Bluehole Clarifies PUBG Ping-based Matchmaking; Already Implemented on Live Servers

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PUBG ping-based matchmaking has been implemented on live servers, and developer Bluehole has provided some answers to potential questions on the new method.

The game’s development team announced the new matchmaking method earlier this week, but it seems that it has already been implemented on the live servers. "Unlike the method considered earlier, we are going to divide the matching pool depending on ping", Bluehole wrote earlier this week. "This means that the users with lower pings will be prioritized during matchmaking. The team is expecting to improve the overall play experience by splitting the matching pool rather than restricting connection depending on ping. Preparations are underway to test this method in some regions, with first trials planned to start this week. Specific dates will be shared when ready."

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“As announced earlier, PUBG will be separating the matching queues based on ping to improve the user experience and increase server stability”, community manager FWG wrote. “This has already been implemented on the live servers, and we would like to provide answers to some potential questions you might have.”

What exactly is the separation of matching queues based on ping?

Players with lower pings will be prioritized during matchmaking. As a result, players with similar pings will be matched together.

Can I form a party or play with players in different regions?

You can still form a party or play with players from other regions. Separating matching pool will not stop or cause an issue with starting a match.

What are the criteria for matchmaking when playing in a team with players from different regions?

The team will be matched based on the player with the highest ping in the party, ie, the player with the worst connection.

What about random matching for duos and squads?

When forming a team with random players, you will be matched with players with similar pings.

The following servers are recommended for each region. There may be differences depending on exact physical location or line condition.

Region Recommended server
China AS, SEA
Korea, Japan AS, SEA, KRJP
Europe EU, NA, OC, SA, SEA
Russia EU, NA
Oceania AS, OC, SEA
North America, South America NA, SA
Southeast Asia AS, SEA


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