Matchmaking

Matchmaking

The composition of tanks in each team is a task of matchmaker. It works in following manner. It takes one tank from the queue and looks at his tier. For example it is IS - russian heavy with tier 7. The matchmaker takes the corresponding line from the table below and sees that the IS has battle tiers from 7 till 9. Randomly is the tier for battle selected. In our example let it be 8 (from 7 to 9 incl.). The matchmaker takes tanks from queue, which can participate in tier 8 battles (see column number 8 in the table) and puts them in 2 teams. In our battle we can face Tiger II and for example M6 (both can participate in tier 8 battles).

There are 12 battle tiers. In the tier 12 battles you will have only tanks from 10 tier and some light scouts from lower tiers. Some players are confusing battle tiers with tank tiers. This values must not be the same. The matchmaker resolves battle tier on the basis of table below. It doesn't try to weigh the tank tiers in both teams. Some tanks have exclusive battle tiers, you can find the in lower half of a table. (Most premium tanks have lowered battle tiers)

Matchmaker doesn't consider:

  • tank configuration (stock/top)
  • training and skills/perks of the crew
  • additional equipment installed on the tank

Tank Tier Tank class \ Battle level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 Light tanks
Medium tanks
2 Light tanks
Medium tanks
Arty
Tank destroyers
3 Light tanks
Medium tanks
Arty
Tank destroyers
4 Light tanks
Medium tanks
Heavy tanks
Arty
Tank destroyers
5 Light tanks
Medium tanks
Heavy tanks
Arty
Tank destroyers
6 Light tanks
Medium tanks
Heavy tanks
Arty
Tank destroyers
7 Light tanks
Medium tanks
Heavy tanks
Arty
Tank destroyers
8 Light tanks
Medium tanks
Heavy tanks
Arty
Tank destroyers
9 Medium tanks
Heavy tanks
Arty
Tank destroyers
10 Medium tanks
Heavy tanks
Arty
Tank destroyers
Tank Tier Tank type \ Battle level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
2 T2 LIght Tank
T7 Combat Car
Light Mk. VIC
PzKpfw I
3 M3 Lend-Lease
LTP
BT-SV
PzKpfw II ausf. J
T-127
Ke Ni premium
SU-76I
4 Valentine II
PzKpfw B2 740(f)
A-32
AMX 40
Valentine
Covernanter
A-20
T-80
Type 5 Ke-Ho
5 PzKpfw IV Hydro
Churchill III
SU-85I
StuG IV
Matilda IV
T14
KV-220
M4A2E4
Excelsior
Matilda Black Prince
Crusader
6 PzKpfw V/VI
PzKpfw V/VI Alfa
TOG II*
7 Panther/M10
T-44-85
T-44-122
T23E3
E25
AT 15A
8 KV-5
IS-6
FCM 50t
T26E4 Superpershing
M6A2E1
112
WZ-111
T-34-3
Type 59
8,8 cm PaK 43 Jagdtiger
Tank Tier Tank type \ Battle level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Balls

I had previously moved from the NA server to EU on the basis that MM may be more fair (larger player base) since I had gotten to Tier 8 (NA) and seemed to mostly have Tier 9 and 10 matches.

Now back on Tier 8 (EU) and its the same... recorded the last 15 games (5% Tier 8, 60% Tier, 35% Tier 9). This recent run of high tiers matches my past experience.



It had never occurred to me that the MM would be intentionally rigged - but the posts suggest it is (to motivate gold). Pretty shitty if you ask me - intentionally making the game a shooting gallery for higher tiers with lower tiers struggling to pen (unless they pay). Disingenuous

17.04.2018 23:22:40

Anonymous

"It is always easier to blame the external circumstances than to work on oneself."



Well, when i made 1.6 K damage with my M8, and the game is loosed, when i made 2.4 K dammage with my Hellcat and the game is loosed, should i said i have to work on myself ? :)



And it's written here : the matchmaking doesn't care about state of the tank (stock/top) and the skill of the crew. So, that's mean a T-V stock tank with shitty crew can encounter a T-VII top tank with elite crew and one or two achevied habilities...



For sure, that's good for the player who have que T-VII tank, but for the other, it's endless boring.

14.03.2018 15:11:58

adminadmin

It is really funny to see that people complain about the matchmaking since the beginning of this site - 2013. :)

In my opinion MM has gotten better a lot since the early days.

Nevertheless, I still see (daily) complaints in the chat. Mostly from players with a win rate below 48% - (I leave WN8 out). It is always easier to blame the external circumstances than to work on oneself.

01.03.2018 10:29:32

Stomber

Huh, nearly 10k. Games and I always though that matchmaking had to have something to do with evenly dpm/hp + if there would be a platoon it finds other players with platoon aswell. And this one comment I read; there was mention of unbalanced teams, for my opinion that is hapening very rarely. Maybe like one of twenty games. Games like 3heavys, 4td, 6meds nd 2lights vs. 7heavies, 2td, 4meds, 2lights isint even unbalanced. You just have to know two keywords. 1.teamwork 2. Dont rush. <- there is how you win a majority of games. This page is good, thumbs up!

12.11.2017 13:11:31

Mr Saladdodger

NALVALLAKE3409... what about all those re-rolled accounts. That means someone who has played 25k games starting a new account and being put in with noobs.

21.08.2017 17:32:50