Hunters, it’s time to talk about our newly designed PvP mode!
We’re really excited to share the new design with you and hear your feedback! Over the last 2 month, our team has designed a new PvP experience, pretty much from scratch. Very little outside the gameplay itself was left untouched. Almost all of these changes come as a result of you sharing your experiences and feedback with us. I believe the best way to start is with your feedback and how we’re addressing it.
We’ve changed our matchmaking system quite a bit. Players were matched based on PvP Points which created a system where you could quickly gain points, rise to the top and match against top teams. This created wildly varied Team Power matchups.
We will now match teams based on Team Power so you will get matched against other teams whose power are similar to your own. This means that you should have a higher quality match-up as a result of our new matchmaking algorithm.
To start off, in the new system you cannot lose points! If you lose a game, instead of losing points you just don’t gain any. This means in a worst case scenario, you’ve only lost time and lives.
Another change coming to our matchmaker is how we calculate the number of PvP Points awarded at the end of a match. We previously calculated the point change based on each player’s PvP Points at the end of a match. The closer your opponent and your points were in relation to each other, the more points you had at stake. This resulted in win big and lose big situations. Now the points are based on the total Team Power in the match. So the higher your Team Power the more points you’ll earn. This new system allows room to try out a new team composition while still being able to make progress in the leaderboards.
With all of these changes, you’ll now notice the PvP Tournament when you enter the new PvP main screen. A tournament is a timed event where players will climb the leaderboard by winning matches and be rewarded based on their placement at the end of a tournament. When there is no active tournament, there will be a “Free Play” mode where you can try out new team compositions to prepare for the next tournament!