I have to get this off my chest because it bugs me so much.
I have a level 50 Moze that I am playing in TVHM Mayhem 4 (and finished the main story), so I have access to all possible matchmaking variations. But at present, almost all of them do NOT WORK very well, if at all. Here’s what typically happens when I try matchmaking in various modes:
Proving Grounds on Regular and TVHM, any Mayhem level from 0-4, any server area: No connections - ever. I used to get some before, but ever since the Maliwan Takedown came out, this mode is a wasteland.
Circle of Slaughter on Regular and TVHM, any Mayhem level from 0-4, any server area: Most of the time no connections, but occasionally I get matched with 1 more person, sometimes 2. Almost never 3 to make up a crew of 4.
Maliwan Takedown on Regular and TVHM, any Mayhem level from 0-4, any server area: Usually very long waits, then I get matched with 1 person most of the time. Sometimes 1 other will join halfway, but almost never do I get a crew of 4. I have never finished with 4, and actually most of the time I’ve done it solo, by necessity.
Regular plot matchups on Regular and TVHM, any Mayhem level from 0-4, any server area: Usually the easiest to get partners, but rarely ever a crew of 4. Usually just me and one other.
It doesn’t matter if I am on one of these missions, like already in a Circle of Slaughter, and try matchmaking from there, or whether I launch it from the main screen.
I’m starting to conclude that maybe nowhere near as many people are playing Borderlands 3 that I heard because matchmaking seems so empty, or it rarely works. The other possibility if that most people just aren’t using random matchmaking but rely only on friends.
I know it’s not my network connection that is an issue because I have a super-fast internet connection, so I doubt the matchmaking failures are being caused by connectivity issues. I’ve also tried restarting my PS4 when no matches are being made, but that doesn’t help either.
No matter what, for those who want to use public matchmaking, there are thin offerings right now. I love the game and have played over 300 hours now, but I would like to take better advantage of matchmaking instead of playing mostly solo, so matchmaking needs improvement asap.
If anyone has had similarly poor results, let me know. Hopefully, you have had a better time of it.
Thanks for hearing me out.