PUBG to streamline matchmaking on console by closing some queue options

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The developers behind PUBG’s console versions are removing certain queue options to “increase player count in matches and decrease waiting times,” PUBG Corp. announced today.

PUBG Corp. said the “high number of queues… has been negatively affecting player experience and matchmaking.” After monitoring the health of matchmaking across various regions, the devs will be pulling the plug on the following queues in the update to season nine:

Europe

  • FPP Solo
  • FPP Duo

South America

  • FPP Solo
  • FPP Duo
  • FPP Squad

Asia

  • FPP Solo
  • FPP Duo
  • FPP Squad
  • Ranked TPP Squad

Oceania

  • FPP Solo
  • FPP Duo
  • FPP Squad
  • Ranked TPP Squad

The end goal for these changes is to “avoid bot-filled matches and less waiting times” due to PUBG‘s competitiveness “by nature.” The bot ratios will also be adjusted, with more freedom for longer queue times to ensure a higher quantity of human players, as outlined in another blog post last week.

PUBG Corp. said that while Ranked is significantly less popular in the Asia and Oceanic regions, the incoming Ranked Solos mode is a “major part of Season Nine.” The developers want players in the regions to “get a fair chance to revive the Ranked Mode scene,” and hope that solo queue will be more sustainable than squads.