‘Unfair’ Matchmaking In Overwatch 2 Draws Criticism: Players of Overwatch 2 are criticizing the sequel’s matchmaking as being “unfair” and “terrible” because those in lower levels claim they are matched with players in the top 500.
This comes after Overwatch 2 altered the way ranks are modified in competitive play, which appears to have hurt the game’s ability to pair players with opponents of comparable quality. Players in Gold and Platinum are reportedly being paired up with players in Grandmaster as a result, which irritates both sides of the argument.
“On my team, I had a Genji buddy who had the top 500 tags. I initially believed there might be a bug to obtain [this] title “According to Reddit member Dru247, who later verified the player’s ranking by looking at their profile, they were really among the top 500.
“He then went on to utterly destroy the opposing team. They had no chance; the team wipes left and right. It was amazing to behold, yet it was so unfair.”
Others who responded described similar incidents and express their frustration at the matchmaking’s pairing up of these players.
OW2 has largely been a shitshow since it began, according to guillotineswordz. Even though I am currently ranked Master in the DPS queue, I still frequently encounter individuals that are Gold/Silver or who have the game’s default icon. These players don’t appear to know how to play the game.
CkillXD, a different commenter, has an idea about why this is happening. As someone with a Master tag, they explain that it’s because the rank was reset at the start of the season. “The fact that I was dropped from Masters 2 to Plat 2 destroyed my will to play the game. It’s a total mosh pit of true Gold and Plat players and players like myself with Masters/GM/Top 500 tags now when I play a match at random.”
Since its release, Overwatch 2 has drawn criticism for its matching. A few weeks ago, Blizzard even made an attempt to justify why some players might observe these wildly dissimilar ranks in their matches by claiming that their “secret” SRs are comparable.
Even on Quick Play, this hidden rank, which isn’t displayed on profiles, fluctuates according to your win-to-loss percentage. The top 500 Genji mains, however, don’t appear to have had a comparable hidden rank to the Golds and Platinums they were partnered with, as Dru247 notes in the opening article.
It is uncertain whether Blizzard will respond to these continuous accusations with another statement.