Destiny update with less emphasis on SBMM rolls out

By Stephany Nunneley
17 February 2016 21:11 GMT

Bungie has implemented some slight changes to Skill Based Match Making in Destiny.


According to the developer, the SBMM settings are live in the zone-capture game mode Control.

Per a post on the forums, the team has taken additional steps to “increase the emphasis” on connection quality, which will further diminish lag.

Skill ratings also won’t be as large of a factor when it comes to finding a match, which means playing with friends more or less skilled “will be easier.” Because of this, opponents will be more random, so that’s something to consider.

Bungie said there is still a form of protection for casual players against “the most hardcore,” but “those considerations” will have less of an impact the matchup’s technical quality.

Damage Referee, as noted in a weekly update earlier this month, has been extended to keep track of how poor connections impact matches in Clash, Rumble, and Freelance 3v3.

Head through the links for more on the update.

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