With the recent removal of the original Team Arena playlist from Ranked and its replacement with the HCS settings, I’ve switched to the Core Play playlist in Social instead. I had played Team Arena in Ranked almost exclusively since Halo 5 launched and don’t have much experience in the Social playlists, but it has been a frustrating experience so far as games seem horribly imbalanced compared to Ranked. Do Social playlists not try to match up similarly skilled players?
Take a recent match as an example: my team badly lost a 4-vs.-3 Strongholds (of which the other team had three players the entire time–no one left or joined in progress). If matchmaking is even halfway decent, never should a four-player squad lose to a three-person squad, yet this team routed us 62-100 and massively outslayed us:
- KD spread for us = -8, -6, -17, -7 - KD spread for them = +13, +13, +12And that game is just one of most since I switched to Social. My KD has dropped considerably since the switch (most games are around 0.4 KD now), as I’m clearly getting matched up against people way better than me (whereas ranked Team Arena always had me near a 1.0 KD). Is that just the way it is in Social? If so, why?