Few days ago, we implemented a couple of changes to the Quick Match and Ranked Matchmaking systems these changes will not require you to download a client patch and wanted to take a moment to outline what has changed while also giving some insight into the results of our recent updates and our matchmaking goals moving forward:. Call of the Nexus With the release of the Call of the Nexus, we have seen a significant increase in match quality in terms of meta composition and have ultimately achieved the goal we set out to accomplish. In response, we are going to temporarily loosen how rigid our rules are when it comes to enforcing meta compositions. Our overall goal with this change is to still create as many standard compositions as possible Tank, Healer, Ranged Assassin while also putting the quick back in Quick Match as we continue to make improvements to the system. This has the expected, but also less than ideal, side-effect of preventing certain high-level players from finding games in a reasonable amount of time. With this update, the following ruleset will be enforced going forward:.
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Hero League is a game mode that allows players to compete in ranked matches against other players of similar skill. It can be found using the Ranked page on the Play screen. This is an individual rating, meaning that it is unique to each player's own performance, and will not change based on different parties or players they buddy up with. The more Hero League games are played, the more accurate matchmaking will become. Hero League begins with a series of 10 placement matches, to determine initial rank.
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Storm League is the Ranked Play game mode that allows players to queue up and play with and against other players of similar skill. It may be tempting to jump straight into Storm League, but before you do that, you should learn about one more thing: How to pick your Hero in a ranked game follows different rules from Quick Matches. Instead of just selecting your favorite hero and clicking "Ready", both teams go through a selection process called a Draft. Each side takes turns banning and picking Heroes until 10 Heroes 5 for each team have been selected. Once the draft is complete, the match begins.
Games Beat. Earlier this week , Blizzard announced a Diablo-based monk character named Kharazim, a new three-lane Diablo-themed battleground named Infernal Shrines, and two additional heroes Rexxar, a ranged warrior from the Warcraft universe, and Artanis, the first StarCraft-themed warrior. The StarCraft Medic announced this morning acts as an extremely strong single-target healer and offer ranged support, including crowd control and other non-healing utility help. She has grenades and a shield, for example. She is much more like that dedicated healer.