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Upcoming Changes to Battleground Queues

ZOS_GinaBruno
ZOS_GinaBruno
Community Manager
Hello all!

When Battlegrounds first launched, we initially saw some data and feedback showing a preference specifically towards the Deathmatch game mode. With the recent removal of the option to choose a game mode when queuing for a Battleground, we’ve now seen an uptick in players choosing to treat any game mode as Deathmatch. In an effort to increase Battleground population and interest, the Solo and Group queues will only offer the Deathmatch game mode for a period of time. This change will occur during next week's maintenances, on September 20 for PC/Mac/Stadia and September 22 on consoles.

After we have a chance to digest some of the feedback and data from this experiment, we’ll decide on what the next steps should be for Battleground queue options and consider the best way to add the other Battleground game modes back in.

Thanks for your continued interest and support! We’re excited to hear what you think.


Edit [October 15]

Thanks so much for your participation, patience and feedback while we experimented with only having the Deathmatch game mode available. It was important for us to run this for a few weeks to ensure we had an accurate representation of overall involvement and interest in Battlegrounds during this time.

First, it’s valuable to note the general feedback on this test was quite polarizing. While there were certainly a lot of players that liked only having Deathmatch available, there were just as many that didn’t enjoy it. A frequent complaint we saw, though, was the disappointment that we removed something that is ultimately at the core of our game: the freedom of choice. And in the case of this test, the data appeared to back that up as well. Although we initially saw a very slight bump in participation, it quickly declined and has left Battleground populations in a fairly unhealthy state.

Starting with the launch of Update 32 (November 1 for PC/Mac/Stadia and November 16 for consoles), we’ll be giving you more choices to decide which game mode to queue into depending on if you are playing solo or with a group. These will include:
  • Solo Deathmatch
  • Solo Random Battleground
  • Group Deathmatch
  • Group Random Battleground
One thing to keep in mind is the random queue will include all game modes (Flag Games, Land Grabs, and Deathmatch) so the likelihood of getting Deathmatch is going to be higher for those queueing into that game mode, specifically.

We’ll continue to monitor the sentiment and participation rates with Battlegrounds once this rolls out next month, and we’ll let you know if we plan for any additional changes. Thanks again for posting all your thoughts during this time!


Edited by ZOS_GinaBruno on October 15, 2021 6:08PM
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  • NotaDaedraWorshipper
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    Would've been much better if they gave us an option to exclude 1 or 2 modes from the random queue. I like many of the different modes like chaosball.
    [Lie] Of course! I don't even worship Daedra!
  • MEBengalsFan2001
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    Welp, it's not like I was playing BGs anyway... *because* people treat every game like a Deathmatch. Which has ALWAYS been the case.

    It was marginally ok during "all solo can pick game mode". Honestly tho, there isn't a simple solution to this problem.

    Well, I have a solution but no one will like it:

    Group only Deathmatch queue.
    Solo for all other game modes.

    >:D

    I like that idea as long as each Q gets its own random daily rewards.
  • Fhritz
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    Collecting data... Updating queue... BG update incoming for Q4 maybe ??
    I'm a single character man.
    Stamblade. Khajiit. Mostly pvp.
    And...that's it.
  • Elyox
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    Welp, it's not like I was playing BGs anyway... *because* people treat every game like a Deathmatch. Which has ALWAYS been the case.

    It was marginally ok during "all solo can pick game mode". Honestly tho, there isn't a simple solution to this problem.

    Well, I have a solution but no one will like it:

    Group only Deathmatch queue.
    Solo for all other game modes.

    >:D

    Group only bad modes and solo only deathmatch :D
    Sometimes I do pvp, sometimes I do pve, sometimes I'm on break, sometimes I'm part of some players that can't login, that's kinda life
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