Does The Finals Have Skill-Based Matchmaking?

Mehraj Mahdin
By Mehraj Mahdin
3 Min Read
Credit: Embark Studios

With the release of the hottest arena shooter, there are questions about the skill-based matchmaking system in place for The Finals.

Embark Studios has released one of the more anticipated games this year. The Finals has been well received by the community. They are in line to make their mark as well. It has been a while since an arena shooter was this popular. However, there is always the question of matchmaking in a skill-based shooter.

There were rumblings about whether or not there was a solid skill-based matchmaking or SBMM in The Finals. Players might find it hard to judge since the game is relatively different from your average battle royales and competitive shooters. So, it will obviously take time for players to get used to the movement, shooting, mechanics, and even the niches.

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Is There a Dedicated Matchmaker in The Finals?

Yes, there is a skill-based matchmaking system in The Finals. The developers, Embark Studios, have come out and said in a recent Steam patch note that they are adjusting the SBMM in order to create closer and more enjoyable games for everyone.

We’ve made some changes to our skill-based matchmaking to ensure better-quality games.”

The Finals community also agrees that such a matchmaking system is important even if it increases queue times. Sacrificing some wait time for a more enjoyable experience seems to be the consensus.

Is Skill-Based Matchmaking important?

Any game that has a competitive side to it should include some form of SBMM. While competitive players will find the most optimal build or strategy to play, they might not always be the most fun way to play. Moreover, the game should be balanced around the top level of play, but shouldn’t forget the casual players who will make up the majority of your player numbers.

Therefore, separating them based on their skills will allow for games to be much more enjoyable for all parties. Competitive players can play optimally, and casuals can enjoy the gimmicks.

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Mehraj is an FPS writer at GameRiv. He is an Esports Enthusiast and studying Finance in his senior year. He is also an active professional CS:GO player, having a particular affinity for FPS and RTS titles