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Posted · Original PosterOP

I just started playing Overwatch a month ago or so. I only played vs AI until I reached level 10, but now I mostly play in quick play. I noticed that I get matched against high level teams (by high I mean 100s, 70-something players, etc).

Of course we get trashed in a minute or two even if we have counter heroes. So, is matchmaking broken? Out of 10 matches, I win 3 , maybe 4 at most.


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17 minutes ago, xGGAx said:

I just started playing Overwatch a month ago or so. I only played vs AI until I reached level 10, but now I mostly play in quick play. I noticed that I get matched against high level teams (by high I mean 100s, 70-something players, etc).

Of course we get trashed in a minute or two even if we have counter heroes. So, is matchmaking broken? Out of 10 matches, I win 3 , maybe 4 at most.

Your level in overwatch is not a determination of skill within the game. There are people who are level 500 (five stars) who are playing with people who are under level 100. It only gives you an idea how long they've been playing the game.

 


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1 hour ago, xGGAx said:

I just started playing Overwatch a month ago or so. I only played vs AI until I reached level 10, but now I mostly play in quick play. I noticed that I get matched against high level teams (by high I mean 100s, 70-something players, etc).

Of course we get trashed in a minute or two even if we have counter heroes. So, is matchmaking broken? Out of 10 matches, I win 3 , maybe 4 at most.

 

51 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

Your level in overwatch is not a determination of skill within the game. There are people who are level 500 (five stars) who are playing with people who are under level 100. It only gives you an idea how long they've been playing the game.

 

This^  Basicly everyone is given a hidden ranking which the game ranks you based on your "skill lvl".  You are then matched up with people with similar skill lvls, if your getting trashed a lot either your getting unlucky and getting team up with people that don't mess well together or You yourself are playing poorly/making bad decisions.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Draconid said:

This forum post may help you, https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745504371 It basically tells us how the matchmaking system works.

That post has some useful info:

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"Skill" is not measured absolutely, it is inferred by predictions and game results. The quality of opponents you meet and beat ultimately paints a picture of "stronger than A

^so no actual measurement, only predictions, hmm...

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A lot of systems also tend to temporarily and gradually expand the search range after X seconds if a match has not yet been found. I expect Overwatch is no different.

in other words, there are no players in my skill level/ping so it expands its search

 

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Statistically, it appears to be a fair match, but it's proving not to be as the results consistently favor one side. However, the Overwatch system has a failsafe in place in this case where the match will be disbanded (both sides will requeue and "Finding a more balanced match" will appear) once a threshold of consecutive losses is met.

Note that this does not apply on a per-game basis, but rather across a series of matches with the same participants.

^I have never seen this.

 

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It's very easy to assume that you are a group of individuals playing against a 6-stack. You know that you queued alone, and you see that the other team coordinates exceptionally well. One thing to consider is that there is a high probability that you have a stack on your team, too. That "solo vs 6" is very probably a "1+5 vs 1+5" or "1+1+1+3 vs 1+1+1+3".

Currently it's difficult to prove this, however Tigole mentioned that in the current internal build, Competitive Play will show which players are grouped together.

lol what?, If I get matched against a group of players called:
 [TROLL] Number1

[TROLL] Number2

[TROLL] Number3

[TROLL] Number4

[TROLL] Number5

[TROLL] Number6

It is pretty obvious they are together....

 

I am by no means a great player ( only 1 month playing) but I can manage myself.

Some matches are really good, I had one last night with a 1-2 min overtime(we were attackers with a payload) and we won. 

Other matches are really bad, with a-hole teammates(usually mei player puts ice wall at the exit of the spawn point) so natually we lose without even getting to the objective.

 

I really want to enjoy this game, I love the character design and system performance, but this matchmaking thing disappoints me every time.


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