Riot is planning to do some massive changes in League of Legends by implementing improve ranked system and matchmaking.
Cody “Riot Codebear” Germain, League of Legends Product Lead for Competitive Gameplay has shared their plans for League of Legends new ranked system and improving matchmaking in the latest Dev Corner post.
A lot of players complain that Matchmaking is not balanced sometimes as there are people abusing duo queue or sometimes one team has one to three autofill where another team has none. And a lot of players lost their interest in the game because of autofill. And Riot is aiming to balance the number of auto-filled players and duo queue players on each team. Riot is testing this feature behind the scene and will officially announce its implementation later.
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A lot of players abuse smurfing by creating new accounts. And for the new accounts, Riot said: “For players entering ranked for the first time, we think we can better identify true skill level by looking more holistically at their playstyle.”
For plans for the second half of 2020 and preseason, Riot wants to provide more clarity to players around their rank and their hidden MMR. So that players do not get confused around their matchmaking.
Sometimes Promotionals games in league of legends get frustrating as to get promoted into new division players need to play three games and to promote into new tier players need to play five games. Riot is currently examining the system for future changes.
Riot is also planning to punish players for game ruining behavior by improving their punishment system and trying to bring Flex queue to a greater competitive scene.