Dota 2’s Ranked Roles Update Caters To Players Of All Levels
Posted 4th March 2020 By: Derpina    462 Views
Esports News – For the second time in one DPC season, Valve once again updates Dota 2’s ranked roles system. The new update comes with a new MMR system for all five roles included in the ranked system every matchmaking process.
Valve announced the changes in Dota 2’s official blog site: “[The] update features a change to the rank system that replaces the Core/Support separation with a single rank that uses handicaps for each of the five ranked roles, representing your relative strength playing each position. This change will help the matchmaker better account for a player’s different performance levels between various roles. Winning or losing games will modify your single rank.”
New matchmaking process
When players line up for their best roles based on rankings, and unlike the previous MMR system, the process involves taking a look at each player’s full MMR. For players who queue for weaker roles, however, the system will place each into a match at a lower MMR.
Once all players are matched into a game, the system displays the newly adjusted badge levels to match each player individually. All players from a single team can see each other’s badge level. Notwithstanding the role assigned for each player, the results of the match will affect the entire MMR value.
Based on the new standard, the matchmaking system can encourage all types of players to line up for roles they’re not comfortable with in exchange for higher ranks and other incentives. As compared to the previous system’s single consideration for support and core players, hard support, safe line, soft support, off lane, and mid lane players are all affected in the new system. The initial levels for each role, however, are only calculated based on the player’s previous core or support MMR values and analysis from the past 100 games.
Valve hopes that the new ranked role system will cater to versatile and specific players. As far as the process goes, it’s all-inclusive. Average and veteran players can try different levels of gameplay to improve and maintain their skills and rankings.
The update is now live. To get the hang of the new system, players can track the current role adjustments in the Role Queue menu of the game.