Developers are making major changes to the MMR calculation for each game mode and caste.
To put it mildly, the launch of Warcraft 3: Reforged was very poor, and despite the February patch patches, the game didn’t get much better than it did when it came out. Blizzard has not communicated about Reforged’s changes since then, but now it turns out that developers are making fundamental changes to the game’s ranking system and calculation of MMR (matchmaking ranking) points.
One of the biggest changes to the system has already been armed in the game. As a result, not only does an MMR value indicate the rank of the players, but a separate score is calculated for each caste. This allows us to experiment more boldly with other classes in addition to our favorite, as we no longer have to worry about lowering our own rank as we learn.
The points awarded in Free For All game mode will also change. Basically, there could have been only one winner and three losers in a match, but a more complex system will take the place. FFA results are influenced by several more important factors besides ranking, such as how long someone stayed in the match, even if they finished last anyway. And Blizzard is trying to reduce the waiting time for match teams to find matches so that they can play against teams that have already been randomly formed.
Blizzard also wants to release even more improvements in the near future, and based on current plans, developers are working to communicate more actively with the community and also seek to improve quality based on feedback.
Are you happy with the innovations in Warcraft 3: Reforged? What changes would you like to see more?
- Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
- Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
- Platform: PC
- Style: Strategy
- Appearance: 01/28/2020
A reworked version of the cult Warcraft III that includes the base game and The Frozen Throne add-on.