No, they exit the game and uninstall after they had finished everything that’s doable in PvE and will never come back.
Can we please stop blaming Bots Battle for killing the PvP in this game? It didn’t. It’s a queue that’s just there, where people can
- do their lore and dailies
- try a few things out
No one, with more than one working brain cell, queues for Bots Battle when they want to play PvP in reality.
The PvP killed itself. And that death started more than half a year before Bots Battle became a thing. People are sick and tired of every second game being a lopsided stomp. I played more PvP lately again and the only close games I played (and mostly lost) were when I was grouped up and also knew most people in the enemy team. In the other cases I either got stomped or I stomped.
This is no fun, for no one. This was a thing that should’ve been tackled when playercount was higher, now it’s basically too late again.
Good luck to players who have no high skilled friends in this game and get the daily quest “Win 7 Incursion matches” should there be no Bots Battle around. I’d honestly go into my “screw this crap” mode and just ignore it. I already did this and didn’t bother with completing my dailies for more than a month (only played private games and PvE) even with Bots Battle active. This is a sign of the system failing and not doing its job as intended. If you make them basically impossible for people who can’t spend multiple hours a day in the game, the fail just gets bigger.
For the PvP queue, the result is the same, e.g., I’m not found in PvP unless I want to play PvP. For the steamcharts, which some people love to use as a “Ded Gaem”-trolling device, it makes a difference if I’m one of those who play Bots, PvP or PvE or a different game.