Destiny 2 Accidentally Turned Off Skill-Based Matchmaking

Skill-based matchmaking in Destiny 2's PvP Quick Play playlist was turned off in a recent patch, according to a report by Bungie. Bungie currently has no immediate fix in mind, instead choosing to take notes on the bug's affect on overall game health while it prepares a potential bandage for the issue.

In its official post, Bungie had this to say about the bug in Destiny 2:

"With the release of Update 1.2.3, we introduced 6v6 Quickplay with a bug that causes skill-matching and potentially connection-matching to fail in that playlist. This results in much faster – but lower-quality – matches than normal. Our plan for the immediate future is to take no immediate action, monitor the health of the playlist, take notes, and ready a potential fix. We will inform the community with our findings and if we make a change, you will be the first to know (just like this time)."

This comes at the same time as Bungie's change to Destiny 2's ranked mode, and seems to bring these two different types of play into two very different - and some would argue appropriate - directions of seriousness. As better players are very quickly matched with others regardless of skill level, several players have been hailing Update 1.2.3 as one of the best patches in Destiny 2's PvP lifespan. Those who care immensely about a competitive experience where skill matters are most likely already playing the Ranked playlist, and therefore aren't being terribly affected.


On the other hand, there could be a silent crowd of people that aren't being so positively affected. At the other end of every shutout is a team of unskilled players who were just bullied in a match they had no place being in. Some community members view the potential of this PvP change sticking around as a threat to the longevity of the game, and its accessibility to new players.

Players who have an opinion on which way Bungie should swing on this bug are encouraged to share their thoughts on Reddit and in the forums. It seems like this decision could drastically affect the future of Quick Play in Destiny 2 and beyond, so Destiny fans should chime in while they can.

Destiny 2 is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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