Blizzard redefines party matchmaking rules

Heroes Robert “hexagrams” Kirkbride

No more solo-queing into a five man pre-made as Blizzard makes changes to matchmaking.

The frusration of queing into a five player pre-made as a solo player has now been elimiated, as Blizzard is enacting a new set of rules defining how Heroes of the Storm will deal with different party sizes queing against each other.  The long and short of it can be described as follows:


  • Solo Players: Cannot be matched against four or five-player parties.
  • Duo players: Cannot be matched against five-player parties.
  • Three-player parties: Can match against any party size.


The heart of the rule is that it is very unlikely that players will be matched against a party that has three more members than the largest party on your own team.  Directly from Blizzard, "This means that it’s still possible to play against a party that’s larger than your own, but this will only occur in rare cases."

You can check out the entire post on the Battle.net forums right here.

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Robert “hexagrams” Kirkbride
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