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Valve Introduces The Dota 2 Fast Queue to Alleviate Matchmaking Issues

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Over the weekend, Valve dropped a new Dota 2 update on Steam that adds a Dota 2 fast queue system to the game’s matchmaking. This is for ranked matchmaking where queues have been getting longer and longer over the past few months and the hope is that this Dota 2 Fast Queue system will alleviate some issues.

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In a recent blog post, Valve revealed why the Dota 2 Fast Queue had to be implemented and explained how it will all work. Basically, if you have all roles selected when looking for a Ranked match, you will automatically be placed in the Fast Queue and players in the Fast Queue will be given priority by the matchmaker.

We know that queue times have increased across the board recently, and the most significant factor contributing to this has been the stricter requirements that Ranked Roles imposes on the formation of matches. Prior to the introduction of Ranked Roles, the matchmaker had a wider pool of people to draw upon because of the few restrictions. In the past, when one or more players desired the same role, this conflict was resolved during the game itself, often with unpleasant results.

 

This conflict is now resolved at queue time, but a price of this is that the matchmaker is often starved for players in the least-queued roles. The matchmaker must wait for players in the desired roles to enter the queue or form sub-optimal matches with the players currently in queue to satisfy all role requirements. Usually, the role most in demand by the matchmaker is Hard Support, but this is not always the case, and historically this has varied based on time of day, skill bracket, region, etc.

When you go into the Ranked matchmaking with all roles selected, you also earn four more games for future use in the Dota 2 Fast Queue. Valve notes that when you are grouped up and your party fulfils all the roles, you can also earn more Fast Queue games. 2-player parties earn 2 games for each player, will 3-player parties earn 1 game for each player.

You can earn and store up to 60 Fast Queue games according to Valve. The developer explains that they will be monitoring the situation going forward and make tweaks to the system. Lastly, they will be rolling out some small updates to the reporting and behaviour score systems on Steam in the next few weeks.

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What do you think about the Dota 2 Fast Queue system and have you seen any improvement in the Ranked matchmaking on Steam? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Wessel is Glitched Africa's Resident Afrikaans Guy (RAG) with a passion for all things esports, cats and gaming in general. Dota 2 addict, Dark Souls veteran and all around geek.
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