8 vs 8 Quickplay Weekend

by Matt Newman in [ Announcements ] on, Mar 17, 2022 4:00 PM UTC 611  comments


8 vs 8 Quickplay Weekend

Starts: Thursday, March 17th, 10 AM PST
Ends:  When the game Patches on March 22nd at 10 AM PST


Greetings MechWarriors!

This Weekend we will be changing the Quickplay Queue to 8 vs 8!  

Why are we doing this? 

We are compiling some gameplay and server data for the Event Mode Queue Design. (Yes we are working on an Event Queue)

We are also interested to see what you guys think of 8 vs 8 compared to 12 vs 12, so please leave a comment in this tread!

If you do not enjoy it, Keep in mind QP will go back to normal after this weekend.

See you on the Battlefield!

-The MechWarrior Online Team

----------UPDATED-----------

Greetings MechWarriors,

I just wanted to address some of the feedback and/or concerns we've received regarding this 8v8 weekend event:

  • Yes we're aware we should have provided some heads-up to this event coming, our apologies on that.
  • This was a PGI initiative for data purposes (see below) and not a Cauldron suggestion etc.
  • This is not permanent, it will end with the Patch on Tuesday at 10am Pacific Time.
  • While there has been discussion in the past regarding reverting Quick Play back to the original 8v8 we had at launch, this event is specifically for gathering data for an upcoming Event Mode Queue (more on that coming soon). That being said, if the discussion of permanently reverting back to 8v8 were to come up again, we're now gathering more recent data and feedback.
  • Yes, we understand that 4-person groups have a lot of influence in 12v12 matches and even more in 8v8, and that is being taken into consideration as well.
  • Some have expressed concerns that we launched this event while running two other events that have match score requirements. We will be adding 7 days to each of those events.
  • After this event I will post a new feedback thread on the forum, please participate!

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