Throughout Season 2, players would enter lobbies with players from outside of your region resulting in high ping and a wealth of connection issues. Thankfully, the launch of a brand-new season is bringing an end to such problems.
As players begin the grind for all-new Ranked Play rewards, Treyarch says it has reduced "the likelihood of receiving a high-ping match," ensuring players will take part in matches with others from the same region.
Vanguard Ranked Play Matchmaking Changes
Within the Season 3 patch notes, Treyarch outlines multiple changes to Ranked Play as it leaves beta. Alongside adding Berlin Control to the map pool and restricting the Volk assault rifle, the probability of European players landing in matches against American opposition is significantly less.
Players often request developers to make certain changes to games and it appears Treyarch is listening to feedback in order to ensure Vanguard Ranked Play runs as smoothly as possible.
In addition, the update also reset the Skill Rating (SR) of all players, resulting in a fresh start for everyone including Call of Duty League pros battling it out at the top of the leaderboard.
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Vanguard Ranked Play is proving extremely popular for those wanting a more competitive multiplayer experience. With attention slowly turning to the launch of Modern Warfare 2 following Infinity Ward's logo reveal, many are hoping some kind of competitive playlist will feature in the game.
With the next title a while away, early signs are pointing towards the Vanguard cycle ending after Season 5 after leakers discovered new in-game files.
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