Game and Update Discussion | September 07 2021

1 : Anonymous2021/09/07 11:59 ID: pjln2y

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2 : Anonymous2021/09/07 14:38 ID: hbxp8p4

It’s amazing how I can hear sounds across the map but can’t hear enemies running up on me 6 feet away.

ID: hby2g11

Best I can do is one random springy leg Octane sound every 10min

ID: hbyad6b

If footsteps worked as good as mirages clones footstep audio, this game would be 100% better.

3 : Anonymous2021/09/07 16:47 ID: hby7uoq

Favorite thing about this game and the player base.

Having a mic but not using until he/she is knocked to either talk shit or to be questioned why we didnt help when he or she is 300m away

ID: hbyezcj

and those same people having never pinged a thing in the game. Zero comms of any sort the whole time, until they are down.

ID: hbylhnf

Well, I'll take that over the guy with a live mic that's munching potato chips and playing loud music and has the tv blasting and has a kid screaming and has a dog barking, and that's all before we even get out of the jump ship.

4 : Anonymous2021/09/07 14:43 ID: hbxpyom

Fix these Micro-Stutters and Freezes! FFS!

Remove Slowing Down by bullets !

5 : Anonymous2021/09/07 14:36 ID: hbxovtj

Can we please get a mercenary mode in pubs where only random / solo players play against each other.

Let the 3 stacks have their own queue. There's enough players to split the queues and people won't mind waiting an extra few extra seconds if the matches are balanced

I usually play about 1000 games each split .... this split I've only played 150 (mainly ranked) as soloing in pubs is just horrible now with the matchmaking and the amount of pre-mades I'm dying to, Its just not fun anymore.

I spend more time in firing range then I do playing the actual game because the matchmaking is so bad.

I've no problem dying to predators or masters in pubs .... but not when they 3 stack it just makes me turn off the game

ID: hby51t9

I would wait a fairly decent time to play with only other solo Q players. I hate being at a disadvantage because my friends aren’t online

ID: hbxud10

Totally agree with you

6 : Anonymous2021/09/07 18:19 ID: hbylaam

Leave “fill teammates” off when I check the box for it until I turn it back on. It’s kinda annoying having to constantly turn it off whenever I finish a solo match

7 : Anonymous2021/09/07 13:24 ID: hbxfmz0

Anyone else play ranked to get a chill MM experience that you cannot find in pubs?

ID: hbxjzla

As someone who barely cracks Gold, yes. That’s the only reason I play ranked.

ID: hbxtjue

This is the first season that ive done ranked and I was so surprised that my rank climb has been so much more enjoyable than pub games.

I’m about to hit plat so that might change but so far the games feel a lot fairer

ID: hby36g7

Hitting plat was like hitting a brick wall in terms of fun. Gold players tend to stick with the squad and actually try to be team players. Plat 3/4 is just filled with TTV Octane/Wraith mains that think they can solo the entire lobby, die instantly, then spam ping until they inevitably DC.

8 : Anonymous2021/09/07 14:29 ID: hbxnzp2

does the recent trend of legend releases (s7-s10 all having hyper aggressive assault or assault like recon legends) have anything to do with the larger and generally more sweaty/aggressive community since the resurgence of apex

some more supports, defense or general teamplay focused legends would be awesome to see (especially since a new support means blue bins could be a class passive)

ID: hby59et

Game needs more defensive and support legends. Hell even legends that don’t favor an Uber aggressive playstyle would be nice

9 : Anonymous2021/09/07 15:54 ID: hby03mn

I desperately need to talk about something. The voice system.

It's horrible. It's so low quality, it turns into being inaudible. When people use it, it's almost a prerequisite to have voice to text on so you can try and interpret a quarter of what they're saying, and even then it's still gibberish.

10 : Anonymous2021/09/07 13:09 ID: hbxdtzw

Pubs matchmaking is still just unfun as it always has been. EOMM needs to go.

ID: hbxewna

+1 for MMR Ranked

+1 for RNG Pubs

Devs should stop manipulating with players mental health.

ID: hbxkjwh

The wait time between quality games is fucking horrendous. I would much rather spend a few more minutes in queue knowing the games are balanced than have to wait through multiple stomps where I can be some pred player's bot opponent.

Also, if everyone had to wait a bit longer in queue, maybe we wouldn't get a quarter of the lobby hot dropping and dying at fragment every game.

ID: hbxmmm3

It's so obvious, too. The fact that people reverse boost after a win shows that it was created with the primary intention to manipulate (and maximize) engagement.

You can try it out if you don't believe me:

Win a game Congratulations the game now thinks you're an ALGS pro player Drop, as soon as you land quit the game or throw yourself off the map Repeat step 3. a couple of times Congratulations the matchmaking now thinks you're a bot who just installed the game

In what world is this fair? It's exploitable, it has no semblance of skill, and it frustrates good players because they have higher win rates than the average.

Forcing them to adhere to Respawn's standard of "average" (1.0 KDR, 5% win rate) is appalling. But it stays in the game because it benefits bad and mediocre players who love to get carried (as they are more likely to buy skins when they win). Until they become above average, and then they will hate the matchmaking.

Long term this game is fucked if they keep EOMM.

ID: hbygngh

They've continued this path for over a year now and if I'm not mistaken, the most recorded player count was last season. Exploitative shit like this is in the game because it's manipulative and that's why it works. Only laws can stop such things although idk if there's any basis for a case against rigged matchmaking other than an ethical one.

Also, such systems destroys the integrity of badges and ruins partying up with randoms. But hey as long as people are manipulated psychologically to play more, Respawn still wins right?

11 : Anonymous2021/09/07 14:31 ID: hbxoako

Yo any chance of not being matched with bronzes and silvers in arenas ranked if you’re in diamond. It is the fucking worst. I legit got 15 knocks and still lost 99 points. That is unbelievably bullshit

ID: hbxoohu

Arenas ranked matchmaking is the worst matchmaking system ever implemented into a ranked game mode. Not fun for either parties.

ID: hbxq27h

It is legit the fucking worst thing ever at higher ranks. 12 points a win 80+ for a loss. Fuck. That. Forever.

12 : Anonymous2021/09/07 14:21 ID: hbxmvrx

I want a DUO ranked mode - did the devs said anything about it in the past? (I´m new to the game)

13 : Anonymous2021/09/07 17:31 ID: hbyec7o

Wow, more Arenas-only prizes... Who could have guessed?

14 : Anonymous2021/09/07 19:22 ID: hbyug7k

WHY can't I play with my silver 1 friend in arenas just because I'm plat 1? When I play by myself my duo teammates are ALWAYS silver and bronze (and a octane) What the hell

15 : Anonymous2021/09/07 20:03 ID: hbz0epa

Get a ping restriction for servers already. It ruins the game for everyone.

16 : Anonymous2021/09/07 20:19 ID: hbz2tet

I think Rank lvl requirement should be raised. Amount of smurfs is unbearable.

I also have a sneaking suspicion there's a rigged matchmaking of sorts in ranked. Once I get to plat 1 I get nothing but trash as teammates, but dropping to plat 2 I occasionally get great teams.

17 : Anonymous2021/09/07 16:26 ID: hby4ud5

Just waiting on Cross progression, that is all, thank you.

18 : Anonymous2021/09/07 17:07 ID: hbyauzk

Going for diamond for the first time since season3. I now remember why so many are hard stuck plat4s they are terrible. Hot drop, trying to 1v3 constantly then ping their banner 95 times when they ran off to fight. Literally the most toxic players I’ve seen is always plat4. This weekend was horrible to the point forget going for Dia solo queue again I’m unsure I even want this game on my Xbox

19 : Anonymous2021/09/07 17:28 ID: hbydw06
Fix the audio glitches

Sick of the earsplitting whoosh of someone falling on me when there is nobody there

20 : Anonymous2021/09/07 17:41 ID: hbyfqrr

Anyone else have Rampart in the "Waiting for players" screen? She says "Pffft, nope" and then the character selection plays out. Not game breaking, but pretty weird

21 : Anonymous2021/09/07 18:42 ID: hbyomdt

One teammate disconnected on ch select. We load up ranked match as duos. We played risky, thinking there will be no penalty. Guess what? -36. Thanks.

22 : Anonymous2021/09/07 19:59 ID: hbyzthz

Please make olympus a beautiful christmas decorating. It would look so cool. Or at least olympus night map with beautiful building lightings and all. Please!

23 : Anonymous2021/09/07 20:05 ID: hbz0t2q

What is the point in Fragment getting Hotzones? Surely Hotzones should be used to make less popular places more attractive. Having it be Hotzones just makes ranked games hell.

24 : Anonymous2021/09/07 21:15 ID: hbzax4c

How do I play solo ranked and my teammates always want to drop hot/Fragment?

Literally every time we die 1-2 fights in and get negative RP. The only way I climb is when we drop far and get full KP and get top 3.

ID: hbzgatv

Tell them that if they're dropping Fragment, you're landing somewhere else. Make sure you switch their pings and voice off if they still go to Fragment. You can get to Plat (slowly) just ratting. People's brains seem to start working in Plat.

25 : Anonymous2021/09/07 21:15 ID: hbzaxbp

Always one person who says fuck it I can take this whole squad by myself ,engages a full squad by themselves, dies… leaves.. noice

26 : Anonymous2021/09/07 15:09 ID: hbxti00

What the hell is up with the matchmaking lately? I exclusively get suicidal teammates.

27 : Anonymous2021/09/07 18:07 ID: hbyjjdt

Are the servers ok?? Or the game is just constantly plugged into a potato?

ID: hbyne56

The servers are fine. The insanely strict skill based matchmaking system puts everything into servers they have shit latency to which is why the game is so laggy nowadays. The more they increase the SBMM the laggier it becomes.

28 : Anonymous2021/09/07 18:38 ID: hbyo0f7

Any suggestions on how to fix lab on Xbox? It is borderline unplayable, just random lag spikes every 3 seconds. I am Ethernet on good internet

29 : Anonymous2021/09/07 18:53 ID: hbyq5m6

Gotta say both the volt and the caustic skin have a very pleasing colour scheme. Some of the best skins coming from the arena challenges.

30 : Anonymous2021/09/07 20:24 ID: hbz3h29

For the love of god turn of SBMM it does not work not even remotely

31 : Anonymous2021/09/07 12:42 ID: hbxauba

Solo queue is horrible.

32 : Anonymous2021/09/07 15:23 ID: hbxvmxm

When you swap with a shield from the ground, they should put a 0.3s delay before you can pick up the shield you just dropped. So many times I double swap by accident.

33 : Anonymous2021/09/07 13:02 ID: hbxd0wy

Seer stopping your actions is still the most annoying and unnecessary thing in this game


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