to skill-based matchmaking in Battle Royale.

Apex Legends is currently suffering from a marked drop in their viewership after Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 and Warzone 2 took the first-person shooter scene by storm following the November 16th release.

Despite Apex Legends Season 15 providing a new Legend and map, players are still disappointed with the Skill-Based Matchmaking (SBMM) in Battle Royale, especially when it comes to Ranked Leagues.

Luckily for those who are unhappy with SBMM, one of the developers for Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment, has revealed that there are plans to make changes.

After pro players Snip3down and Zachmazer discuss “insane MMR” in Apex Legends on Twitter, players are put in a “bad mood,” Apex Legends technical director sammy duck responded to.

In the dev’s response, they claim that “SBMM will change,” citing how the system currently works. At the moment, matchmaking is “based on the highest (level) player in the group,” however, they say it’s “likely to be something more” in “mid-December/New Years”.

This is great news for anyone who has a problem with skill-based matchmaking, especially for those who are at a higher level with the friends they want to play with.

Clearly, the community appreciates the dev’s comments, with Snip3down responding saying “this is a really promising and transparent answer.”

More on the dev plan to replace the SBMM system in Apex Legends will come “in the new year,” as Respawn Entertainment continues to acknowledge and work on the issues.


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Image credit: Respawn Entertainment



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