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Matchmaking Playlists

So with the Matchmaking release there have been many questions about what exactly the playlists are, and what map pools are in them etc. In this post I’ll attempt to lay it out in a clean way (there’s a fair bit of info).

Please note this is a first pass, we’re very much looking for feedback on here for what people want to play & what is most popular. Do keep in mind maps should be Reflex unique *, should play and look good. I have to like them too  — perks of the job

Rulesets:

  • The casual playlists use casual ruleset
  • The competitive playlists use competitive ruleset

(Yes, I thought this was obvious too :))

(Note: We’re currently looking at pulling things from experimental over to competitive. This will happen over the upcoming point releases as usual)

Mutators:

  • “arena” is used on “Arena Duel” & “Clan Arena”
  • “instagib” is used on “Instantgib”

Maps:

  • Static Discharge (2-4 players)
  • Ruin (2-4 players)
  • Ashur (3-6 players)
  • Fusion (2-4 players)
  • The Catalyst (2-3 players)
  • Furnace (2-3 players)
  • The Missing link (Thct6) (2-4 players)
  • Hieretic (8-12 players)
  • 421 (2-4 players)
  • Sky Temples (6-10 players)
  • Monolith (6-10 players)
  • Phobos (2-4 players)
  • Ironguard (2-4 players)
  • Simplicity (2-4 players)
  • Pocket Infinity (2-4 players)
  • Sanctum (2-4 players)

Playlists:

Playlists can support a range of players as shown on the UI (i.e. Clan Arena is 4-8 players), So I won’t bother listing the player counts per playlist here. However what is important to realise is that, the map pool is filtered based on number of players. I.e. so if a 4 player Clan Arena game pops, Hieretic would be ruled out.

Also note that, while the map pool may contain several maps, at random 3 will be chosen to vote between before the match.

  • FFA = Static Discharge, Ruin, Fusion, The Missing Link, 421, Thermal Blast, Ironguard, Ashur, Simplicity, Pocket Infinity, Sanctum, Hieretic
  • FFA Instagib = Static Discharge, Ruin, Fusion, The Missing Link, 421, Thermal Blast, Ironguard, Ashur, Simplicity, Pocket Infinity, Sanctum, Hieretic
  • Clan Arena = Static Discharge, Ruin, Fusion, The Missing Link, 421, Thermal Blast, Ironguard, Ashur, Simplicity, Pocket Infinity, Sanctum, Hieretic
  • TDM = Static Discharge, Ruin, Fusion, The Missing Link, 421, Thermal Blast, Ironguard, Ashur, Simplicity, Pocket Infinity, Sanctum, Hieretic
  • CTF = Sky Temples, Monolith
  • Arena Duel = Static Discharge, Ruin, Fusion, Furnace, The Catalyst, 421, Simplicity, Pocket Infinity, Sanctum
  • Duel = Static Discharge, Ruin, Fusion, Furnace, The Catalyst, 421, Simplicity, Pocket Infinity, Sanctum
  • Doubles = Ironguard, Thermal Blast, Phobos, Ashur
  • Competitive Duel = The Catalyst, Static Discharge, Ruin, Furnace, 421, Simplicity, Pocket Infinity
  • Competitive Doubles = Ironguard, Thermal Blast, Phobos, Ashur
  • Competitive CTF = Sky Temples, Monolith

 

Thanks!

— Shooter

 

* = (or we have property legal authority to use them)