Matchmaking Coming To Destiny’s Weekly Heroic Strike

Update 1.1.1 for Destiny is almost upon us and the main change will be the inclusion of matchmaking for the weekly Heroic Strike. Design Lead M.E. Chung has explained why the team decided to add the feature.

“We wanted the Weekly Heroics to be a challenge that pushed you and your buddies, but what we observed was that these strikes don’t demand the same cooperation of a cohesive pre-made group,” he posted on the Destiny blog. “The overwhelming community response was such that many players didn’t have the numbers on their friends list to experience the activity on a weekly basis”.

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Matchmaking will still not be included on Nightfall or Raids, which seems very silly to me, they could at least give you the the option of using matchmaking if you don’t have the required number of chums.

The patch will also include the following:

  • Xûr will stop forgetting to bring his Exotic engrams when he visits us from… wherever Xûr is from.
  • Iron Banner will work as previously promised, with a greater variety of maps in rotation as well as a couple of new Bounties that give you more control over which weapon you can use to complete them – and we were hoping that one would have arrived before the current event.
  • Strikes and Crucible Maps will be less likely to repeat themselves when you stay in a matchmaking playlist with your Fireteam.
  • Grimoire Cards will drop when you expect them to.

The update is scheduled for around the end of the month.

Source: Bungie.net

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6 Comments

  1. About time too!

  2. Not sure how I feel about this actually – Depending on what burns are on the nightfall, the weekly can sometimes actually be harder. Doing it with randoms doesn’t really appeal to me.

    Either way, I assume that it is still optional in that if you just access by yourself you will be put into matchmaking, but if you are with a fireteam you won’t. This does mean however that no-one will be able to solo the weekly anymore, which is kind of a shame, as sometimes it was nice for the challenge.

    … & although the matchmaking is a sizable part of the update, I am sure most are just happy to know that the heavy ammo glitch should be fixed with this update. Allegedly.

    Finally, ‘Strikes and Crucible Maps will be less likely to repeat themselves when you stay in a matchmaking playlist with your Fireteam.’ – That’s all well & good, but that does make it sound like you need to enter each with a fireteam for this to be the case, which is actually quite rare for me for these activities. I would rather it simply said ‘Strikes and Crucible Maps will be less likely to repeat themselves when you stay in a matchmaking playlist.’ (which may actually be what they mean).

  3. Not really arsed about matchmaking for weekly heroic but strikes being less likely to repeat themselves is huge, that pisses me off massively I’ve had it before where I’ve done 5 strikes on the run but only 2 different strikes showed up which is nonsense.

  4. How about fixing the crucible so we get more variety in the maps or a vote system for the next map and have xur sell suros I’ve been waiting months now or better yet have him change his stock every 12 hours that way people won’t have to wait all week and then be disappointed when he sells something he sold 2 weeks ago

    • ‘Strikes and Crucible Maps will be less likely to repeat themselves when you stay in a matchmaking playlist with your Fireteam.’

      Think that addresses your first question! :)

      The trouble with voting is that it could actually be worse than it is now for repetition – For example, you have a couple of fireteams playing that like to exploit areas on a particular map, it’s likely that you are likely to see that map many, many times throughout your session as its going to get voted for all of the time. Of course they could disqualify the map you have just played from the vote, but I am just pleased to hear that you are less likely to see the same maps back to back soon.

      As for xur, he has disappointed me for a number of weeks now, but I wouldn’t actually want him to change. If he offered me everything I wanted week in week out, I am pretty sure I would have stopped playing weeks ago.

      Just be glad he’s bringing heavy ammo & an exotic engram today I guess?

      • Heavy ammo doesn’t bother me that much as I’ve only done one raid and that was with you but if your doing them all the time then yeah I guess that’s a plus I just want my suros

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