Apex Legends Dev Explains Why the Game Needs Skill-Based Matchmaking
By Nathan Fusco
An Apex Legends developer explained why the game needs skill-based matchmaking. Chad Grenier believes the game needs this type of matchmaking for a "healthy" battle royale. Skill-based matchmaking is like a subtle ranked mode. While you have specific tiers in ranked made, and you should always be playing opponents roughly of the same level, the other game modes have a similar system.
Players all have an invisible number which ranks players and puts them in even lobbies. However, it can be a frustrating experience when you're trying to relax. Ranked games can be taxing and stressful, so players want to play for fun. Most of us would love to play against terrible players to feed our own ego, and risk playing against players much higher than us. But instead, you're usually in lobbies with as much competition as your ranked mode.
During an interview with VG247, Chad Grenier, game director at Respawn discussed multiple topics including skill-based matchmaking. He stated, "Devs has concrete evidence that skill-based matchmaking is good for the overall health of the game...It’s clearly good for the game. We need skill-based matchmaking.”
So it doesn't look like skill-based matchmaking isn't going anywhere anytime soon.