It is actually a matchmaking problem. Since the last update there have been even more issues w/ matchmaking (in some regions) & w/ performance, which in turn causes ppl to play something else, which in turn perpetuates matchmaking issues b/c of fewer players.
The game is a lot of fun, but it should not be sliding this much this fast. I’ve been playing through a lot of performance issues since the Alani update, but a lot of folks aren’t gonna do that, especially if OW runs great and anyone can jump into a game. It’s really, really disappointing. I enjoy this game a lot more than most other multiplayer games to come out recently, I’m not really into OW, and I expected to play BB for a long time to come. Evolve had problems, but it had a viable PC playerbase to just jump in & play for at least 6 months before matchmaking became really spotty.
I expected a fairly low but relatively stable playerbase for BB, but the issues w/ matchmaking & performance (& players disconnecting from games after they’ve started for any number of dumb reasons: wrong map/mission, character already picked, game not going perfectly) are sending ppl away, and likely to cause user reviews to start trending mixed/negative again. It’s extra depressing b/c I just don’t like OW that much & I’m not a fan of straight up MOBAs either, this is close to the only game of its kind right now, and I just wanna be able to play it & not have to worry.
The best you can do for now it set your region to NA/US - you should be able to find some games that way w/ 3-5 minute queues.