EDIT: I’m currently playing again as someone convinced me that matchmaking got a bit better after 20-30 games. I took them up on that offer, and for the most part they are right. It’s still not good but at least I’m matched properly about 40% of the time now
Matchmaking needs a complete overhaul.
It’s completely and utterly broken at an unacceptable level. Before the trolls start telling me to “git good”, I’d like to inform you that I had hardly any matchmaking issues during the open beta and actually consider myself a pretty good player.
I know how to use a couple characters quite well and must have put in at least 20h or so in the open beta and an additional 9h now. Couldn’t have been happier with the beta, I was almost always paired with players of a similar skill level and it was fun because nobody was at a huge advantage/disadvantage. The matches we played were dependant on how well our team co-operated.
Sadly this is no longer the case, at least not for me. Since release, balance and matchmaking has gone backwards and am just not enjoying the game anymore due to being utterly annihilated every match. Believe me that I’ve tried really hard to change my strategy. I can tell when my team is playing well and when we’re genuinely playing badly; however most the the matches I’ve played were lost due a huge skill gap between teams.
It’s extremely frustrating to play given how almost every match I’ve be paired with players on a completely different level of skill. I wish I could get my money back as it’s completely ruined my good initial experience with Battleborn. I might give it another try when these issues are resolved, but as for now it will start accumulating spiderwebs in my Steam library. Even Battlefield 4’s awful release was amazing compared to this… the game doesn’t even run well at all on my GTX 770.
Rant over, have a good day.