DUST 514’s Precursor update will include an Instant Battle Matchmaking system

By Stephany Nunneley
30 August 2012 20:39 GMT

DUST 514 will provide players with a chance to compete on a fair and equal footing with the Instant Battle Matchmaking system, according to CCP.

The system will be patched into the game via the Precursor update, making sure matchmaking is “less about the gear and more about the skill and mental resilience to win the fight.”

“The goal of this system is to put players who are at the same skill rank into the same battle, for those looking for a fair battle,” said CCPs community manager on the PS Blog.

“To do this, Dust 514 will use an algorithm that takes into account certain criteria when considering whom to populate into a quick match. Some criteria are hardware-based, such as internet speed/latency, while others are based on player statistics, measuring players’ overall strengths and then pulling them into balanced teams using that information.”

The Instant Battle Matchmaking system is part of a new feature where battles are actually fought for planet district ownerships within the EVE Online universe on behalf of NPC corporations.

It will also allow players to four-man squads and join a match on the same side. The number of players in a squad will be raised over time.

You can find out more information on DUST 514’s Instant Battle Matchmaking system through the link.

DUST 514 is currently in closed beta, and is set to launch later this year.

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