H3 THROWBACK DEAD?

Past 12pm I cannot find a game
its Friday and have been searching for 3 hours.
its the only playlist I actually enjoy…
is this playlist dead? Or the game kinda upsetting.
get on and let’s play :frowning:

I think something is generally wonky with the entire matchmaking system in Halo 5. Sometimes it says there are not enough players to play Warzone Assault but when you start the search again it finds directly a game and works fine for the next few games. Then it may go the way of the dodo. Going back to the main menu and then back to matchmaking did sometimes help; may be a placebo though.

I also had some long (and sometimes unsuccessful) searches for Warzone Firefight and Infection, which I find very hard to belive.

Region: EU though…

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> I think something is generally wonky with the entire matchmaking system in Halo 5. Sometimes it says there are not enough players to play Warzone Assault but when you start the search again it finds directly a game and works fine for the next few games. Then it may go the way of the dodo. Going back to the main menu and then back to matchmaking did sometimes help; may be a placebo though.
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> I also had some long (and sometimes unsuccessful) searches for Warzone Firefight and Infection, which I find very hard to belive.
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> Region: EU though…

Yeah took 5 hours to find a game, finally got one at 7am lmao.

There are several threads about it. People widely experiencing the same issue. No info from 343 yet.

Do you search in balance ?
Expended works good

I’d guess it’s just low population from the new playlist smell wearing off.

I’ll keep saying it, ranked kills h5 playlists .

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> I’ll keep saying it, ranked kills h5 playlists .

Nah, they were fine until recently.

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> Nah, they were fine until recently.

I don’t agree , if you go back through the forums on here about ranked this theme just keeps coming up but hey you do you man

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> I don’t agree , if you go back through the forums on here about ranked this theme just keeps coming up but hey you do you man

Its only recently I havent been able to find stuff in H3 Throwback, it used to be really fast. Most of the rotationals were.
But something happened recently that killed every playlist but Firefight it seems like.
Mind you I know for ME its cause of my time zone (I play weird hours cause of work and school), but others have reported it not working mid day too.

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> > I don’t agree , if you go back through the forums on here about ranked this theme just keeps coming up but hey you do you man
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> Its only recently I havent been able to find stuff in H3 Throwback, it used to be really fast. Most of the rotationals were.
> But something happened recently that killed every playlist but Firefight it seems like.
> Mind you I know for ME its cause of my time zone (I play weird hours cause of work and school), but others have reported it not working mid day too.

My comment is in reference to general h5 ranked playlists , not an individual one . I’ll bet dollars to donuts the social lists are ok along with firefight mode, had the H3 throwback been put in social ( as was the original plan in the 343i notes ) I guarantee it would have been as successful as the social odst playlist was .

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> > > > Nah, they were fine until recently.
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> > > I don’t agree , if you go back through the forums on here about ranked this theme just keeps coming up but hey you do you man
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> > Its only recently I havent been able to find stuff in H3 Throwback, it used to be really fast. Most of the rotationals were.
> > But something happened recently that killed every playlist but Firefight it seems like.
> > Mind you I know for ME its cause of my time zone (I play weird hours cause of work and school), but others have reported it not working mid day too.
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> My comment is in reference to general h5 ranked playlists , not an individual one . I’ll bet dollars to donuts the social lists are ok along with firefight mode

Actually no. I can’t find games in either Fiesta OR in Husky Raid.
Haven’t tried Quick Play but I bet its the same.
Again might just be ME, being 150, but

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> > > > > Nah, they were fine until recently.
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> > > > I don’t agree , if you go back through the forums on here about ranked this theme just keeps coming up but hey you do you man
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> > > Its only recently I havent been able to find stuff in H3 Throwback, it used to be really fast. Most of the rotationals were.
> > > But something happened recently that killed every playlist but Firefight it seems like.
> > > Mind you I know for ME its cause of my time zone (I play weird hours cause of work and school), but others have reported it not working mid day too.
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> > My comment is in reference to general h5 ranked playlists , not an individual one . I’ll bet dollars to donuts the social lists are ok along with firefight mode
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> Actually no. I can’t find games in either Fiesta OR in Husky Raid.
> Haven’t tried Quick Play but I bet its the same.
> Again might just be ME, being 150, but

150 ? Weird flex but ok

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> > > > > > Nah, they were fine until recently.
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> > > > > I don’t agree , if you go back through the forums on here about ranked this theme just keeps coming up but hey you do you man
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> > > > Its only recently I havent been able to find stuff in H3 Throwback, it used to be really fast. Most of the rotationals were.
> > > > But something happened recently that killed every playlist but Firefight it seems like.
> > > > Mind you I know for ME its cause of my time zone (I play weird hours cause of work and school), but others have reported it not working mid day too.
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> > > My comment is in reference to general h5 ranked playlists , not an individual one . I’ll bet dollars to donuts the social lists are ok along with firefight mode
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> > Actually no. I can’t find games in either Fiesta OR in Husky Raid.
> > Haven’t tried Quick Play but I bet its the same.
> > Again might just be ME, being 150, but
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> 150 ? Weird flex but ok

Not a flex, just a possible reason. Higher play time means higher overall MMR. Most of the people playing the game these days are lower rank from what I can tell (for the most part anyway) so the split between high MMR and low MMR is really high and that makes it harder to find near equal MMR players.
Thats what I figured out anyway.

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> > > > > > > Nah, they were fine until recently.
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> > > > > > I don’t agree , if you go back through the forums on here about ranked this theme just keeps coming up but hey you do you man
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> > > > > Its only recently I havent been able to find stuff in H3 Throwback, it used to be really fast. Most of the rotationals were.
> > > > > But something happened recently that killed every playlist but Firefight it seems like.
> > > > > Mind you I know for ME its cause of my time zone (I play weird hours cause of work and school), but others have reported it not working mid day too.
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> > > > My comment is in reference to general h5 ranked playlists , not an individual one . I’ll bet dollars to donuts the social lists are ok along with firefight mode
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> > > Actually no. I can’t find games in either Fiesta OR in Husky Raid.
> > > Haven’t tried Quick Play but I bet its the same.
> > > Again might just be ME, being 150, but
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> > 150 ? Weird flex but ok
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> Not a flex, just a possible reason. Higher play time means higher overall MMR. Most of the people playing the game these days are lower rank from what I can tell (for the most part anyway) so the split between high MMR and low MMR is really high and that makes it harder to find near equal MMR players.
> Thats what I figured out anyway.

I would of thought your mmr is the relevant feature not your sr . Plenty of guys have a high sr from the warzone side but struggle in match making . Either way it doesn’t solve the can’t get a game in ranked H3 throwback

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> > > > > > > > Nah, they were fine until recently.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I don’t agree , if you go back through the forums on here about ranked this theme just keeps coming up but hey you do you man
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Its only recently I havent been able to find stuff in H3 Throwback, it used to be really fast. Most of the rotationals were.
> > > > > > But something happened recently that killed every playlist but Firefight it seems like.
> > > > > > Mind you I know for ME its cause of my time zone (I play weird hours cause of work and school), but others have reported it not working mid day too.
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> > > > > My comment is in reference to general h5 ranked playlists , not an individual one . I’ll bet dollars to donuts the social lists are ok along with firefight mode
> > > >
> > > > Actually no. I can’t find games in either Fiesta OR in Husky Raid.
> > > > Haven’t tried Quick Play but I bet its the same.
> > > > Again might just be ME, being 150, but
> > >
> > > 150 ? Weird flex but ok
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> > Not a flex, just a possible reason. Higher play time means higher overall MMR. Most of the people playing the game these days are lower rank from what I can tell (for the most part anyway) so the split between high MMR and low MMR is really high and that makes it harder to find near equal MMR players.
> > Thats what I figured out anyway.
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> I would of thought your mmr is the relevant feature not your sr . Plenty of guys have a high sr from the warzone side but struggle in match making . Either way it doesn’t solve the can’t get a game in ranked H3 throwback

NSL on my end for suggestions there sadly.

I think it’s just population. I was able to get a couple Fiesta games tonight, but I haven’t been able to get a BTB game for 5 days now.